9.3 miles
2,061 ft
-2,065 ft
3,019 ft
High Point

Adaptive MTB will need a lot of help on singletrack

Climb up the road and DH the singletrack.

Detailed Description
Arroyo Burro is a 9 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Santa Ynez California. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 2,061 ft with a max elevation of 3,019 ft then descends -2,065 ft.
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5 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
bkxc (Feb 25, 2022 at 12:27)
Trail Arroyo Burro
Wicked good downhill trail! Sketchy loose at the top, then gets into a more rocky mix that RIPS! Reminds me just a bit of Dr. Park in Crested Butte.
  • + 0
shano55 (Feb 7, 2021 at 16:51)
Trail Arroyo Burro
Super great DH. Combo of flow and rock gardens
  • + 1
aitrob (May 6, 2020 at 23:52)
Trail Arroyo Burro
@turdull You can link it up to Matias trail by riding the fire road back up just a little bit, and that takes you all the way down to the Santa Ynez river on dirt. That trail has recently been re-opened by Sage Trail Alliance.
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turdull (Feb 7, 2020 at 21:44)
Trail Arroyo Burro
Pretty fun blue square! Fast, narrow, a bit marbly at the top and has enough tech to keep things interesting. Would be even better if there was some singletrack at the bottom rather than riding the road, but overall, good times!
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dantepetri1 (Oct 26, 2019 at 20:35)
Trail Arroyo Burro
This is the hidden gem of Santa Ynez Vly. Great mix of flow and short sections of tech. If choosing between Knapps or this, ride this hands down. Can be shuttled, but the adjacent FR climb is not very steep and pretty manageable. Kudos to SAGE

Trails in Route


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More Stats for Arroyo Burro mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,030 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,062 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,060 ft
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,494 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Arroyo Burro
Nov 12, 2022 @ 12:21am
Nov 12, 2022
Epic conditions but decent sized oak at the bottom. We moved it over but be aware. Could be cut up a bit and moved with handsaw.
Arroyo Burro Road
Nov 12, 2022 @ 12:21am
Nov 12, 2022
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