8 miles
Distance
3,412 ft
Climb
-181 ft
Descent
01:54:32
Avg time
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Sisar Canyon Details

  • Riding Area
    Ojai
    Ojai, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All Year (though very hot in the summer)
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #24651 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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.

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More Stats for Sisar Canyon 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
    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
    01:54:32
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Status:
on Nov 17, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 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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  • 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
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      Sisar Canyon Trail Reports

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      Nov 17, 2018 @ 10:20am
      Nov 17, 2018
      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
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 10 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
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      Nov 17, 2018 @ 7:05pm
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      Sisar Canyon, Ojai
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      Sisar Canyon, Ojai
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      Dec 22, 2017 @ 2:03pm
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      Sisar Canyon, Ojai
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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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
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      • + 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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