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Santa Barbara Ranger District Trail Camps

Trail Camps in the Santa Barbara Ranger District, Los Padres National Forest


A total of 18 Santa Barbara Ranger District Trail Camps are currently available. ×
19 or Nineteen Oaks Camp South Los Padres
1709 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
19 Oaks camp is located on the Santa Cruz Trail (27W09) The hike begins at Upper Oso Campground in the Oso Canyon, 34.55729, -119.77116. After going around a locked gate, follow a wide motor cycle road for under three quarters of a mile. The trail is fairly low angle and covered…
Alamar Saddle Camp South Los Padres
5650 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
This camp is located 2/10 of a mile south of the Alamar Saddle on a side loop of the Buckhorn Road (9N11). Alamar Camp is located at the junction of the Buckhorn and Alamar Trail (26W06), and is not far from the peak of…
Alder Creek Camp - Santa Barbara County South Los Padres
2800 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
East of Santa Barbara via Gibraltar Road to East Camino Cielo Road (5N12), then down Romero Camuesa Road 5N15.1. Park your car at the old Juncal…
Bill Faris Camp South Los Padres
4200 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
Bill Faris is a small camp on Alamar Creek between Alamar Saddle and Dutch Oven.  There are about 5 icecan stoves in camp.  The camp used to be pretty nice but after the Zaca Fire the huge pine tree in camp died and has since become a hazard to the camp.  Most people are now camping in the small meadow…
Blue Canyon Camp South Los Padres
1700 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
Blue Canyon gets its name from the blue-green serpentine formations found along its 5 mile length. The canyon runs directly along the Santa Ynez Fault. This is a relatively narrow canyon with several overnight camps along it and a stream that flows year round. Beyond Cottam Camp a number of options…
Blue Jay Camp South Los Padres
3550 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
A small camp lopcated halfway between Bluff and Poplar Camp on Indian Creek. Ray’s Notes Bob Burtness NotesAdministration: Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara District
Cottam Camp South Los Padres
1600 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
In 1915 Russel and Albert Cottam obtained a special use permit on a meadow where Blue Canyon and Forbush Creek join to flow north to the Santa Ynez River. Originally the camp was known as Lower Blue Camp but later became Cottam Camp. The brothers built a cabin and corrals and used the area as a pack…
Dinsomore Camp South Los Padres
2090 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
Dinsomore Camp is located on the Buckhorn Trail (27W12)  at the junction of the Upper Buckhorn Creek and the Buckhorn Creek. This very primative trail camp is shaded by large trees.
Don Victor Camp South Los Padres
3400 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
A small and very remote trail camp located off the Loma Victor Road (7N05), the Don Victor Trail starts here. The camp was once an old homestead owned by Don Victor in the 1920's, you can find the ruins of his old cabin near by.
Dutch Oven Camp South Los Padres
3700 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
Dutch Oven Camp was supposedly named after a dutch oven pot that was left at the camp and stayed there for some time.  The camp was probably created due to it being just below the junction of the 
Flores Flat Camp South Los Padres
2300 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
Flores Flat Camp is located in between the Santa Cruz Camp and Kellog Camp on the Santa Cruz Trail (27W09) in the San Rafael Wilderness
Forbush Camp Los Padres
2438 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
Fobush Flats Camp is located about 1.5 miles down the Cold Spring North Trail from Cold Spring Saddle.  The camp is set in a hanging potrero about midway down the north slope of the Santa Ynez Mountains.  It is bordered on north by Gidney Creek, south by a geologic ridge spine, east a steep drop into…
Happy Hollow Camp South Los Padres
4,318 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
Happy Hollow Camp is located in the bowl on the crest of Little Pine Mountain.  If you walk around the perimeter of Happy Hollow, you’ll notice that there are no outlets from the top, meaning that all water flows to the center of the bowl.  It’s very interesting and a unique feature to the area.
Hidden Potrero Camp South Los Padres
2,769 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
Hidden Potrero Camp was named after a potrero which is actually located far above the camp on top of the mountain to the south of camp. Hidden Potrero has two benches, two fire rings and great views of the impressive south face of Little Pine Mtn. The biggest drawback of Hidden…
Indian Creek Camp South Los Padres
2300 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
Indian Camp is a small primative camp located on the Indian Trail (26W08)in the Dick Smith Wilderness
Kellogg Camp South Los Padres
3,217 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
Kellogg Camp is named after Kerry Kellogg who spent 35 years working as Trails Manager for the Santa Barbara Ranger District.  Kerry retired in 2011 and the camp was named in his honor in 2012.  Nearby Coche…
Little Pine Spring Camp South Los Padres
3300 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
Located just off the Santa Cruz Trail, take the Little Pine Spring Trail down canyon to the small primative Little Pine Spring Camp. Great water can usually be found here.
Lower Alamar Camp South Los Padres
2800 ft. • Santa Barbara County • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Trail Camp
Lower Alamar Camp is located on the Alamar Trail (26W06)
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