Los Padres
National Forest

Los Padres National Forest is a United States national forest in southern and central California. Administered by the United States Forest Service, Los Padres includes most of the mountainous land along the California coast from Ventura to Monterey, extending inland. Elevations range from sea level to 8,847 feet (2,697 m).
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A beautiful, isolated, and rugged river canyon in the Los Padres National Forest…
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An intense 12 mile hike with over 3700 feet of elevation gain, this trail takes …
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How would you like to bag two Southern California County high points in one go? …
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This is a very common intermediate route for the Boy Scouts. They usually stay a…
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When I was initially doing some recon on places to visit during an extended camp…
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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (not to be confused with nearby Julia Pfeiffer Burns…
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This one of the best, and well-known trails in the area. Punctuated by majestic …
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From Highway One, a perfectly straight line cut into the steep scrub-covered hil…
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A scenic hike to the rounded summit of a San Luis Obispo County high point known…
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This challenging, scenic hike explores the foothills north of Ojai, providing ex…
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A 9 mile round-trip hike along the Sespe Creek to a shaded riverside campground.…
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Even if there’s no water at the waterfall shortly beyond the West Fork Trail Cam…
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This great hike is yet another example of how the San Emigdio Mountains are an o…
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Considering the panoramic views from the top and on the ascent and its relativel…
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In rainy winters, Tangerine Falls is known to put on quite a show. Unfortunately…
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If one were to mix the unusual geology of Vasquez Rocks with the wide desert and…
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With great mountain views, shaded canyons and interesting geology, it’s no surpr…
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As of August 2016, the Pfeiffer Falls Trail is closed due to the Soberanes Fire.…
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The 18-mile Gene Marshall Trail (officially the Gene Marshall Piedra Blanca Nati…
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