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Hiking and Backpacking Trails in the Los Padres National Forest


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Adobe Trail - 2.59 Miles
32W99 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • San Luis Obispo County
This trail starts off on Highway 166 outside of Santa Maria at a elevation of 1200 feet. The Adobe trail is a gentle trail and is in good shape for hiking and stock. From the trail head you climb up a grassy knoll via switch backs, with a view of the Highway 166 and the trail head you just started…
Agua Blanca Trail - 12.44 Miles
19W10 • Sespe • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
In the 1930's the U. S. Forest Service, using C.C.C. (Civilian Conservation Corps) labor, improved an old chumash trail that followed Agua Blanca Creek up the canyon. It was a popular trail because of the good hunting and fishing in the canyon. The trail begins at Festers Camp at the junction of the…
Alamar Trail - 8.70 Miles
26W06 • Dick Smith • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Alamar trail begins at Alamar Saddle Campground (5673 feet) which is on the Buckhorn Road (Forest Route 9N11), the trail is located in the Dick Smith Wilderness. No water…
Alder Creek Trail - 5.95 Miles
20W11 • Sespe • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
Take Highway 126 to Fillmore. Turn north on A Street/Goodenough Road and drive 14.1 miles to Dough Flat. This is a rough dirt road that is traveled by large oil trucks. Continue on to the end of the road at the Dough Flat trailhead. Sometimes the gate is locked and you have to walk an extra 5 miles…
Alejandro Trail - 5.59 Miles
31W15 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Alejandro Trail is located in the Santa Maria area up the Colson Canyon Road (11N04), the trail starts at the second gate/road junction on Colson Canyon Road (34.9343, -125.59641), Look for the trail to the right of the locked gate, The…
Aliso Loop Trail - 3.78 Miles
28W05 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
Constructed by Ronald "Willie" Forsyth as a short cut trail from his pack station at what is now Sage Hill Group Camp to Upper Oso Camp and on up the Santa Cruz Trail to the back country. A school group and the L.P.F.A. (Los Padres Forest Association) developed the nature trail. The trail is maintained…
Aliso Trail - 2.26 Miles
27W02 • Non Wilderness Area • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
Aliso Trail connects the Seirra Madre Road (32S13) to Hog Pen Spring Road (10N04) and Hog Pen Campground and Hog Pen Spring. This trail starts at Aliso Peak as a 4-wheel drive road to Hog pen Spring then on up…
American Canyon Trail - 4.14 Miles
16E03 • Machesna • Santa Lucia Ranger District • San Luis Obispo County
The American Canyon Trail is in great shape, the trail leads uphill from the American Canyon Campground to the Castle Crags Trail (16E01). The American Canyon trail is in the Machesna…
Arroyo Burro Trail North - 2.6 Miles
27W13 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
This trail is a popular mountain biking trail. The trail leaves Arroyo Burro road east of Rancho Oso and travels up a north facing slope for 3.5 miles. Madrone trees are quite common in this area.
Arroyo Burro Trail South - 4.42 Miles
27W13 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The trail begins slightly more than a half mile after you begin your hike up the Jesusita Trail. The trail sign is under a large oak and is situated right before you would head up onto a long plateau if you were continuing on the Jesusita. I noticed…
Arroyo Seco Trail - 4.66 Miles
4E10 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Arroyo Seco Trail is located in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County. A good starting point for this hike is at the Santa Lucia Memorial Park Campground, which has some amazing rock formations. The trail keeps close to the creek as you ascend to the trail junction of Rodeo Flat Trail (4E26),…
Avenales Trail - 3.11 Miles
16E06 • Garcia • Santa Lucia Ranger District • San Luis Obispo County
The Avenales Trail has good views of upper Salinas River Valley, Machesna Peak and the La Panza Range. Trail is in good shape, and is a dead end at Avenales Guard Station. The trail climbs from Stony Meadow over Garcia Ridge to Avenales Guard Station. The trail is…
Bear Basin Connector Trail - .49 Miles
3E16 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
A very short .5 mile connector trail in the Ventana Wilderness. The trail connects Bear Basin Trail (3E11) and the Pine Ridge Trail (3E06).
Bear Basin Trail - 2.46 Miles
3E11 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Bear Basin Trail is located deep in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County. The trail connects the Carmel River Trail (3E03) and the Pine Ridge Trail (3E06) and the Black Cone Trail (3E14). …
Bear Canyon Connector Trail - 1.64 Miles
31W17 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Bear Canyon Connector Trail is a scenic 1.64 mile trail outside Santa Maria in Santa Barbara County. The trail connects the Buckhorn Ridge Trail (31W06) and the Bear Canyon Loop OHV Trail (31W13).
