Tunnel Trail

HARD 23 reviews
#19 of 126 trails in

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

DISTANCE
8.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2608 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding

views

waterfall

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

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

1 month ago

trail running
2 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

I'm normally a moderate hiker (my ideal hike is about 6 miles with up to 1500 of elevation) so this was a stretch for me. Note that the directions took us to the end of the trail, not the beginning, so that made it more difficult and confusing.

Pros: great views, remote location makes for a great wilderness experience

Cons: trail is very rugged, did not seem to be super well maintained. It's a very steep incline either way.

5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

9 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

good riding trail fun super technical good downhill riding

11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, April 03, 2016

hiking
Thursday, January 14, 2016

hiking
Monday, January 04, 2016

Friday, November 20, 2015

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.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Great hike!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

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

trail running
Sunday, February 22, 2015

hiking
Wednesday, January 21, 2015