4 miles
Distance
393 ft
Climb
-1,516 ft
Descent
00:43:12
Avg time
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Camuesa Connector Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Santa Barbara
    , California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #14634 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Camuesa Connector bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,119 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,065 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,314 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,196 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,076 ft
  • Grade
    -5.3%
  • Grade max
    -35.8%
  • Grade min
    27.9%
  • Distance climb
    4,560 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,283 ft
  • Avg time
    00:43:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:26
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Status:
on Mar 18, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4.4 (5 votes)

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
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  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
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      Camuesa Connector Trail Reports

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      Mar 18, 2020 @ 2:37pm
      Mar 18, 2020
      Two good sized trees down on the last downhill section after the big right hand berm.
      Feb 9, 2020 @ 6:12pm
      Feb 9, 2020
      primo and recently buffed out!
      Jan 11, 2020 @ 9:39am
      Jan 11, 2020
      Excellent dirt conditions
      Dec 26, 2019 @ 8:10pm
      Dec 26, 2019
      Very muddy and dirt caking to the wheels. Needs to dry out for a week or two.
      Dec 7, 2019 @ 6:21pm
      Dec 7, 2019
      Dirt is perfect only a small section with a little plant overgrowth but everything else is perfect.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 33 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 66 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
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      • 195 rides
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      Oct 27, 2016 @ 10:32am
      Oct 27, 2016
      273 |
      Feb 11, 2016 @ 8:30am
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      19 Oaks to Camuesa
      12 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag getsomesy (Jul 24, 2017 at 20:51)
       it has been overgrown by grass this spring, and doubtful that it has been cleared back. a couple small washouts. otherwise in good condition.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Toryt7 (Jan 30, 2018 at 23:08)
       Trail is in great shape and fully passable.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag richnuthouse (Jan 24, 2019 at 19:04)
       OSO canyon road closed at river. River is high and strong flow. Abandoned ride.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Littlefish77 (Apr 6, 2019 at 20:24)
       Trail is pretty good shape. Lots of grass and other growth due to all the rain but still plenty good for a day out. Some sneaky PO to watch out for. River is still high and you have to wade across it at the start and end of the ride. Worth the effort.
      [Reply]

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