17 miles
4,199 ft
-4,202 ft
4,380 ft
High Point

Great loop with a tough fire road climb up to one of the best ST descents in Southern California. Follow Little Pine Mountain FR to Happy Hollow CG where you meet up with Santa Cruz Trail. Serious exposure on the descent. Great views throughout. Other than the exposure, the descent is mostly intermediate level, without any of the serious rock gardens present on the Santa Barbara front country trails like Tunnel, Cold Springs, and Jesusita. Hardtails are welcome on this route.

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  • AKA
    Little Pine Loop
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
  • Ridelogs
More Stats for Santa Cruz Trail Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,186 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,199 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,196 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,758 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
3,595 | 6 comments | 32 faves
Santa Cruz Trail – Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Cruz Trail – Santa Barbara, CA
24:13 | 139 | comments: 0 | favs:
Dec 9, 2014
The Santa Cruz Trail takes a little work to get to but it’s really fun coming down. It was a little muddy that day as you can tell by the mud...

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Santa Cruz Trail (Little Pine Mountain)
Aug 26, 2017 @ 10:28am
Aug 26, 2017
Still closed and in need of a ton of work. Want to help? Look up SBMTV and join in!
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