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The Elings Loop

Intermediate
 3.8 (15) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

The best Elings Park MTB tour, and previous Kenda Cup XC race course.


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Map Key

5.2

Miles

8.4

KM

60%

Singletrack

405' 123 m

High

61' 18 m

Low

726' 221 m

Up

715' 218 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

This is a great ride within Santa Barbara with two good singletrack climbs, and lots of flowing downhill singletrack.

Need to Know

This loop is best accessed from the parking lot of Cliff Drive.

Description

To access this ride, park at the lot off Cliff Drive. Take the singletrack trail off the driveway but be ready for a short, steep descent around the first blind corner. Keep your speed and hit a nice jump along Frontage Rd, and then prepare for a long singletrack climb. Cut off the singletrack at the main road to get extra downhill.

Take a u-turn at the lookout benches and go for a great flow ride down until the washboard before a hard right. Push to the road to start the second climb. Have fun taking the flat switchbacks across the mesa, and then hit the south side downhill and run it out at top speed to the finish line.

Please use a bike bell. These trails are also used by hikers and trail runners. There are bells available at the park in bike bell boxes.

Contacts

Shared By:

Steve Minne with improvements by Sophia Dentzel

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 15 votes

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in Elings Park

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Riding across the top of Elings Park
Feb 2, 2014 near Santa B…, CA
Climbing switchbacks from the upper parking lot
Feb 2, 2014 near Santa B…, CA

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Jan 24, 2020
Ryan Mark
got lost and just explored around. back end is always in the shade and doesnt dry fast enough. lots of ruts and slippery mud 5.2mi
Nov 20, 2019
Alex Ignath
Great singletrack with up and downs. Awesome views. DH trail was awesome
Oct 17, 2018
David Ott
First ride. On the way to REC office in SLO.
Sep 29, 2018
Marco P
Apr 22, 2018
Ryan Kepp
Jan 28, 2018
Steven Rindner
Jan 14, 2018
Michael Caputo
Aug 13, 2017
Darren DeLozier