17 miles
Distance
4,383 ft
Climb
-4,383 ft
Descent
3,492 ft
High Point

This is a fun but challenging loop up and down the Santa Barbara front country.

Park at the San Ysidro lower trail head, then transit to the bottom of Romero Canyon. Up Romero to Camino Cielo, then across to San Ysidro and down.

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    16
More Stats for Romero/San Ysidro Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    416 ft
  • Altitude start
    446 ft
  • Altitude end
    446 ft
  • Grade max
    -71.953%
  • Grade min
    45.686%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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      Trail transparency
      Lower steps section of san ysidro
      Lower steps section of san ysidro
      trail: San Ysidro
      0:19 | 120 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Jun 25, 2016
      #sb
      Santa Barabra San ysidro
      Santa Barabra San ysidro
      trail: San Ysidro
      19:58 | 257 | comments: 1 | favs:
      Sep 8, 2015
      checking out san ysidro trail on 9-5-15
      SanYsidro Trail - Santa Barbara, CA
      SanYsidro Trail - Santa Barbara, CA
      trail: San Ysidro
      20:27 | 197 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Nov 18, 2013
      The SanYsidro Trail starts out smooth and then gets a little loose and finally very rocky but its a fun trail to do.

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Romero Canyon Road
      Oct 25, 2018 @ 10:41am
      Oct 25, 2018
      San Ysidro
      Jan 7, 2018 @ 10:02pm
      Jan 7, 2018
      Burned in the Thomas Fire. Closed until further notice.
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