4 miles
Distance
231 ft
Climb
-2,652 ft
Descent
00:57:59
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Tunnel Trail

Tunnel Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    year round
  • Global Ranking
    #3035 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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 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
    -85.824%
  • Grade min
    43.116%
  • Distance climb
    2,989 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    570 ft
  • Avg time
    00:57:59
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:02
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Status:
on May 21, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • 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
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to tunnel-trail-26734 trailhead (34.495562, -119.698580)
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      Tunnel Trail Trail Reports

      datedescription
      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...
      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
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 8 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 80 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      37 |
      May 21, 2018 @ 9:31pm
      May 21, 2018
      Tunnel Trail, Santa Barbara
      56 |
      May 21, 2018 @ 9:30pm
      May 21, 2018
      Tunnel Trail, My City

      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
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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!
      [Reply]
      • + 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
      [Reply]

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