Bear Canyon Trail - 3.42 Miles
31W05 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Bear Canyon Trail is located near Santa Maria in the Santa Lucia Ranger District. This moderate 3.5 mile trail is located in Bear Canyon, hence the name.  This canyon runs north from La Brea Canyon to its head on the south side of Buckhorn Ridge.…
Bee Camp Trail - 1.16 Miles
3E13 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Bee Camp Trail is located in the Ventana Wilderness inside the Monterey Ranger District, the 1 mile trail starts from the North Coast Ridge Trail (3E10) and proceeds down the north fork creek to Upper Bee Camp, the short trail ends at Lower Bee Camp. This trail very gets little…
Big Cone Spruce Trail - 3.20 Miles
28W04 • San Rafael • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Big Cone Spruce Trail is a short 3.20 connector mile trail in the San Rafael Wilderness in Santa Barbara County. The trail starts from Cachuma Mountain Road at , and connects with the Manzana Trail (30W13) just passed Manzana…
Big Falls Trail - 3.48 Miles
14E02 • Santa Lucia • Santa Lucia Ranger District • San Luis Obispo County
Three water falls are within this 1.5 mile hike, near Arroyo Grande. The hike is relatively easy with a couple spots being a little more challenging; with short, steep climbs. The setting is within Big Canyon and Santa Lucia Wilderness. You will follow Big Creek and will easily find Lower, Middle…
Big Pine Trail - 7.60 Miles
2E03 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Big Pine Trail is a scenic 7.60 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Skinner Ridge Trail (1E04) and the Carmel River Trail (3E03). Please…
Big Sur Trail - 8.80 Miles
3E07 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Big Sur Trail is a scenic 8.80 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail starts at Cold Springs Campground (3200 feet) and connects to the Pine Ridge Trail (3E06). Please let us know if…
Black Cone Trail - 7.74 Miles
3E14 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Black Cone Trail is a scenic 7.74 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Pine Ridge Trail (3E06) with the South Fork Trail (3E09). Please let us know if you have explored this trail recently.    
Black Mountain Trail - 3.09 Miles
15E03 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • San Luis Obispo County
The Black Mountain Trail is a scenic 3.09 mile trail in San Luis Obispo County . The trail connects the Wilson Canyon Trail 15E01 and the Black Mountain Road (29S10).Please let us know if you have explored this trail recently.  
Blue Canyon Connector Trail - 1.44 Miles
26W13 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
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 Canyon Trail - 5.36 Miles
26W12 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
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 Ridge Trail - 3.26 Miles
23W28 • Non Wilderness Area • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Kern County
The Blue Ridge Trail is a 3.26 mile trail in Kern County . This trail seems to be more of a dirt road that follows the ridge.  Please let us know if you have explored this trail recently.
Boulder Canyon Trail - 4.75 Miles
23W03 • Non Wilderness Area • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
The Bolder Canyon Trail can be accessed either from Pine Mountain Campground or from the HWY 33 at the Ozena Station, the trail climbs steeply from Ozena which is at 3500 feet elevation asending up to the summit and Pine Mountain Campground at 6500 feet.…
Buck Creek Trail - 11.10 Miles
18W01 • Sespe • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
This trail is located Spectacular views of the surrounding environment are awarded to the hardy outdoor enthusiast. On this trail, steep canyons, dense stands of big cone douglas fir and rugged peaks await the visitor. Ventura County . There are no stoves. Nearest supplies are at Gorman, approximately 16 miles.
Buckeye Trail - 8.61 Miles
5E09 • Silver Peak • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
A beautiful trail that has ocean views and travels through oak groves, redwood groves, chaparral. A nice place to camp is at Villa Creek, the camp is set among redwood trees and the creek provides a tranquil sounds of flowing water. The Buckeye Trail is…
Buckhorn Ridge Trail - 1.82 Miles
31W06 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Buckhorn Ridge Trail is a scenic 1.82 mile trail outside of Santa Maria in Santa Barbara County. The trail starts at Colson Campground and connects to the Bear Canyon Connector Trail (31W17).
Buckhorn Trail - 8.12 Miles
27W12 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Buckhorn Trail connects Buckhorn Road with the Indian Creek Trailhead.  Historically is was a very well used trail by hunters and for forest users connecting larger sections of the forest.  In more recent history it was commonly used by mountain bikers, even being recognized as an "epic ride"…
Bucksnort Trail - 2.99 Miles
19W18 • Sespe • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
The Bucksnort Trail is a beautiful 2.99 mile trail in the Sespe Wilderness in Ventura County . The trail connects the Agua Blanca Trail (19W10) and the Alder Creek Trail (20W11). Please…
Buena Vista Trail - 0.53 Miles
• Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
A short trail that starts at Park Lane above Montecito next to the Buena Vista Reservoir. This trail climbs from Park Lane up to Edison Catway. Once you get to the top of the ridge you will have amazing views of Santa Barbara, Goleta and the Channel Islands. You can access this trail from the park…
Bull Ridge Trail - 6.34 Miles
26W01 • Non Wilderness Area • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Bull Ridge Trail climbs up to Salisbury Potrero Campground, just after the camp the trial intersects with the Salisbury Canyon Trail, the trail then leads out of the potrero and up to the Sierra…
Caldwell Trout Creek Trail - 9.10 Miles
15E06 • Garcia • Santa Lucia Ranger District • San Luis Obispo County
From Trailhead at Hi Mountain Road the trail meanders along Trout Creek which sometimes has water. It is a pleasant trail. It then leaves the canyon bottom at an unsigned junction and climbs through rolling hills to Buckeye Campsite. There is a small spring here with generally reliable water. Camping…
Caliente Trail - 10.5 Miles
25W06 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The canyon is named for the Big Agua Caliente Hot Spring located in the canyon. The canyon heads on a ridge between Hildreth Peak and Monte Arido. The Cliente Trail runs up the canyon passing La Carpa Potrero to join the Monte Arido Potrero Seco Rd. 6N03. Road 5NI6 runs from Pendala up to the Hot…
Camp Cawatre Trail - 2.02 Miles
4E24 • Non Wilderness Area • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
A short 2 mile trial in the Ventana Wilderness connecting Arroyo Seco Campground and the Santa Lucia Creek Trail (5E03). Parking available at the Arroyo Seco Campground.
Camuesa Connector Trail - 3.81 Miles
27W22 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
Trail crosses the Santa Ynez River and meanders four miles up the south slope of the river canyon to tie into Romero Camuesa Rd. Directions: From Santa Barbara Hwy 101, 10 miles NW on Hwy 154, 9 miles East on Paradise.
