3 miles
Distance
163 ft
Climb
-2,078 ft
Descent
00:15:38
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Knapps Castle DH Trail

Knapps Castle DH Details

  • Riding Area
    Santa Ynez
    Santa Ynez, California
  • AKA
    Snyder trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, RD, Fat, Adaptive MTB, CX
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    all
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #32806 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    usfs

This trail is most often ridden as a shuttle. There are many hikers, especially on the weekend, so please ride with a bell.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Knapps Castle DH bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,915 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,072 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,987 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,987 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,072 ft
  • Grade
    -10.521%
  • Grade max
    -43.639%
  • Grade min
    24.695%
  • Distance climb
    2,466 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    876 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:56
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Status:
on Dec 24, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Knapps Castle DH Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 24, 2018 @ 10:18am
      Dec 24, 2018
      Oct 8, 2018 @ 8:20pm
      Oct 8, 2018
      Nice and loose
      Jun 10, 2018 @ 6:19pm
      Jun 10, 2018
      Overgrown vegetation and dusty
      Feb 22, 2018 @ 10:23am
      Feb 22, 2018
      Trail has been repaired by the forest crew. The bottom section has completely changed course but the top parts are all the same. Some new jumps...
      Jan 15, 2018 @ 12:11pm
      Jan 15, 2018
      The trail was graded as a fire break during the Thomas Fire.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 10 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      All
      • 157 rides
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      Photos

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      58 |
      Jan 26, 2018 @ 1:23am
      Jan 26, 2018
      Knapps Castle DH, Ventura

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag getsomesy (Jul 24, 2017 at 20:52)
       this trail is in fairly good condition relatively. it has been weed wacked in the last few months so ingres from vegitation is minimal
      [Reply]

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