4.0 miles
763 ft
-1,882 ft
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Camuesa Connector Details

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    Downhill Primary
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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 min
    1,064 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,319 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,208 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,089 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.1 miles
  • Distance down
    2.6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,884 ft
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Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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