7 miles
3,045 ft
-851 ft
Avg time
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Romero Canyon Road Details

  • Riding area
    Romero Canyon
    Santa Barbara, California
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  • Direction
    Both Directions
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Romero Rd is a utility and fire access road closed to all motor vehicles. It rises from above Montecito up to El Camino Cielo. It provides access to the top of the Romero Trail, Cold Springs Trail, and San Ysidro Trail.The surface is fairly smooth, but littered with lots of gravelly little rocks. It is graded below the power lines, but hasn't been bladed above since 2007 and is primarily a single track again. This is a great climb and descend for intermediate riders.

This trail is heavily used by hikers and the occasional equestrian, so please ride with a bell. If you don't have one of your own, then you can borrow one from the SBMTV bell box just inside the gate at the trail head.

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More Stats for Romero Canyon Road mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,194 ft
  • Altitude min
    886 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,127 ft
  • Altitude start
    886 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,080 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,388 ft
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on Jun 30, 2018
Avg: 4 (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 romero-canyon-road trailhead (34.453060, -119.590700)
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Romero Canyon Road Trail Reports

Jun 30, 2018 @ 10:50am
Jun 30, 2018
Significant work has been completed to put the trail in rideable condition. Some sections have minor reroutes due to fire, slides or erosion...
Feb 10, 2018 @ 9:08am
Feb 10, 2018
Trail is closed. Only rideable about 1/5 of the way up.
Jan 15, 2018 @ 12:06pm
Jan 15, 2018
This trail is closed. For details,...
Dec 17, 2017 @ 10:39am
Dec 17, 2017
thomas fire should have this trail closed. i havent been there personally to see but there is an uncontained fire in and through romero canyon
Aug 26, 2017 @ 10:25am
Aug 26, 2017
Good condition!
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Apr 28, 2017 @ 10:22pm
Apr 28, 2017
Romero Canyon Road, Santa Barbara
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Apr 28, 2017 @ 10:21pm
Apr 28, 2017
Romero Canyon Road, Santa Barbara

Routes with this trail

Romero/San Ysidro Loop
17 miles

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