Carmel River Trail - 13.20 Miles
3E03 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
A 13 mile long trail in the Ventana Wilderness that starts at the Los Padres Dam and ends at the Pine Ridge Trail (3E06).
Carrizo Trail - 5.29 Miles
4E27 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
A beautiful 5 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness that connects the North Coast RidgeTrail (3E10) and the Salsipuedes Road (21S03).
Castle Crags Trail - 11.54 Miles
16E01 • Machesna • Santa Lucia Ranger District • San Luis Obispo County
The Castle Crags Trail is an 11 mile trail in the Machesna Wilderness in San Luis Obispo County, the trail connects the Pine Mountain Trail and the Los Pelados Road (31S10). The trail is named after the impressive…
Cathedral Peak Trail - 2.18 Miles
• Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
A very steep trail that splits of from Jesusita Trail 27W17 in Mission Canyon. This trail climbs up from Mission Canyon to Cathedral Peak and then up to La Cumbre Peak and West Camino Cielo Road. Once you get to the top of the ridge you will have amazing views of Santa Barbara, Goleta and the Channel…
Cedar Creek Trail - 5.80 Miles
21W10 • Sespe • Ojai Ranger District , Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
A beautiful trail located in the Sespe Wilderness, the trailhead is located on Thorn Medow Road (7N03B) a short side road off Mutah OHV Road (7N03.2). The Cedar Creek Trail connects Thorn…
Cerro Alto Loop Trail - 4.91 Miles
12E01 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • San Luis Obispo County
A 5 mile spledid day hike loop trail from Cerro Alto Campground that climbs up to the top of Cerro Alto (2624 feet.) This trail boost beautiful views of Morro Rock and is the northen most trail in the Santa Lucia Ranger District. 
Chorro Grande Trail - 5.02 Miles
23W05 • Non Wilderness Area • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
From Ojai, take Highway 33 north 25.8 miles to the Chorro Grande Trail sign. For first-timers, the sign and nearby parking space is easy to accidentally pass by, so slow down a few miles before where you think the trailhead is. From the trailhead, hike 1.7 miles across chaparral to Oak Camp where…
Church Creek Trail - 5.13 Miles
3E05 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Church Creek Trail is a 5 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness, located in Monterey County. The trail connects the Pine Ridge Trail (3E06) and the Horse Pasture Trail (4E05).
Cold Spring Trail - East Fork - 4.43 Miles
26W10 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The East Fork Cold Spring Trail (often called Cold Springs) is a popular hike that leads from Montecito over the mountain and into the backcountry.  The trail is broken into two sections: the southern or frontcountry side and the northern of backcountry side.  The southern portioin of the…
Cold Spring Trail - Middle Fork - 2.4 Miles
26W10 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The middle fork of the Cold Spring Trail does not get as much use as the East and West Forks, this trail starts from split off from the trail to Tangerine Falls. The trail then climbs steeply above Tangerine Falls and proceeds up the creek until the trail heads along a ridge line towards East Camino…
Cold Spring Trail - North - 5.4 Miles
26W10 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The northern trail is more of a backpackers route used to access the assortment of backcountry camps on the northern Santa Ynez Mountains or Upper Santa Ynez drainage.  The majority of backpackers start from the Cold Spring Saddle Trailhead along East Camino Cielo.  The trail drops steeply to Forbush…
Cold Spring Trail - West Fork - 1.50 Miles
27W16 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The trail follows a creek through a narrow canyon, and enters a large semicircular valley (with a view of Tangerine Falls). The trail then diverges from the creek and climbs up to Gibraltar Road. 200 foot high Tangerine Falls is in a canyon to the north of the trail. Directions: Take Cold Springs…
Cone Peak Trail - 3.30 Miles
4E12 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Cone Peak Trail is a 3 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness, located in Monterey County. The trail connects the Central Coast Road (20S05.3) and the Gamboa Trail (4E11). The trail has impresive views of the Pacific…
Cozy Dell Trail - 1.88 Miles
23W26 • Non Wilderness Area • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
The trailhead is located 3.3 miles north of Ojai and .1 mile south of Friends' Ranch Packing House. Do not park in the parking lot of the packing house.  The trail ends at Cozy Dell Creek, where it ties into the Foothill Trail and Cozy Dell Road. From this junction, a loop can be made by following…
Cruickshank Trail - 6.22 Miles
5E10 • Silver Peak • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Cruickshank Trail is a 6 mile trail in the Silver Peak Wilderness, located in Monterey County. The trail starts from Highway 1 and completes at the South Coast Ridge Road 20S05.6. The Buckeye Trail (5E09) crosses…
Danish Creek Trail - 0.87 Miles
2E10 • Non Wilderness Area • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Danish Creek Trail is a short 1 mile connector trail just outside the Venatan Wilderness located in Monterey County. The trail connects the Big Pine Trail (2E03) and the Rattlesnake Creek Trail (2E11).
De Angulo Trail - 0.90 Miles
2E07 • Non Wilderness Area • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The De Angulo Trail is a short 1 mile trail just outside the Ventana Wilderness, located in Monterey County. The trail climbs from the Partington Ridge Road and completes at the North Coast Road (20S05.1).
Deal Connector Trail - 0.83 Miles
24W09 • Non Wilderness Area • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
The Deal Connector Trail is a short connector trail just outside the Dick Smith Wilderness, located in Ventura County. The trail starts from the Highway 33 and then joins with the Deal Trail (24W04) after 1 mile.
Deal Trail - 6.10 Miles
24WO4 • Dick Smith • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
The Deal Trail is a 6 mile trail that is partially in the Dick Smith Wilderness, in Ventura County. The trail begins from Highway 33 and the completes at the Rancho Nuevo Trail (24W03).
