8 miles
3,412 ft
-181 ft
Avg time
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Sisar Canyon Details

  • Riding area
    Ojai, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    All Year (though very hot in the summer)
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking

A great fire road with amazing views. Its got shade for the most of the fist part then when it climbs out of the canyon it leaves the shade. It is steep enough to be very challenging but never to steep to the point where you have no gears left. It is a long climb though, anywhere from 1 hour to 1 hour and 45 minutes depending on your fitness. So make sure to bring plenty of water and some food is good.

Side Trips: At the top you can take the fire road to the right a few more miles to get to the top of red reaf single track and descend there meeting back up with the bottom of sisar. Or you can go left and ride the fire road up and down for a bit and eventually meet at gridley and can decent there though that is a long road ride back to the car.

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More Stats for Sisar Canyon mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    3,231 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,680 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,911 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,680 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,911 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    3,970 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,367 ft
  • Avg time
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on Sep 29, 2018
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to sisar-canyon trailhead (34.444150, -119.135060)
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Sisar Canyon Trail Reports

Sep 29, 2018 @ 7:25am
Sep 29, 2018
Aug 25, 2018 @ 9:08pm
Aug 25, 2018
The fire road climb is fine. Do not take the single track back down. The fire wiped out the trail and you will be stuck in a valley where the...
Mar 25, 2018 @ 11:32am
Mar 25, 2018
Dec 7, 2017 @ 1:03pm
Dec 7, 2017
reporter Closed due to wildfire
Aug 11, 2017 @ 2:55pm
Aug 11, 2017
Hot and dry!
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Dec 22, 2017 @ 2:03pm
Dec 22, 2017
Sisar Canyon, Ojai
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Aug 11, 2017 @ 2:55pm
Aug 11, 2017
Sisar Canyon, My City
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Jul 4, 2017 @ 6:52pm
Jul 4, 2017
Sisar Canyon, My City

3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag forthelove (May 3, 2017 at 15:10)
 Great ride but a killer climb out of the gate. Start later in the day to take advantage of the shade, but not too late so that it's dark coming down the single track.
  • + 0
flag Tumata (Jul 4, 2017 at 18:52)
 Very nice trail. It can be long and tiring, as it is uphill the whole way. One nice thing though is that the more you climb the less steep it becomes. The sun can really slow you down... Bring water.
  • + 0
flag farfromovin (Aug 25, 2018 at 21:09)
 Don’t take the single track back down. The fire wiped it out half way down and you’ll be stuck in a valley hike a biking over huge boulders following the stream out. Not fun.

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