Bike Foxen Canyon Road

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Distance

29 Miles

Elevation Gain

2400 Feet

Activities

Cycling, Chillin, Photography

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Point-to-Point

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Josiah Roe

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Relative solitude and breathtaking views of the Santa Maria Valley & The Foxen Canyon viticultural areas, made famous by the film Sideways.

Foxen Canyon Road from Santa Maria to Los Olivos runs through some of the most beautiful wine country in Santa Barbara county so much so that it was centerpiece of the film Sideways.

The road itself begins at the intersection of Betteravia and Philbric roads just east of Santa Maria and proceeds for roughly 30 miles southeast through Santa Maria Valley before turning south into Foxen Canyon itself and ending in Los Olivos. 

It is often done as a loop, going right at 154 in Los Olivos and then north on Zaca Station Road until it turns back into Foxen Canyon.

As small alternative the Santa Maria Mesa road runs for several miles along the northeast side of the Santa Maria Valley past the famous Cambria and clv wineries.

There are numerous vineyards along the way worth visiting with food available, making for an excellent day of cycling. 

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $110/night

Enney Ranch

San Miguel, California

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Distance

29 Miles

Elevation Gain

2400 Feet

Activities

Cycling, Chillin, Photography

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Point-to-Point

Added by

Josiah Roe

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