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.

Thank you for taking the time to visit Hike Los Padres (HLP). This website was created by and for outdoor adventurists, explorers and enthusiasts. The idea is to have a source of shared information on trails, camps and locations across the entire Northern and Southern portions of the Los Padres National Forests. Please invest in the shared effort by submitting a report, survey or comment on any trail or location you have recently visited. The more information we share and catalog, the better we can track the conditions and figure out what trails and or locations need work projects.

Hike Los Padres has partnered with the Los Padres Forest Association (LPFA). The LPFA mission is to care for the Los Padres Forest, ensuring it thrives and remains safe and open for the people to use and enjoy. LPFA volunteers work to keep trails open, report and assess forest conditions and provide public education on how to safely use the forest. If interested becoming a member or volunteering, then please visit www.lpforest.org to learn more.

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.


56 OHV Trails
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