4 miles
Distance
763 ft
Climb
-1,882 ft
Descent
00:40:36
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Camuesa Connector Trail

Camuesa Connector Details

  • Riding area
    Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
  • 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 mountain 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
    00:40:36
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:26
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Status:
on Aug 11, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to camuesa-connector trailhead (34.562412, -119.752147)
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Camuesa Connector Trail Reports

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Aug 11, 2018 @ 7:47am
Aug 11, 2018
Apr 1, 2018 @ 9:26am
Apr 1, 2018
Had to cross a few washed out roads and managed to go the wrong way which caused me to walk across a muddy river. Still worth the trip!
Feb 1, 2018 @ 2:39pm
Feb 1, 2018
Trail is in excellent condition with another Trail Work Day on 2/4/18.
Jan 20, 2018 @ 8:50am
Jan 20, 2018
Dec 10, 2017 @ 10:38pm
Dec 10, 2017
Trail crews worked on the trail. Its back to 100% percent rideable and flowy. A little soft but other than that all the landslides are taken care...
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Oct 27, 2016 @ 10:32am
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Feb 11, 2016 @ 8:30am
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Feb 11, 2016 @ 8:29am
Feb 11, 2016
Camuesa Connector, Santa Barbara

2 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.
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  • + 0
flag Toryt7 (Jan 30, 2018 at 23:08)
 Trail is in great shape and fully passable.
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