Snyder Trail / Knapp's Castle
ElevationAscent: 29' 9 m
Descent: -1,933' -589 m
High: 2,984' 910 m
Low: 1,078' 329 m
GradeAvg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)
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“Fun ride (shuttle or out-and-back) with great views over backcountry and the Santa Ynez valley.”— Bela Bauer
The climb is tough, but almost completely rideable if you have strong legs. The downhill is really fun and very fast. The top section is wide-open with a few jumps. In the middle section there are a few tight switchbacks and some rocks, but nothing scary. Towards the bottom, it gets narrow and steep in a few places, only to meet a fireroad and get wide-open again at the very bottom.
I recommend taking the short side-trip to Knapp's Castle, if just for the views.
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. Also, please stay on the main trail and don't use the shortcuts!
Local Club: Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers
Apr 10, 2019: Elings Park Trail Work Wednesday – April 10th, 2019
Apr 6, 2019: State Trails Day – Saturday, April 6th 2019
Mar 20, 2019: CPR + AED Training
Land Manager: USFS - Los Padres National Forest Office