3.2 miles
Distance
18 ft
Climb
-2,117 ft
Descent
00:55:10
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Tunnel Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Tunnel Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Santa Barbara
    , California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    year round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3035 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is a popular Multi Use Trail (hikers, runners, cyclists) maintained by SAGE Trail Alliance (nonprofit funded by donations). This trail requires a bell to ride (provided for free at bell boxes in parking area by SAGE).

This is an extremely technical trail comprised primarily of rock gardens. An enduro or trail bike is recommended; however, this trail has been ridden on hardtail by very good riders. Always yield for uphill traffic, this is not a closed racecourse.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Tunnel Trail bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,099 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,292 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,393 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,391 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,293 ft
  • Grade
    -12.6%
  • Grade max
    -70.2%
  • Grade min
    10.2%
  • Distance climb
    755 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    220 ft
  • Avg time
    00:55:10
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:02
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Status:
on Mar 4, 2021
Dry
Avg: 5 (6 votes)

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

      statusdatedescription
      Mar 4, 2021 @ 1:10pm
      Mar 4, 2021
      reporter
      Complete Brushing top to bottom by Sage Trail Alliance over 4 days! Trail is clear and riding well
      Feb 22, 2021 @ 5:41pm
      Feb 22, 2021
      Super sick DH/Enduro rig that advanced riders will want to ride a million times. Mad props to all those who developed this social test/masterpiece.
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 8:33am
      Aug 12, 2020
      Could use some trimming in areas
      Apr 19, 2020 @ 7:57pm
      Apr 19, 2020
      May 21, 2018 @ 9:27pm
      May 21, 2018
      Trail is in pretty good shape. A small overgrown section near the bottom but the upper sections are good to go. There's a new sign at the top...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 0 rides
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      All
      • 86 rides
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      Photos

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      299 |
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 8:33am
      Aug 12, 2020
      280 |
      May 21, 2018 @ 9:31pm
      May 21, 2018
      363 |
      May 21, 2018 @ 9:30pm
      May 21, 2018

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Up and Around
      6 miles

      10 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      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
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      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!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      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
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      matthewroy13 (May 21, 2019 at 5:16)
       Any update on how the tunnel trail is running?
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Snowytrail (Jul 4, 2019 at 7:57)
       Rode Tunnel 7/3/19, some overgrowth but nothing too bad. Rocks are as nasty as ever.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      String425 (Jan 28, 2020 at 18:33)
       One of the best rock garden trails I've ridden. If you are a strong rider 150mm of travel is sufficient. Lines for days.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Jtran1969 (Apr 21, 2020 at 11:20)
       Where to park car at beginning and end of trail?
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      jtran69 (Oct 12, 2020 at 13:40)
       Where to park at the top of Tunnel?
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