Devils Canyon Trail - 3.39 Miles
27W14 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Devil’s Canyon loop allows you to experience the enchanting canyon to be found beyond Red Rock while at the same time escaping the crowds that sometimes end up there. This is possible because the swimmers and sunbathers don’t usually begin to show up until the early afternoon. Starting at 9am…
Don Victor Trail - 4.82 Miles
25W03 • Dick Smith • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Ventura County
The Don Victor Trail is a very rough 5 mile trail in the heart of the wild Dick Wilderness, located in Ventura County. The trail connects the Puerto Suelo Trail (3E08) and the Loma Victor Road (7N05). There are…
Dry Lakes Ridge Trail - 4.97 Miles
Not a F.S. Trail • Non Wilderness Area • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
Geography Dry Lakes Ridge is located in northern Ventura County, and entirely within the Los Padres National Forest. Dry Lakes Ridge is a east-west-trending range, as are all the mountains within the Transverse Ranges. It is bounded on the north by Sespe Creek…
Dutra Trail - 2.91 Miles
6E09 • Silver Peak • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Durta Flat Trail is a 3 mile trail in the Silver Peak Wilderness, located in Monterey County. The trail connects the Spruce Creek Trail and the South Coast Road (20S05.7).
Exploration Trail - .30 Miles
21W04 • Non Wilderness Area • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
A very short day hiking trail at Mc Gill Campground. The trail climbs up a small hill, a bench is located at the end of the trial which has a great view of Cuddy Valley. 
Fernandez Trail - 4.34 Miles
15E04 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • San Luis Obispo County
The Fernandez Trail is a 4 mile trail in the located in San Luis Obispo County. The trail connects the Black Mountain Road (29S10) and the Fernandez Road (28S02.1)
Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail - 3.00 Miles
29W03 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail is a 3 mile trail located near Figueroa Mountain, the trail starts at Davy Brown Campground, and passes numerous trail junctions, the trail then completes at Happy Canyon Road (7N07.2)
Fishbowls Trail - 7.79 Miles
21W05 • Sespe • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
The Fishbowls Trail is a scenic 7.79 mile trail in the Sespe Wilderness in County. The trailhead is located off Grade Valley Road (Mutah OHV Road (7N03.2)) at , Ventura County . The trail connects the Grade…
Foothill Trail - 1.63 Miles
22W09 • Non Wilderness Area • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
The Foothill Trail is a senic 1.63 mile trail in the in Ojai,  County. The short trail connects the Cozy Dale Trail and the Cozy Del Road 5N34. You can continue on to the Gridley…
Franklin Trail North - 2.21 Miles
25W09 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
This is a very pretty canyon with a beautiful waterfall that flows north from the crest of the Santa Ynez Mountains down into Jameson Lake. The Franklin Trail, which follows down the canyon, was the early day route of campers and hunters from Carpinteria into the upper Santa Ynez Valley. The…
Franklin Trail South - 7.9 Miles
25W09 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
Though not open for more than 30 years, thanks to the efforts of the Friends of the Franklin Trail, the part of the historic route to the crest is now accessible to the public. The trail takes you past Carpinteria High School and then climbs 600 feet to the top of a prominent knoll. Along with the…
Fremont Trail - 3.81 Miles
N/A • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Fremont Trail connects East Camino Cielo Road with Fremont Campground on Paradise Road. The Fremont trail has beautiful view of the Santa Ynez River Valley. The Fremont camp was constructed by the CCC in 1935. It is named for John C. Fremont who in…
Gamboa Trail - 4.39 Miles
4E11 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Gamboa Trail is a scenic 4.39 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects Stone Ridge Trail (4E13) and the North Coast Ridge Trail (3E10). The…
Gibraltar Trail - 5.18 Miles
28W06 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
A short 5.18 miles connector trail between the Gibraltar Resivour and the Cold Spring Trail. This trail makes for a great mountain bike ride or day hike. A very large rock formation of Temblor Sandstone was called The Rock of Gibraltar. When Santa Barbara needed more drinking water, they constructed…
Gifford Trail - 1.58 Miles
18E12 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • San Luis Obispo County
The Gifford Trail is a scenic 1.58 mile trail in the in County.
Girard Trail - 0.63 Miles
• Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
A short trail that splits of from Mcmenemey Trail 26W19 above Montecito. This trail climbs from Mcmenemey Trail 26W19 up to Edison Catway. Once you get to the top of the ridge you will have amazing views of Santa Barbara, Goleta and the Channel Islands. You can access this trail from the Mcmenemey…
Grapevine Trail - 5.39 Miles
27W10 • San Rafael • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Grapevine Trail is located in the southern San Rafael Wilderness and connects the Santa Cruz Trail to the Buckhorn Road at Bluff Cabin.  There are a few stories as to how the Grapevine Trail got its name.  One legend states that it was named after a grapevine plant which once grew at the Murietta…
Gridley Trail - 5.45 Miles
22W05 • Non Wilderness Area • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
This trail starts in Ojai at the north end of Gridley Road and ends on top of Nordhoff Ridge. The relatively gentle climb from Ojai to the ridge makes this one of the more popular trails in the area and is an excellent choice for a day hike.
Horn Canyon Trail - 4.92 Miles
22W08 • Non Wilderness Area • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
The Horn Canyon Trail begins just before you enter Thacher School, be sure to follow the 'HC' signs that point you to where the single track begins.  Once on the trail, you cross the creek a few times before a steep climb up to The Pines Camp (2.7miles) and ultimately Nordhoff Ridge Rd.
