Romero Canyon Trail For Mountain Biking

The 19th most popular mountain bike trail in California.

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Southeast of Santa Barbara, the Romero Canyon Trail is a rocky scramble up an old narrowing fire road into the Santa Ynez mountains. Its a five mile switchback ascent over 2,000 feet to the crest by unparalleled ocean vistas towards the Channel Islands through Chapparel. At the top, either return via the same route or try a challenging singletrack bonzai down along the creek.

To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Santa Barbara, follow SR225 (E. Cabrillo Blvd.) southeast under US101. Turn left onto Hot Springs Road and right onto SR192 (East Valley Road). After several miles, turn left onto Ramero Canyon Road. Continue east for 1.6 miles staying right and park near the gated road on the left.

Overall, Romero Canyon Trail is the 19th most popular mountain bike trail of all 132 mountain biking rides in California. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Romero Canyon Trail including Gibraltar / Redrock Loop, Little Pine Mountain / Happy Hollow, Sierra Madre Ridge Road, Gaviota State Park, Ortega Trail and Tunnel Trail.

Romero Canyon Trail near Santa Barbara (CA/US)

Romero Canyon Trail near Santa Barbara (CA/US)

Romero Canyon Trail near Santa Barbara (CA/US)

Romero Canyon Trail near Santa Barbara (CA/US)

Romero Canyon Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Los Padres National Forest (805) 967-3481; Santa Barbara Tourism (805) 965-3023; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Cycles4Rent (805) 652-0462; Velo Pro Cyclery (805) 963-7775.

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Bike! Southern California" from Dave Story

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Upper Oso Campground; Harbor View Inn, Santa Barbara

Luxury Loding:  Hotel Santa Barbara; Simpson House Inn (800) 676-1280; El Encanto (800) 346-7039

Breakfast Restaurant:  Brown Pelican, Santa Barbara; Sambos, Santa Barbar

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  34.4526, -119.5904

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  7/24/2016

ID:  5909

Romero Canyon Trail Mountain Biking Map


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