Prewitt Ridge Downhill Trail
The Prewitt Ridge Downhill Trail is an extreme decent down a ridge directly headed towards the Pacific Ocean. The forest and endless trail systems are astounding in this area. The trail gets really technical and steep towards the middle. I would stick to the fire roads in this area if you are a beginner. I would suggest visiting after we get a little rain as it gets extremely dry and slick when it hasn’t rained for a while.
- To complete the loop (see map below) Park across from the Kirk creek campground at Goleta, CA,
990526, -121.495083. Gear up and start your ride south along the 1 a block turning east on Nacimiento-Fergusson road.
You definitely will want to bring plenty of water or a filtration system if you plan on making this trek. We are talking about a 3000 Ft. assent in a little less than 4 mile. The odds are you will be carrying the bike during this loop. For those with the stamina and the fortitude to make this trek, the experience is one of a kind. Make sure that you have proper survival items if you plan on hitting some back country exploring (maps, matches, compass, water, etc…).
- For those that Plan on only riding the downhill section, place a car on the 1 and take a second truck up to the jump off, the coordinates are 35.971074, -121.452978.
Remember to wear layers as a warm day can become frigid in minutes here. Be safe.
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