Tunnel Trail

HARD 5 reviews
#23 of 121 trails in

Tunnel Trail is a 8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Santa Barbara, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible from September until June. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

8.0 miles 2818 feet Out & Back

dog friendly


mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding



Directions from Chaparral Ranger Station: Follow the Juniper Canyon Trail 1.2 miles southward to the intersection with Tunnel Trail.

mountain biking
2 months ago

good riding trail fun super technical good downhill riding

11 months ago

Good workout and plenty of choices on doing a harder trail if wanted. We did it in about 80 degree weather and it was perfect.

1 year ago

Great hike!

1 year ago

Fun walk. Did it in the early morning when it was in total shade. Beautiful at the top and the 3.8 miles is for the total distance, and isn't quite that long

Sunny and hot on the way in. Amazing trail and trail options once you pass the (now dry) water station.