La Brea Canyon Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Santa Barbara County, California. It is within San Rafael Wilderness and Los Padres National Forest. It is 15.2 miles long and begins at 2,158 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 21.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,609 feet.
La Brea Canyon Road Professional Reviews and Guides
"Just 27 miles from Santa Maria, this pastoral canyon region, with five drive-in camps and good dirt roads, is an under-utilized area. Most of the year-except during the rainy season-the roads here are open and passable by passenger cars with reasonable ground clearance and careful drivers. Remember-conditions can quickly change on remote mountain roads! This beautiful area, with the wide, 7-mile La Brea Canyon Road, is one of the best for beginning riders. Oak and sycamore groves beside open grass fields and chaparral provide a varied landscape where it's a delight to ride. The nearly level road is easy to ride and fun to explore!"
--Delaine Fragnoli & Don Douglass, Mountain Biking Southern California's Best 100 Trails (Fine Edge Productions).
"La Brea Canyon Road meanders across meadows, in and out of oak groves, and crosses La Brea Creek several times as the canyon gradually narrows. A lovely route in its own right, it can be used to link and loop several other roads and trails described elsewhere in this section."
--Delaine Fragnoli, Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails (Fine Edge Productions).
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