Sunday, May 29, 2011

Santa Barbara Canyon To Painted Rock By Bike- 5/28/11

Painted Rock, anyone who has every visited this special site along the Sierra Madre Ridge will tell you how great it is. The entire trip starting from Santa Barbara Canyon up the Buckhorn Road and along Sierra Madre Road provides awesome views into Santa Barbara's backcountry that can be found no where else. If you have the time and the endurance try this ride out. Stats: Approx 39 miles round trip, 4800 ft of elevation gained/lost when traveling from the SB Canyon gate(normally 29miles) and about 16 miles round trip when traveling from the McPherson Peak gate.

The gate at Santa Barbara Ranch was locked making this trip 5 miles longer in each direction and most forest gates that are normally opened are currently closed so be sure you call before you head out.

View into the upper cave or "Sapaksi"

The grassy meadow of Montgomery Potrero

View along the Sierra Madre Road

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