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Level: Advanced
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +502/ -488 ft
Total: 41 riders

Mountain Biking Jesusita

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#166 of 1,004 mountain bike trails in California
#2,443 in the world

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!

First added by rsmarg on Sep 6, 2008. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Park at Rocky Nook Park behind the mission. Ride to back of lot, follow singletrack uphill to fire station. At fire station, cross Foothill Rd. and continue up Mission Dr.. About 1/2 mile at fork, go left up Gibralter Rd. In about 1mile look for cars usually parked at ride, at fork go right to gate. Go around gate and continue up paved service road. Take till pavement ends. Continue straight up dirt about 200 feet. Look for trail on left (sometimes signed). Trail is straightforward until large creek crossing. At other side of creek stay left. Take all the way to top, continue across service road. This is Inspiration Point, where downhill begins. Continue for downhill, often paralelling service road. Continue under power lines and begin looking for singletrack trail on right. Take and descend to creek bed. Continue along creek till it ends at pavement with picnic area. Take paved road couple hundred feet where trail continues on left. Take all the way till ends at wastewater treatment plant. Ride paved road back to Foothill. At Foothilll go left back to fire station and take trail back to parking lot.

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