Camuesa Connector Details
This trail is very much the little brother of the nearby Santa Cruz Trail. The trail is shorter, the climb to the trail head is shorter, and while there is one exposed area, it is much less threatening than the Santa Cruz Trail.
Most people ride this as a loop starting from the Lower Oso day use area. You can either take the road or the trail from Lower Oso to Upper Oso campground. From there you take the Camuesa OHV Road to the trail head. It is around 2.5 miles and 1000 ft of climbing from Upper Oso to the trail head. The bottom of the trail crosses the Santa Ynez River and meets up with the road from the Red Rock area. Turn downhill and ride the road back to Lower Oso, about 2.5 miles.
From the trail head you descend through a meadow and into a narrow canyon. This leads to the first of three climbs. And this first one is the toughest, with steeply climbing switch backs. The descents between the climbs are fun and flowy on relatively smooth single track. The rest of the climbs are short and a nice break from descending through the chaparral.
This trail is sometimes used by horses from the nearby Rancho Oso, so please ride with a bell.
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More Stats for Camuesa Connector mountain bike trail
Altitude change-1,119 ft
Altitude min1,064 ft
Altitude max2,319 ft
Altitude start2,208 ft
Altitude end1,089 ft
Distance climb1.1 miles
Distance down2.6 miles
Distance flat1,884 ft
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