Rincon Bike Trail
Rincon Bike Trail
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frqentravlr
Santa Barbara, CA134 contributions
Friends
This bike trail has just been constructed along the Rincon south of Carpinteria. The views of the Channel Islands and the coast are spectacular as the beach and waves are right beside you. The route is dead flat and paved in concrete. The trail is 3.6 miles long beginning just south of Carpinteria at the world famous surf break, Rincon Point and continues down the coast to Mobil Pier Road. From there you can either turn around or continue along the old, two lane Hwy 1 that has wide paved shoulders. Bring a snack or ride past the Mobil Pier to Hobson County Park snack shop for a snack and a drink. The ride is easy one for any age and the views are the best!
Written December 8, 2015
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Bob B
Santa Barbara, CA146 contributions
I live in Carpinteria and ride this trail to Ventura and back at least once a month. It's usually a good ride, though it can vary with the wind and weather. I ride through the non-trail gap on the 101, both coming and going (southbound and northbound on the return) and while requiring extra caution I've felt pretty safe - the southbound trip is a quick descent, and returning northbound it is stepp, takes a while, but the shoulder is very wide. It is possible to avoid the 101 entirely by using Bates Road/Rincon Hill Road. The new portion of the path is safe, well surfaced, usually uncrowded. You have to watch for the occasional jogger/pedestrian. If it's windy and you're into a headwind, it can be a real drudge. Same if it's cold and foggy. I would say the biggest spoiler is a strong headwind. Once you're off the new portion onto the old path it's a different story - bad surfaces, more foot traffic, and when on the original 101, now in part RV parking, you have to watch for vehicles. Some unmarked or poorly marked turns are required at the transition from the new path to the old original. Still, I keep coming back to this ride, it's mostly level, and in good weather with no wind, a really great ride and well worth it - I suspect nothing else quite like it in California, certainly way better than the Santa Monica/Venice beach path down to Redondo. There's a porta potty half way to Ventura, other than that you need to be ready to ride the full length.
Written October 20, 2019
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SantaBarbTravelers
Santa Barbara, CA26 contributions
Couples
Great ride for anyone including kids as it is pretty level and protected from the highway. Going South get off at Rincon Point Rd for a parking lot right at the start. Several places to stop and view the beach. You can ride all the way to Ventura from here.
Written January 27, 2017
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John-MelanieZ
Brea, CA21 contributions
The ride starts out well but there are many miles that you are riding on an unprotected bike path on the busy Old PCH road. The part of the ride within the protected two lane, two-way bike path was very pleasant with a beautiful ocean view. Wished this protected bike path was the whole way, not just a short part of the Rincon Bike Trail. We started in Ventura and rode north to Rincon Beach.
Written July 24, 2020
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surfintrekie
Las Vegas, NV161 contributions
this trail is about 4 or 5 miles long, it ends at old 101 then you cycle for about 7 miles before you connect with the next Caltrans trail which exits at Bates road. you can take it up to 150 which will go to Ojai. I just cycled it back to the Ventura Pier
Written August 24, 2020
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ray v
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About 1 mi. south of the dedicated bike lane along Highway 101 where the bike lane joins Pacific Coast Highway (1) there is Ventura County Fire Station 25 where you'll find a clean restroom accessible from the outside; bike pump and tool station, and fresh drinking water fountain and several tables. This is an excellent stop between Carpinteria and Ventura and the smart way to avoid the porta-potty toilets.
There are other restrooms open to cyclists at both Hobson and Faria Beach county campgrounds, and both have great snack bars where you can order hot meals, beverages and other nutrition drinks.
Written June 21, 2020
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doris s
Goleta, CA160 contributions
Family
Perfect bike lane, safe, comfortable, not heavily traveled, gorgeous scenery, convenient way to get from Carp to Ventura for a lunch or dinner date out. Easy to maneuver, and most enjoyable. One can travel the speed one is comfortable to do so and go, or stop at the Cliff House and enjoy a break with an appetizer.
Written April 9, 2018
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tym4zin
Santa Clarita, CA147 contributions
Family
This is a great path that is flat and easy. It can be as long as you like, up to 6 miles, I believe.We enjoyed stopping at Rincon Point to watch the surfers.
Written January 5, 2016
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DM_1278
Alpharetta, GA456 contributions
Nice views along here of the beach and it goes near the city. Looks similar to the rest of the pacific coast highway.
Written June 11, 2020
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Cavydad
Camarillo, CA2,203 contributions
World class, awesome bike trail! Only negative might be the rare rogue wave at high tides that might spray water on the bike trail. Begans in Carpinteria and goes to the Ventura pier. How good is that. A good water/rest room stop is at the fire station in Faria beach.
Written August 5, 2019
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Rincon Bike Trail (Carpinteria) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go