4 miles
Distance
763 ft
Climb
-1,882 ft
Descent
00:40:26
Avg time
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Camuesa Connector Details

  • Riding Area
    Santa Barbara
    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.

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More Stats for Camuesa Connector bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,119 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,064 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,319 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,208 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,089 ft
  • Grade max
    -50%
  • Grade min
    54.693%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,884 ft
  • Avg time
    00:40:26
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:26
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Status:
on Nov 20, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      Camuesa Connector Trail Reports

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      Nov 20, 2018 @ 9:58pm
      Nov 20, 2018
      Great shape
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 11:09am
      Nov 18, 2018
      The trail is in great shape! It was just worked on by SBMTV. Yes, it is dry, it will be amazing after a little rain!
      Oct 18, 2018 @ 6:00pm
      Oct 18, 2018
      After the trail work was done a few months ago the dirt was really soft it’s all compact now. And the whole trail is clear of overgrown...
      Aug 23, 2018 @ 6:33pm
      Aug 23, 2018
      Aug 11, 2018 @ 7:47am
      Aug 11, 2018
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      Feb 11, 2016 @ 8:29am
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      Camuesa Connector, Santa Barbara

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      3 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]

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