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Exploring The Los Padres National Forest

1,257 Miles of Trails on 1,762,400 Acres, with 875,000 Acres of Protected Wilderness to Explore.

Over 1000+ Cataloged Locations

Location specific weather reports, recent camp and trail surveys, water data and much more.

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Hiking Trails

Explore the hiking trails of the Los Padres National Forest. Combine trails to make loop trips, discover new trails for backpacking, or find new areas to explore for day hikes.


197 Hiking Trails
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Camps and Campgrounds

This updated list on camps enables you to find a new camp to visit anytime; we have included all car campgrounds and trail camps in this section.



275 Camps
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O.H.V. Trails

We got you covered on the O.H.V areas, including Google maps view of all trails, slope gains and losses, so you can be prepared for your next off road adventure.


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Latest Camp Reports

Big Pine Campground Survey - 09-30-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Big Pine Campground
Date: 09-30-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:We cleared the trail to Big Pine Camp. There is a 24 inch tree very close to the road that someone still needs to cut out. We limbed the tree so the trail is still usable for now. We were able to clear all other obstructions including a 12 inch tree. At camp we painted the table, leveled two tent sites, and generally cleaned things up.
Water Source:Stagnant
Water Source Details:The well still has water although it's low.
Weather Conditions:Hot and Windy
Bluff Guard Station Survey - 08-31-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Bluff Guard Station
Date: 08-31-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:A few hunters had a semi-permanent campsite for the season.
Water Source:Dry
Water Source Details:For the first time in forever, the camp was dry! Although some water could be found at the spring source.
Weather Conditions:Hot and Windy
Bluff Guard Station Survey - 08-06-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Bluff Guard Station
Date: 08-06-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:22 miles from Upper Oso, This Guard Station is also behind 2 locked gates.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Water is available behind cabin in the creek
Weather Conditions:80's
Mission Pine Springs Campground Survey - 09-29-2014 - by bardley
Link: Mission Pine Springs Campground
Date: 09-29-2014
Surveyor Name:bardley
Camp Description:work party felled a number of hazard trees.  be mindful of existing hazard tree over spring.  fire ring and picnic table present.  a great destination spot.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:fills liter bottle in < 15 seconds.
Weather Conditions:70s daytime, low to mid 50s at night.
McKinley Spings Campground Survey - 09-29-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: McKinley Spings Campground
Date: 09-29-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:Report from Toejam
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:As expected, McKinley Spring is full and over-flowing.
Weather Conditions:
Manzana Narrows Campground Survey - 09-27-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Manzana Narrows Campground
Date: 09-27-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Flowing nicely......
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Lonnie Davis Campground Survey - 09-27-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Lonnie Davis Campground
Date: 09-27-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:A nice, deep pool at Lonnie Davis
Weather Conditions:
Mission Pine Springs Campground Survey - 09-26-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Mission Pine Springs Campground
Date: 09-26-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:Toejam Report
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:The spring pipe filled a quart bottle in 27 seconds and there was a small pool of water in the grassy area below.
Weather Conditions:
Big Cone Spruce Campground Survey - 09-26-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Big Cone Spruce Campground
Date: 09-26-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:Water in two small pools. There is a muddy track leading to one from the spring, so something is still flowing. The water is tasty and clear.
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
Mission Pine Springs Campground Survey - 09-26-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Mission Pine Springs Campground
Date: 09-26-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Mission Pine Spring is a monster: I filled my two liter Platypus bottle in 45 seconds. I actually dumped it and timed it a second time to make sure I wasn't just imagining things.
Weather Conditions:
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