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A technical traverse between Hot Springs Trail and McMenemy Bench.


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Map Key

0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

Singletrack

1,124' 342 m

High

899' 274 m

Low

345' 105 m

Up

151' 46 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

Upper McMenemy begins at an intersection with Hot Springs Trail, and has a challenging singletrack climb up to a saddle point. From there, it descends around tight switchbacks without much visibility. Eventually, the trail flattens out and traverses before a more gentle climb up to McMenemy Bench, and the intersection with Girard Trail and Lower McMenemy.

The difficulty of the first part of the trail, without a major payoff, mean this trail is much less popular than doing a loop on Hot Springs, Edison Catway, and the Girard/McMenemy DH. As with all trails in this area, use a bike bell, and look out for hikers, dogs, and horses. This trail is managed by the Montecito Trails Foundation.

Contacts

Shared By:

Paul Shepherd with improvements by James M

Trail Ratings

  2.3 from 3 votes

#2

in Montecito

#35541

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  2.3 from 3 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Montecito

#3,251

in California

#35,541

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Turn towards Lower McMenemy at the Girard/McMeney intersection.
Apr 4, 2016 near Montecito, CA

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