Horse Canyon Labrea Trail - 23.1 Miles
31W09 • San Rafael • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Horse Canyon Labrea Trail is a scenic 23.1 mile trail in the San Rafael Wilderness in County.  The trail connects the La Brea Canyon. OHV Raod (10N06.1) and the 3 trails junction at the Manzana…
Horse Pasture Trail - 5.09 Miles
4E05 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
A 5 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness located in Monterey County. The trail connects the Tassajara Road and the Marble Peak Trail (4E07).
Howard Creek Trail - 2.85 Miles
22W26 • Non Wilderness Area • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
The creek is named for Jeff Howard who came to the area in 1875 and established a mountain cattle ranch in 1877. Jeff shot and killed a Basque sheep herder who had run his sheep on Jeff's pasture on Rock Creek. Sentenced to prison, he escaped and fled to Arizona. He was returned to Ojai and then once…
Hurricane Deck Trail - 13.91 Miles
30W14 • San Rafael • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Hurricane Deck Trail was constructed in the 1930's. The trail starts near the Manzana Schoolhouse on the Sisquoc Trail (30W12) and after climbing to the crest of the Hurricane Deck, the trail follows along the crest of the deck until it ends at…
Indian Trail - 2.61 Miles
31W02 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • San Luis Obispo County
The Indian Trail is a 2.61 mile trail in San Luis Obispo County . The trail connects Brookshire Campground and the Kerry Canyon OHV Trail (30W02). This was an early Native American trail. It started…
Indian Trail - Dick Smith - 2.78 Miles
26W08 • Dick Smith • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
One of the most enjoyable trails in the back country. It starts at Bluff Camp and descends along the creek of the same name until the creek joins Mono Creek a short distance up stream from the Santa Ynez River. A beautiful section from Pens Camp down to just above Indian Creek Camp was, thankfully,…
Jackson Camp Trail - 1.22 Miles
2E08 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Jackson Camp Trail is a scenic 1.22 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail starts from the Little Sur Trail (1E03) and ends at Jackson Camp (950 feet).
Jackson Trail - 4.45 Miles
27W05 • San Rafael • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
It was named after Mr. Jackson who ran cattle in the late 1890's on the Potreros on the crest of the Sierra Madre Mountains. The Jackson Spring is near the top of the climb the trail makes from Ed Montgomery's homestead on the Sisquoc River up to Montgomery Potrero…
Jesusita Trail - 4.13 Miles
27W17 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
Provides a variety of environments. Oak woodlands, avocado orchards, and even views of newly built homes. Switchbacks take you through dense chaparral until you reach Inspiration Point. Inspiration Point is just south of the Jesusita Trail. Please stay on the trail, portions of the trail cross private…
Johnston Ridge Trail - 9.30 Miles
20W12 • Sespe • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
The trailhead is near Mutau Flat, located in the Mt. Pinos Ranger District. After a rolling three miles, the trail drops steeply into Hot Springs Canyon. There is no water and little shade along the first seven miles of the trail. After 8.5 mile from the trailhead, a side trail leads into Hot Springs…
Judell Trail - 4.90 Miles
26W05 • San Rafael • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Judell Trail descends from Santa Barbara Potrero into the San Rafael Wilderness to its terminus at the junction with the Sisquoc Trail.  The trail has seen quite a bit of LPFA and VWR attention after the 2007 Zaca Fire but sees little traffic.  As a result you should expect the trail to be very…
Kirk Creek Campground Trail - 0.20 Miles
4E21 • Non Wilderness Area • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
A very short coastal trail at Kirk Creek Campground.
Kirk Creek Spur Trail - .14 Miles
4E22 • Non Wilderness Area • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
A short coastal trail at Kirk Creek Campground.
Kirk Creek Trail / Vicente Falt Trail - 5.02 Miles
4E17 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Kirk Creek Trail / Vicente Falt Trail is a 5.02 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trial starts at Highway 1 accross the highway from Kirk Creek Camp, the trail connects to the Stone Ridge Trail (4E13). As the trail climbs from Highway 1 to theVincente…
La Jolla Trail - 4.45 Miles
30W10 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The trail runs from Sawmill basin on Figueroa Mountain Road, pass Ballard Camp in Birabant Canyon, then up the mountain side to La Jolla Spring and on up to the east side of Lava Peak and up to Zaca…
Las Chichis - 3.00 Miles
16E02 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • San Luis Obispo County
The Las Chichis is a senic 3.00 mile trail in San Luis Obispo County . Starting at Pozo Summit on Pozo Road the trail follows along a ridge to Navajo Road (29S02.1)
Last Chance Trail - 7.57 Miles
21W09 • Sespe • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
A beautiful trail in the Sespe Wilderness that connects the Santa Paula Canyon Trail (21W11) and the Red Reef Trail (21W08). At Cross Camp are several large waterfalls and deep pools that…
Lion Canyon Trail - 5.62 Miles
22W06 • Sespe • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
Drive 14.8 miles north of Ojai on Highway 33. The trail starts at the back of Middle Lion Campground in the Rose Valley Recreation Area where it immediately crosses the stream. You will reach two trail junctions along the way. After 1.3 miles you will reach the Rose-Lion Connector Trail (22W16) on…
Little Falls Trail - 2.81 Miles
14E03 • Santa Lucia • Santa Lucia Ranger District • San Luis Obispo County
The Little Falls Trail is a senic 2.81 mile trail in the Santa Lucia Wilderness in San Luis Obispo County . The trail head is located off Upper Lopez Canyon Road at , San Luis Obispo County . The trail follows little falls creek to the junction with Big Falls Trail…
Little Mutau Trail - 6.29 Miles
20W10 • Sespe • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
The Little Mutau Trail is a remote 6.29 mile trail in the Sespe Wilderness in Ventura County . The trail connects the Johnston Ridge Trail (20W12) and the Alamo Mountain Road…
Little Sur Camp Trail - 0.54 Miles
2E09 • Non Wilderness Area • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Little Sur Camp Trail is a very short 0.54 mile trail in Monterey County . The trail leads from Palo Colorado Road (18S05.2) down to the Little Sur River, A small trail camp named Little Sur Camp exists here and would make for a quick…
Little Sur Trail - 6.06 Miles
1E03 • Non Wilderness Area • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Little Sur Trail is a senic 6.06 mile trail in Monterey County . The trail head is located off the Coast Road at , Monterey County . Please let us know if you have explored this trail recently.
