4.0 miles
231 ft
-2,652 ft
Avg time

Tunnel Trail Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    year round
  • Global Ranking

if you like rock gardens this is the place. Bring your big bike, but please ride with a bell as this trail is also very popular with hikers.

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More Stats for Tunnel Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,421 ft
  • Altitude min
    988 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,410 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,410 ft
  • Altitude end
    988 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,989 ft
  • Distance down
    3.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    570 ft
  • Avg time
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Avg: 5 (5 votes)

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4 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag gooseman310 (Mar 6, 2015 at 15:55)
 i have video but its very old and quality is not as good s found someone else with reasnable seed and god angle and HD hope to g hit this with in a moth or s before the HOT weather
  • + 2
flag tarp43 (Mar 11, 2015 at 12:58)
 Tunnel Trial is a multi-use trail. Both Jesusita and Tunnel Trails are heavily used by many different groups and is a very popular hiking trail with its close proximity to downtown SB. Best ridden in the early mornings or evenings and be mindful of your speed while riding the trails.

Be sure to get a bike bell, distributed by the Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers. The bells help other users on the trail be aware of mountain bikers. BikeBells can be purchased at the local bike shops or from a trail head bell box.

be sure to check out SBMTV.org for more info on SB area trails.
  • + 1
flag somismtb (Apr 11, 2015 at 17:06)
 This trail is not for the faint of heart. Will test you mentally more than physically. Non-stop carnage the entire way down. Full Face Helmet is a must. I would only bring a DH bike to this trail after first attempting it on a trail bike. Be careful.
  • + 2
flag austinbenge (Dec 17, 2015 at 15:40)
 I recomend being shuttled and guided by SB fit tours. I was very happy I had Pual there to show me the lines and speed needed to clean all the sections!

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