4 miles
231 ft
-2,652 ft
Avg time
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Tunnel Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, California
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    year round
  • Global Ranking

if you like rock gardens this is the place. Bring your big bike, but please ride with a bell as this trail is also very popular with hikers.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Tunnel Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,421 ft
  • Altitude min
    988 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,410 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,410 ft
  • Altitude end
    988 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,989 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    570 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jan 23, 2018
Avg: 5 (5 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 tunnel-trail-26734 trailhead (34.495562, -119.698580)
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Tunnel Trail Trail Reports

Jan 23, 2018 @ 12:38pm
Jan 23, 2018
Lots of brushing work done over the past month. All the overgrown brush has been cut back and the trail is ready to shred.
Jan 15, 2018 @ 12:08pm
Jan 15, 2018
This trail was not affected by the Thomas Fire!
Jul 24, 2017 @ 8:54pm
Jul 24, 2017
overgrown vegitation pinch points
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5 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag gooseman310 (Mar 6, 2015 at 15:55)
 i have video but its very old and quality is not as good s found someone else with reasnable seed and god angle and HD hope to g hit this with in a moth or s before the HOT weather
  • + 2
flag tarp43 (Mar 11, 2015 at 12:58)
 Tunnel Trial is a multi-use trail. Both Jesusita and Tunnel Trails are heavily used by many different groups and is a very popular hiking trail with its close proximity to downtown SB. Best ridden in the early mornings or evenings and be mindful of your speed while riding the trails.

Be sure to get a bike bell, distributed by the Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers. The bells help other users on the trail be aware of mountain bikers. BikeBells can be purchased at the local bike shops or from a trail head bell box.

be sure to check out SBMTV.org for more info on SB area trails.
  • + 1
flag somismtb (Apr 11, 2015 at 17:06)
 This trail is not for the faint of heart. Will test you mentally more than physically. Non-stop carnage the entire way down. Full Face Helmet is a must. I would only bring a DH bike to this trail after first attempting it on a trail bike. Be careful.
  • + 2
flag austinbenge (Dec 17, 2015 at 15:40)
 I recomend being shuttled and guided by SB fit tours. I was very happy I had Pual there to show me the lines and speed needed to clean all the sections!
  • + 1
flag getsomesy (Jul 24, 2017 at 20:49)
 this trail is currently somewhat overgrown and has a few pinch points where a bike just wont squeak through, regardless of skill level. the trail is not steep. it is not a double black daimond, deffinatly black diamond

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