Lopez Canyon Trail - 6.61 Miles
13E03 • Santa Lucia • Santa Lucia Ranger District • San Luis Obispo County
The Lopez Canyon Trail is a scenic 6.61 mile trail in the Santa Lucia Wilderness in San Luis Obispo County . The trail head is located off the Upper Lopez Canyon Road at , San Luis Obispo County . Please let us know if you have explored this trail recently.
Lost Valley Connector Trail - 1.55 Miles
4E09 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Lost Valley Connector Trail is a 1.55 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in County.  The trail connects the Lost Valley Trail – Ventana Wilderness (4E08) and the North…
Lost Valley Trail San Rafael Wilderness - 7.12 Miles
29W14 • San Rafael • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Lost Valley Trail connects Manzana Creek with the Hurricane Deck Trail.  The trail is used by day hikers looking to explore the secrets of Lost Valley as well as a connection for backpackers heading towards the Sisquoc. In the early 20th century there were plans to build a road…
Lost Valley Trail Ventana Wilderness - 11.08 Miles
4E08 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Lost Valley Trail Ventana Wilderness is a 11.08 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in .The trail connects the Marble Peak Trail (4E07) and Escondido Campground (2200 feet).…
Lottie Potrero Trail - 5.96 Miles
7E01 • Silver Peak • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Lottie Potrero Trail is a senic 5.96 mile trail in the Silver Peak Wilderness in County. Please let us know if you have explored this trail recently.
Madulce Peak Trail - 2.00 Miles
28W09 • Dick Smith • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Madulce Peak Trail is a 2.00 mile trail in the Dick Smith Wilderness in Santa Barbara County. The trail connects the Madulce Trail (28W09) and Madulce Peak. On the 1905 topographic map,…
Madulce Trail - 3.51 Miles
28W09 • Dick Smith • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Madulce Trail is a scenic 3.51 mile trail in the Dick Smith Wilderness in Santa Barbara County. The trail connects the Buckhorn Road (9N11.3) to 3 Dick Smith Wilderness trails, the Don…
Manzana Trail East (Upper) - 13.8 Miles
30W13 • San Rafael • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The East Trail (31W13.2) follows the Mazana canyon east to the narrows, then climbs over the Hurricane Deck at White Ledge to end at South Fork Guard Station on the Sisquoc River. Access the trial from Nira Campground via Sunset Valley Road. MANZANA - A Spanish word for little apples. In the…
Manzana Trail West (Lower) - 8.7 Miles
30W13.2 • San Rafael • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The west portion of the Manzana Trail in the San Rafael Wilderness spans from the Manzana Schoolhouse to Nira Campground. The Lower Manzana Trail intersects with the Sisquoc Trail and reaches the Sisquoc River near the Schoolhouse. Access the trial from Nira Campground via Sunset…
Marble Peak Trail - 13.14 Miles
4E07 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Marble Peak Trail is a scenic 13.14 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Coast Ridge Road (20S05.2) to the Arroyo Seco Road. The Hiking and Backpacking Trails - Los Padres…
Matias Connector Trail - 0.85 Miles
27W25 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
A very short connector 0.85 mile trail located along the Santa Ynez River in  County, the trail leads to the Matias Potrero Trail (27W19), Access the trail head from the Santa Ynez Road 5N18.2 at , .
Matias Potrero Trail - 4.86 Miles
27W19 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Matias Potrero Trail is a beautiful 4.86 mile trail in Santa Barbara County. The trail connects the Arroyo Burro Road (5N20) and the Tunnel Trail (27W14). Named after Matias Reyes and his wife, Griselda filed a claim and built a small cabin. He also owned property just east of…
Matilija Canyon Trail - 4.03 Miles
Not an offical trail • Matilija • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
TRAIL IS CLOSED - Due to private property issues, this trail is closed to the public.  You can learn more about the topic online here.
Mcgill Trail - 3.65 Miles
21W02 • Non Wilderness Area • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
An popular mountain biking trail located on Mt. Pinos, this trail has great views of Cuddy Valley. The trail head is located off Cuddy Valley Road at , just pass the Y in the road. You can also start from Mc Gill Campground.
Mcmenemey Trail - 1.61 Miles
26W19 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The hike up to the McMenemy Bench for the morning or evening views is one of the great short hikes in the Santa Barbara area, but what I like most about this trail is the variety of 2-3 hour long loops you can do by combining it with other sections of trail. Now that the Girard Trail is almost complete…
Mcpherson Trail - 3.35 Miles
27W01 • Non Wilderness Area • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Mcpherson Trail is a scenic 3.35 mile trail in Santa Barbara County. The trail connects the Lost Valley Trail – Ventana Wilderness (4E08) and the North Coast Ridge Trail (3E10). The mountain was named for a pioneer family of several members who homesteaded in the area at…
Middle Sespe Trail - 7.38 Miles
22W04 • Sespe • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
Drive to Middle Sespe Trailhead, 17.1 miles north of Ojai on Highway 33. The trailhead is on the right side of the highway Ventura County . The trail crosses Sespe Creek and follows the old road. It then leaves the drainage and climbs over a steep bluff. Once you have reached the high point, you will drop down and…
Mill Creek Trail - 3.06 Miles
5E12 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Mill Creek Trail is a scenic 3.06 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Naciemiento Fergusson Road and the South Coast Ridge Road (20S05.4)Please let us know if you have explored this trail recently.
