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Level: Intermediate
Length: 14 mi (22.5 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 20 riders

Mountain Biking Snyder Trail / Knapps Castle

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#242 of 1,005 mountain bike trails in California
#3,173 in the world

The trail is a combination of old roads and hiking trails (~14.5 miles for the loop option). Moderate difficulty. In Lower Santa Ynez Recreation Area. Elevation gain 2100 feet to East Camino Cielo Road. Popular for downhill mountain biking.

First added by searsandrewj on Dec 16, 2008. Last updated Apr 28, 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
Off Hwy 101, 10 miles NW on Hwy 154, 4 miles E. on Paradise Road. The trailhead is on the south side of Paradise Road between Los Prietos Campground and the Ranger Station.

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