4.25 out of 5
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↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 1,600 ft
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About this trail
One of the few rides accessible from town by bike. Great pre- or post-work ride. Local club - - hosts Wednesday night rides. Can bust out loop in under 2 hours. Good long climbs with put-your-head-down-and-mash stretches punctuated by technical featured sections. Great views of SB and Channel Islands from Inspiration Point. Downhill from there, armor recommended. Top is very loose and scratchy but all rideable. Great stretches of buff singletrack and switchbacks down to creek. Creek trail is typical SB frontcountry featuring a lot of smoothed boulders, big drops, stairs, off-camber, but - again - almost all rideable.

Please anticipate THERE WILL BE OTHER TRAIL USERS, including horses. Please be respectful and yield to all. Also consider wearing bells on the downhills. Jesusita is one of the last frontcountry trails open to bikes. We really don't want to loose this one. Be cool and spread the stoke!
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Trail Features
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  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Bunny Hop

August 19, 2016
Review: While the riding in Santa Barbara may be limited, Jesusita is definitely worth the effort. It's a steep climb, but one that intermediate riders can spin up. The descent requires some skill. Intermediates will likely be in over their heads (if not over their bars) once the real meat of the descent begins. There are very rocky sections interspersed with speedy bits of trail. The unsuspecting, and unprepared could like life in Jesusita canyon tough.

Granny Gear

November 2, 2015
Copealish Granny Gear  
Review: Fun close to town up and back single track. Start from town in the multiple entry points in the neighborhood parks and ride all the way to inspiration point for great views. Most the climb is rideable you may have to hike a bike over 3 or 4 river beds or switchbacks on the upper climb unless you are a advanced rider. Fast flowy single track with some technical rock gardens. Use a bell on this trail lots of hikers. Highly reccomend this ride one of the best around SB.


June 23, 2013
Jared13 Epic  
Review: This can be ridden as an out and back or as a loop with the tunnel trail. Both options will feature some hike-a-bike, but coming from tunnels will feature less hiking. You will have to get back to your car though. Like most trails on this area, you'll have some switchbacks near the top (after the small fire road section). Then you'll hit the rock gardens as you make your way down the trail. Up by Inspiration Point there is a nice little DH section.


November 27, 2012
tjvan Poseur  
Review: Best single track in the front country. make the loop up Tunnel/Inspiration point trail and down the Jesusita and ride Foothill Rd back. First part is usually crowded on weekend but Jesusita is less traveled. Give it 2 hours plus some time to soak in the views at Inspiration point.

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