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Matias Potrero Trail

Intermediate

Trail

4.7 mile 7.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 983' 300 m
Descent: -805' -245 m
High: 2,066' 630 m
Low: 1,526' 465 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Kevin Fox with improvements by James M

Beautiful winding singletrack high above the Santa Ynez River.

Kevin Fox

Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

An Adventure pass is needed to park in the any of the day use areas in Santa Ynez River Recreation Area. No fee is required to park off pavement along Paradise Road.

Description

The Matias Potrero trail begins just above 1800' on the Arroyo Burro Road. The trail heads east descending at first then slowly climbing as it winds through a series of "potreros" or meadows. At about one mile in you'll reach a high point marked by a large boulder on the left. Hang on for a great ride of twisting and occasionally rocky singletrack. Another short climb takes you to the junction with the Matias Potrero Connector Trail.

Most people opt for a left at this junction and head north back down to the Santa Ynez River to complete the Matias Potrero Loop. Those who continue east will find a steady climb and worsening trail conditions. Matias Potrero ends at the junction of the Devils Canyon and Tunnel Trail.

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Apr 9, 2017
Captain Nomad
I only went a few hundred yards down from Gibraltar road, it was fairly overgrown. I'd recommend long sleeves and pants in the its current state
May 15, 2015
Ken Johnson
Beautiful trail but heavily overgrown with thistles and poison oak. Tough to see the ground in many places.

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The beginning of the Matias Potrero Trail from the Arroyo Burro Road.
Nov 20, 2013 near Mission…, CA
Making the last short climb on the Matias Potrero Trail
Dec 17, 2013 near Mission…, CA
Nice views to compliment the gnats, black flies, poison oak, and ticks.
Apr 15, 2018 near Mission…, CA

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