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Camuesa Connector Trail - Los Padres National Forest
Trail Distance 3.81 Miles

Trail crosses the Santa Ynez River and meanders four miles up the south slope of the river canyon to tie into Romero Camuesa Rd. Directions: From Santa Barbara Hwy 101, 10 miles NW on Hwy 154, 9 miles East on Paradise.

Trail Details

  • Trail #: 27W22
  • Wilderness Area: Non Wilderness Area
  • County: Santa Barbara County
  • Ranger District: Santa Barbara Ranger District
  • Trail-head Latitude: 34.53608
  • Trail-head Longitude: -119.73502
  • Water Sources: No Water Available
  • Trail Condition: Good - Trail is easy to follow and is in good shape
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  • Activities & Features:
    • Creek
    • Day Hiking
    • Mountain Biking
    • River

Trail Stats

  • Total Elevation Gain: + 604 feet.
  • Total Elevation Loss: - 1742 feet.
  • Overall Average Slope Gain: + 9 %.
  • Overall Average Slope Loss: - 11 %.
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Survey Photos:

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 12-18-2016

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 12-18-2016

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 12-18-2016

Submitted Trail Reports

Camuesa Connector Trail Survey - 09-19-2017 - by Gerry Ching
Link: Camuesa Connector Trail
Date: 09-19-2017
Surveyor Name:Gerry Ching
Trail description:This is a partial survey from the Santa Ynez River trailhead to the first lookout point 1.4 miles from the trailhead. Although this section of the trail is easy to follow, there are some sections that could stand a little clearing. At this time of year, the river is usually dry making the initial crossing easy. Heavy rains this spring erased the nice rock-lined pathway across the river, but the crossing is short and easy to follow. The first mile up to the point where the trail starts up the small canyon is in good shape, but virtually all water bars are gone. The next 0.1 mile into the canyon is also in good shape, but the grass is at least waist-high on either side of the trail. The segment starting a 1.1 mile to 1.2 mile is fine for hikers, but a little difficult for bikers as the trail is fairly deeply incised into the ground. Cutting the sides down to make it wider and installing some water bars would make it a lot easier for bikers. The remainder of the distance to the lookout area is in good, but slightly eroded shape.
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Good shape and easy to follow
Camuesa Connector Trail Survey - 03-20-2017 - by Arliss Crow
Link: Camuesa Connector Trail
Date: 03-20-2017
Surveyor Name:Arliss Crow
Trail description:The trail is in surprisingly good condition after the Rey fire and the heavy rains we have had.  There is one small section of trail that has slumped away but it is easy enough to get around.
Mode of transport:Array
Trail condition:Needs some work
Camuesa Connector Trail Survey - 12-18-2016 - by Anonymous Surveyor
Link: Camuesa Connector Trail
Date: 12-18-2016
Surveyor Name:Anonymous Surveyor
Mode of transport:Bicycle
Trail condition:Good shape and easy to follow

Camuesa Connector Trail Survey - 01-10-2015 - by FP
Link: Camuesa Connector Trail
Date: 01-10-2015
Surveyor Name:FP
Trail description:This is a nice, little-used trail.  I pushed my bike up this trail from Paradise Road to the Romero Camuesa Road, from there I biked downhill all the way to Upper Oso campground and back to the Camuesa Connector trailhead, where I had left my car.  But in order to save yourself pushing your bike uphill, it's best to leave the bike at Upper Oso campground, and drive to the Camuesa Connector trailhead, along Paradise Road.  Then hike the Camuesa Connector trail to the road, and walk along the road to Upper Oso, where your bike will be waiting.  From there, it is an easy, mostly downhill bike ride back to the car.
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Good shape and easy to follow

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Last Updated: Monday, February 15, 2016

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