Miller Canyon Trail - 7.98 Miles
3E04 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Miller Canyon Trail is a 7.98 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Miller Canyon (19S03) and the Carmel River Trail (3E03)Please…
Mission Pine Trail - 14.55 Miles
28W01 • San Rafael • Santa Lucia Ranger District , Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Mission Pine Trail connects Cachuma Mountain Forest Road (8N08.2) and Buckhorn Forest Road (9N11.4). The trail is in the San Rafael Wilderness, So remember no mountain biking is allowed on any wilderness…
Mono-Alamar Trail - 9.00 Miles
26W07 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
Originally a Chumash Indian trail from the coast to the central valley. In 1824 it was the route that Pablo de la Portilla used to return the Mission Indians after their revolt. When Fort Tejon was established the trail was used, for a short time, as a dispatch route between the Fort and Santa Barbara.…
Monte Arido Trail - 1.1 Miles
• Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
A short connector trail at the top of Murieta Divide. This trail climbs from Murieta Road 5N13.3 up to Divide Peak OHV Route also known as East Camino 5N12.1. Once you get to the top of the ridge you will have amazing views of Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Ventura and the Channel Islands. You can access…
Mt Manuel Trail - 7.96 Miles
2E06 • Silver Peak • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Mt Manuel Trail is a scenic 7.96 mile trail in the Silver Peak Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Pfeiffer Big Sur Road and the Little Sur Trail (1E03). Please let us know if you have explored this trail…
Mt Pinos - Tumamait Trail - 4.49 Miles
21W03 • Chumash • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
This trail runs along the crown of the mountain from Mount Pinos to Cerro Noroeste, Mount Abel, passing Sawmill Mountain and Grouse Mountain. Vincent Tumamait was a Chumash elder who died a short time ago and the trail was named after him.
Munch Canyon Connector Trail - .79 Miles
29W10 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Munch Canyon Connector Trail is a scenic .79 mile trail in Santa Barbara County. The trail connects the East Pinery Road (8N32) and the Munch Canyon Trail (29W04). Named after Mr. Munch who homesteaded in Sunset Valley. He built a cabin, then removed his claim and the Forest Service…
Munch Canyon Trail - 2.59 Miles
29W04 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Munch Canyon Trail is a 2.59 mile trail in the Non Wilderness Area Wilderness in Santa Barbara County. The trail connects the Sunset Valley Road (8N09) and the Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail…
Murietta Trail - 1.67 Miles
24W07 • Non Wilderness Area • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
Drive up Matilija Canyon Road 5N13 to the locked car gate. Hike up the road, crossing two creeks, then take the trail to the left and then about 1 mile to the campsite. This canyon was reported in folk tales to be a secret route for Joaquin Murieta, a Mexican bandit when he would visit Santa…
North Coast Ridge Trail - 11.14 Miles
3E10 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The North Coast Ridge Trail is a scenic 11.14 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the North Coast Ridge Road (20S05.2) and the Central…
North Fork Lockwood Trail - 6.17 Miles
22W02 • Chumash • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
The North Fork Lockwood Trail is a 6.17 mile trail in the Chumash Wilderness in Ventura County . Lockwood Creek North Fork Trail (22W02) starts at the Three Falls Boy Scout Camp in Lockwood Valley. This is a very steep trail. It is better to hike in from Mount Abel via…
North Fork Matilija Trail - 7.82 Miles
23W07 • Matilija • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
Southern access point is the same trailhead as the Murietta Trail (24W07). Leading off to the right after the second stream crossing, the trail enters the wilderness and follows the year-round creek. From the gate you'll reach Matilija Camp after 1.48 miles. Further up the canyon are three more camps:…
Piedra Blanca Trail - 16.32 Miles
22W03 • Sespe • Ojai Ranger District , Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
The Gene Marshall-Piedra Blanca Trail is a National Recreation Trail, The trail can be accessed from four locations: The Piedra Blanca Trailhead at the end of Rose Valley Road, Reyes Creek Campground, Cedar Creek Trail…
Pine Mountain Trail - 6.80 Miles
• Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • San Luis Obispo County
The Pine Mountain Trail is a 6.80 mile trail in San Luis Obispo County . The trail connects the Las Chichis Trail (16E02) and Forest Road (29S18).
