8.3 miles
Distance
3,412 ft
Climb
-181 ft
Descent
01:47:46
Avg time
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Sisar Canyon Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Ojai
    , California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All Year (though very hot in the summer)
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #52940 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #31372 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

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.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Sisar Canyon mountain bike trail 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
    7.352%
  • Grade max
    -19.275%
  • Grade min
    36.973%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    3,970 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,367 ft
  • Avg time
    01:47:46
  • Avg reverse time
    01:35:33
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Status:
on Oct 3, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Sisar Canyon Trail Reports

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      Oct 3, 2021 @ 1:45pm
      Oct 3, 2021
      Hot and loose.
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 7:59am
      Aug 25, 2019
      Still some water in 2 creeks. Road in great shape.
      Jun 25, 2019 @ 10:18pm
      Jun 25, 2019
      Two Creek crossings but otherwise dry and warm. Very exposed beyond the first 3 miles.
      Apr 6, 2019 @ 9:09am
      Apr 6, 2019
      Mar 9, 2019 @ 9:00am
      Mar 9, 2019
      Fire road was open. 3 stream crossings required dismount. Plenty of areas w/ water erosion, but completely passable.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 29 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 28 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      All
      • 123 rides
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      Dec 22, 2017 @ 2:03pm
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      Jul 4, 2017 @ 6:52pm
      Jul 4, 2017

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      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.
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      • + 1
      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.
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      • + 0
      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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