Year Round 10 km Volkswalk Event

Carpinteria, CA

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Sponsor: Placer Pacers Volkssport Club (AVA 686/CA 46)
Sanction Nr: YRE 1856
Holiday Inn Express Suites
5605 Carpinteria Avenue 
Carpinteria, CA  90013 
Phone:  805-566-9499 
Reservations Only: 888-409-8300
Hours: The hotel front desk is open 24/7.  However, you can only walk between dawn and dusk. 
 This trail has an AVA rating of 1B because some of the route is along semi-improved terrain.  It passes through beautiful residential areas, parks, and the Carpinteria downtown.  We've saved the best for last -- shortly before the end you walk the length of Carpinteria Beach State Park with its beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.


All travelers: 
*   Take US-101 to the Casitas Pass Road exit (exit #86A).
*   South on Casitas Pass Road to the stop light at Carpinteria Avenue.
*   Left on Carpinteria Avenue to the hotel, which is on your left side.


The Pooter Patches from years past are available as "B" awards.  .


  Yes - Southern California.  Two state historical plaques commemorate the nearby Chumash Indian village of "Mishopshnow," discovered by Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, August 14, 1541.  Spanish soldiers, observing the Indians building wooden canoes, called the village "La Carpinteria" -- the carpenter shop. The route passes one marker and goes within half a block of the other.
Fees: Ask for the "volksmarch book" at the desk.  Every participant must register, sign the liability waiver, carry a start card, and turn the start card in at the end of the event.  Fees are: 
     *   "B" award  $4.00     
     *   IVV/AVA Credit Only  $3.00 
     *   Participation Only- Free 
Note:  Awards are not kept at the start/finish.  They will be mailed to you at no additional cost.
IVV Credit: You are eligible for IVV Individual Achievement Awards program event credit every time you complete the course and pay your fee.    Of course, you also earn distance credit every time you complete the course.
Miscellaneous: Dogs Welcome w/Clean-UpWater and restrooms are available at the start/finish, and at a couple of public parks and buildings along the trail.  Pets are welcome, but should be kept on a leash.  Please clean up after them.  Dogs are not allowed on the beach in Carpinteria State Beach.  Children under 12 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.  Every reasonable effort has been taken to make this event safe and enjoyable for everyone.  However, the Central Coast Peregrine Pathfinders cannot be held responsible for any lost of stolen articles, accidents, or injury of any kind.
Weather: We won't try predicting the weather for your walk.  However, if you would like information on current conditions and a 10-day forecast, visit The Weather Channel.
Point of
Our Trail Masters for this event are Barbara & John Ahlman, e-mail
Host City
CarpinteriaCarpinteria sits on the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara County, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) south of Santa Barbara on U.S. 101. The Spanish named the area Carpinteria  because the Chumash tribe, which lived in the area, had a large seagoing canoe-building  enterprise, or "carpentry shop there. The tribe had chosen the location because of  naturally- occurring surface tar which was used to seal the boats. Seals and sea lions can be see the area December through May, as well as an occasional gray whale. Tide pools contain starfish, sea anemones, crabs, snails, octopi and sea urchins.  Carpinteria is home to a world-renowned surfing area at Rincon Point, and a beautiful swimming beach. Over 800,000 visitors come annually to swim, picnic, fish and hike at Carpinteria State Beach Park. Encompassing wooded groves and 4,000 feet of ocean frontage, the park offers overnight camping and the best surf-fishing and tide-pooling for miles around.  Dozens of antique stores, small shops and restaurants are clustered along the main streets of  Carpinteria, making the Area a browser's paradise. 

Caprinteria AvenueOnce a year, the town's normally peaceful streets turn into a midway of adventure during the rollicking California Avocado Festival, an October spectacle devoted to good eating and family fun. Those in search of quieter pleasures can bike tranquil mountain roads, enjoy Sunday matches at the scenic Santa Barbara Polo Club, stroll through the excellent Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, or take in a play performed by the local theater group, Seaside Theatre Company. Nature smiles kindly on the Carpinteria Valley, where fruit trees blanket the hillsides, sandy beaches stretch in the sun, and daytime temperatures range between 60 and 80 degrees. 

Some sites with information about our host city include: 
*  City Government 
*  Carpinteria Beach State Park 
*  Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce

Walkers from over 30 states have enjoyed the year round event (YRE) trails of the CCPP.  Since this event's opening on July 1, 2002, people from these hometowns have walked here:
  • Canada (Cornwall ON, Victoria BC, West Vancouver BC)
  • Arizona  (Surprise, Tucson)
  • California  (Arroyo Grande, Auburn, Banning, Canyon Country, Carmichael, Colton, Corona, Covina, Cypress, Dana Point, Fresno, Garden Grove, Grover Beach, Irvine, Lompoc, Long Beach, Los Osos, Moreno Valley, Mountain  Valley, Newport Beach, Nipomo, Norco, Oak Park, Orinda, Paso Robles, San Diego, San Jose, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Rosa, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, Sun City, Sunland, Thousand Oaks, Tracy, Vandenberg AFB, Ventura)
  • Colorado  (Ft. Collins)
  • Maryland  (Laurel)
  • Massachusetts (Princeton)
  • New Mexico (Albuquerque)
  • Nevada (Reno)
  • Ohio (Dayton)
  • Oklahoma (Layton)
  • Oregon  (Milwaukie)
  • Rhode Island (Pawtucket, Portsmouth)
  • Texas  (Livingston, San Antonio, San Benito)
  • Washington  (Camano Island, Lynnwood, Tahuya, Tacoma)
  • West Virginia (Huntington)

If you have questions or wish to find out more about our club or about volkssports, you can e-mail us by clicking here.

Links to More Information on the PP

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Carpinteria YRE Walk

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Lompoc YRE Walk

Santa Barbara YRE Walk


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