4 miles
Distance
471 ft
Climb
-1,602 ft
Descent
00:39:53
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Camuesa Connector Trail

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 [+]
    • 50 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Camuesa Connector bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,130 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,060 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,307 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,195 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,066 ft
  • Grade
    -5.4%
  • Grade max
    -53.8%
  • Grade min
    45.5%
  • Distance climb
    4,757 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,375 ft
  • Avg time
    00:39:53
  • Avg reverse time
    00:50:00
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Status:
on Mar 28, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.55 (7 votes)

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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • 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
  • Map Markers
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Camuesa Connector Trail Reports

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      Mar 28, 2021 @ 8:46am
      Mar 28, 2021
      tree has been removed
      Mar 20, 2021 @ 10:21am
      Mar 20, 2021
      Tree down after the last corner of the second downhill. Behind a blind corner so a bit sketchy.
      Jan 8, 2021 @ 8:49am
      Jan 8, 2021
      Dec 13, 2020 @ 3:55pm
      Dec 13, 2020
      Super fun ride as always. Quite a bit of brake bumps currently.
      Dec 7, 2020 @ 10:49am
      Dec 7, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 66 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 325 rides
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      Dec 7, 2020 @ 10:49am
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      Apr 24, 2019 @ 6:27pm
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      Apr 24, 2019 @ 6:27pm
      Apr 24, 2019
      445 |
      Oct 27, 2016 @ 10:32am
      Oct 27, 2016

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      19 Oaks to Camuesa
      12 miles

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      getsomesy Trailforks Pro Subscriber (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
      Toryt7 (Jan 30, 2018 at 23:08)
       Trail is in great shape and fully passable.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      richnuthouse (Jan 24, 2019 at 19:04)
       OSO canyon road closed at river. River is high and strong flow. Abandoned ride.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Littlefish77 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (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]
      • + 0
      vusao Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Nov 17, 2020 at 8:20)
       Trail is in good condition. Wasn't majorly affected by recent fires. Creeks and the Santa Ynez river are bone dry, ditto for the trail. The entire loop feels like an awesome XC trail, bring lots of water!
      [Reply]

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