3 miles
Distance
293 ft
Climb
-1,411 ft
Descent
00:25:55
Avg time
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Jesusita Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Santa Barbara
    , California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #17596 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking

Fun, flowy, rocky single track typical of the SB South Coast. It can be ridden as either an out-and-back, or as a loop by climbing up the trail to Inspiration Point and coming down the fire road to the upper trail head. There are some very difficult tech sections, but they can be easily walked. This trail is heavily used by hikers, please always ride with a bell.

More Stats for Jesusita bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,118 ft
  • Altitude min
    442 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,653 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,639 ft
  • Altitude end
    521 ft
  • Grade max
    -63.463%
  • Grade min
    30.995%
  • Distance climb
    3,102 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,818 ft
  • Avg time
    00:25:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:32:52
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Status:
on Aug 15, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Jesusita Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 15, 2019 @ 12:08pm
      Aug 15, 2019
      Dry but awesome. Thanks to the trail crews who brushed!!!!
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 4:45pm
      Aug 13, 2019
      Dry but clear. A bit gnarly for my skill level but a fun trail.
      Jul 13, 2019 @ 2:58pm
      Jul 13, 2019
      Dry AF!
      May 20, 2019 @ 8:03am
      May 20, 2019
      Dirt is good. Upper trail lots of bush and poison oak but good to go
      Feb 23, 2019 @ 10:26am
      Feb 23, 2019
      Few areas need some work after the rain but its all rideable and fun still
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 86 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • 284 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      Jesusita Loop
      10 miles

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag bairdking (Jan 6, 2019 at 10:44)
       Overall I agree with the blue rating, but first-time riders should be aware that there are multiple black sections that you will probably walk if you are not an experienced rider.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      flag ccrawford11 (Apr 28, 2019 at 8:27)
       This trail is no longer a bike trail. There is only about 250 yards of flow on the trail, over 5 miles of dirt and that’s all you get. There are huge steps for hikers on the trail now. Oh if you don’t like getting poison oak don’t even think about doing this trail it was EVERYWHERE. Now I have poison oak EVERYWHERE... yes... EVERYWHERE. There were some sections of black diamond chunky stuff which was fun too but shouldn’t be rated blue at all anymore. It was a hell of an adventure. Anyway 1/10 in terms of fun on account of the poison oak. 2/10 if there was no poison oak; Getting off your bike and hiking or walking down the trail was frustrating. We just came from bootleg canyon outside of Vegas and the riding there is at such a high level but it still had flow. This has been lost to hiking I think.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag gnarwahl (May 18, 2019 at 16:21)
       Not sure what trail the person who commented below rode, but Jesusita (or Jes) is a local SB classic that's currently in great shape thanks to recent trail work. I'd say it's a high intermediate to advanced trail with a couple of very challenging technical sections and some tight but flowy switchbacks at the top. Entirely rideable, walking unnecessary unless required by caution or skill level.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag stevobike (Jun 4, 2019 at 10:39)
       Just rode it Sunday, 6-2-19. It was wet and slippery, making it ride much harder than i expected. Rocky and rooty DH sections rode more like double diamond. Even dry, i would rate this trail a solid black diamond. Im from N cal, and ride lots of rock.
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      • + 1
      flag nharrichh (Aug 16, 2019 at 11:25)
       Super fun trail. Relative to the blue trails in the area that I have ridden (Camuesa and Elings) and even Tequipas, which is black, Jesusita is significantly more technical so I think it deserves a black rating.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Donikimi (Sep 19, 2019 at 13:41)
       DH of Jesusita is fun and provides some challenges to newbie mountain bikers like me. It is way difficult than any other blue trails that I have ever ridden. But not constantly intimidating as black diamond trails do, I guess? The only downside is that I have to hike through many sections between Seven Falls-Inspiration Point.
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