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Camuesa Connector Trail

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3.9 Miles 6.3 Kilometers


307' 94 m


-1,425' -434 m



Avg Grade (5°)


Max Grade (14°)

2,307' 703 m


1,074' 327 m


Shared By Kevin Fox



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Some of the sweetest most consistent singletrack around!

Kevin Fox

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The Camuesa Connector trail runs from the Big Pine/Buckhorn road down to Paradise Road along the Santa Ynez River. From the start, the trail is fun all the way.

After a short descent from the Big Pine/Buckhorn Road the trail levels out and begins to climb slightly. Quickly about half a dozen switch backs grab your attention. All the turns are ride-able but most intermediates will walk a few. Once a clear high point is reached the real fun begins!

The trail twists and turns its way from the high point down to the river. Smooth fast sections are mixed with tight turns and slower rocky areas. It's all fun with just a few short uphills thrown in for good measure.

After an exposed rocky section followed by some final turns in the woods you'll reach the river bed. This crossing can be wet or dry depending on the season but it is rarely very deep. Once across the paved paradise road is just up a short hill.


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May 30, 2015
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0% Oct 16, 2015
The Forest Service has closed the road from Lower Oso to Upper Oso, but it is rideable. The singletrack connector is unrideable. Buckhorn Road is badly rutted and severely washed out in many places, making it a more of a challenge than just a soft pedal fire road climb. Camuesa Connector is about 85% rideable. Get ready for a knee high river crossing at the end. A 1.5 hr loop just got semi-epic. Mar 15, 2017
Mike Tarpey
Santa Barbara, CA
Mike Tarpey   Santa Barbara, CA
SBMTV recently finished rebuilding the first mile of Camuesa Connector Trail, which was devastated by the Rey fire and subsequent heavy rains in 2017. Work included installing culverts in large gullies, repairing switchbacks, brushing, and re-benching big slides.  Ka-Moose-a is in in excellent shape. Get out there, YEWW!!!! Note: The gate to trail head Upper Oso Trail is closed, however this is only to prevent motorized vehicles/OHV from access Buckhorn Rd.  The trail is open to non motorized recreation and its ok to hop the gate here. 1/22/18 Jan 22, 2018

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