7 miles
Distance
3,045 ft
Climb
-851 ft
Descent
01:16:29
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Romero Canyon Road Trail

Romero Canyon Road Details

  • Riding Area
    Romero Canyon
    Santa Barbara, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #19487 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Romero Canyon Road 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
    6.202%
  • Grade max
    -43.913%
  • Grade min
    46.88%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,388 ft
  • Avg time
    01:16:29
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:55
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Status:
on Oct 25, 2018
Very Dry
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
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  • 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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      Romero Canyon Road Trail Reports

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      Oct 25, 2018 @ 10:41am
      Oct 25, 2018
      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
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 83 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 366 rides
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      Romero Canyon Road, My City
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      Oct 2, 2018 @ 12:10pm
      Oct 2, 2018
      Romero Canyon Road, My City

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      Romero/San Ysidro Loop
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