Pine Ridge Trail - 22.88 Miles
3E06 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
PINE RIDGE TRAIL IS CLOSED FROM BIG SUR STATION TO REDWOOD CAMP AS A RESULT OF DAMAGED SUSTAINED IN THE 2016 SOBERANES FIRE. In addition all camps and feeder trails along the Western Pine Ridge Trail remain closed as well.  This includes…
Pino Alto Trail - .45 Miles
29W01 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Pino Alto Trail is a short .45 mile trail in Santa Barbara County. Located at the Pino Alto Day Use Area. The area includes a paved interpretive trail suitable for wheelchair use. The trail is one-half mile and takes 30 to 45 minutes to traverse. Interpretive brochures are…
Poplar Trail - 6.50 Miles
26W16 • Dick Smith • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Poplar Trail is a senic 6.50 mile trail in the Dick Smith Wilderness in County. The trail follows the Indian Creek and connects the Mono-Alamar Trail (26W07) and the Bluff…
Pothole Trail - 5.31 Miles
18W04 • Sespe • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
From Highway 126, turn north on Piru Canyon Road.  Drive 6 miles to the Lake Piru gatehouse, pay entrance fee, and drive 2.3 miles. Park at the launch ramp next to the swimming beach (spring – summer) or as directed (fall-winter). From the launch ramp, hike 2.8 miles north on Piru Canyon Road…
Potrero Canyon Trail - 2.90 Miles
29W12 • San Rafael • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The trail is located one mile down from the Lower Manzana Trailhead (aka Lower NIRA) along Manzana Creek.  The trailhead for Potrero Trail is between the two trail camps at Potrero Camp.  It begins at the junction of Manzana Creek Trail 30WI3 and Potrero Canyon Trail 29W12. The trail climbs consistently,…
Potrero John Trail - 1.63 Miles
23W06 • Sespe • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
Take Highway 33 north of Ojai to the trailhead at mile marker 32.10. The trail is on the right hand side of the highway.  This trail provides a beautiful day hike following a stream channel into the Sespe Wilderness. It has running water most of the year. The trail ends at Potrero John Camp, but it…
Pratt Trail - 3.33 Miles
23W09 • Non Wilderness Area • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
Begin at the trailhead area located off of Signal Street heading north of downtown Ojai. The trail ends on Nordhoff Ridge, one mile west of the old Lookout Tower. The trail's lower section ties into the Cozy Dell Trail (23W26), Foothill Trail, and the Ojai Fuelbreak Road. This system of trails and…
Prewitt Loop Trail - 11.42 Miles
5E06 • Non Wilderness Area • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Prewitt Loop Trail is a 11.42 mile loop trail in Monterey County . The trail connects the located off the Highway 1 near the Pacific Valley Ranger Station. Please let us know if you have explored this trail recently.
Puerto Suelo Trail - Dick Smith - 3.05 Miles
26W20 • Dick Smith • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Ventura County
The Puerto Suelo Trail - Dick Smith is a remote 3.05 mile trail in the Dick Smith Wilderness in Ventura County . The trail connects the Don Victor Trail (25W03) and the Alamar Trail (26W06). This trail has been flagged in 2015 but has not be maintained in a very long time. Please…
Puerto Suelo Trail - Ventana - 2.00 Miles
3E08 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Puerto Suelo Trail - Ventana is a scenic 2.00 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Carmel River Trail (3E03) and the Ventana Double Cone Trail (2E04).…
Rancho Nuevo Trail - 5.26 Miles
24W03 • Dick Smith • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
The Rancho Nuevo Trail is a senic 5.26 mile trail in the Dick Smith Wilderness in Ventura County . In 1889 Ramon Ortego received a homestead Patent for property on the Potrero that he had been living on for a number of years. Ramon was a descendent of Jose Ortego who…
Raspberry Trail - 0.57 Miles
23W42 • Sespe • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
Wild raspberries grow near the spring on the north face of Pine Mountain which gave this area its name. The campground is located about 1 1/2 mile down a steep trail starting at the west end of Reyes Campground. Water is available from the spring.
Rattlesnake Creek Trail - 3.40 Miles
2E11 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Rattlesnake Creek Trail is a scenic 3.40 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in .
Rattlesnake Trail - 2.17 Miles
27W15 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The trail begins just before the entrance to Snowfield Park near a delicately-shaped stone bridge. From there, cross the creek and follow a short connector trail to a wider dirt road. For many decades this was a buggy road, running alongside the creek to a point about three-quarters of a mile upstream…
Red Reef Trail - 13.24 Miles
21W08 • Sespe • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
Park along north side of Highway 150 adjacent to Summit School. Hike one mile up Sisar Road to locked gate. Respect private property. Hike another 2.1 miles  until the Red Reef Trail leaves the road at a switchback. (If you stay on the road, you will reach Nordhoff Ridge after 4.5 miles). Follow…
Reyes Peak Trail - 5.61 Miles
23W04 • Sespe • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
Take Highway 33 north of Ojai to Pine Mountain Summit Road (6N06) at highway mile marker 42.50.  Turn right on the road and drive through Reyes Peak Campground.  Continue an additional mile to a parking area at the end of Reyes Peak Road. Hike about 100 yards past the barrier on the old roadbed. An…
Rinconada Trail - 1.75 Miles
14E30 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • San Luis Obispo County
The Rinconada Trail is a scenic 1.75 mile trail in San Luis Obispo County . The trail head is off West Pozo Rd at , San Luis Obispo County . The trail is sort of a connector trail to the Little Falls Trail and Big Falls Trail. 
Rocky Creek Trail - 5.54 Miles
4E04 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Rocky Creek Trail is a scenic 5.54 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail leads to Rocky Creek Camp - (1400 feet). Parking available in the large parking area and the trail head is across…
Rocky Ridge Trail - 5.54 Miles
27W04 • Non Wilderness Area • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Rocky Ridge Trail is a scenic 5.54 mile trail in the Non Wilderness Area Wilderness in Santa Barbara County. The trail has great views of the Cuyama Valley and the Caliente Range while you climb up to the Sierra Madre Road and the Painted Rock Camp. Please let us know if you…
Rodeo Flat Trail - 2.73 Miles
4E26 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Rodeo Flat Trail is a scenic 2.73 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the North Coast Ridge Trail (3E10) and the Arroyo Seco Trail (4E10).…
Romero Trail North - 1.78 Miles
26W14 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The trail heads down from the top of the Romero Trail into Blue Canyon and eventually connects with the Blue Canyon Trail (26W12).
Romero Trail South - 2.9 Miles
26W14 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
A beautiful hike that leads you up Romero Canyon, the trail starts 1/4 mile up Romero Canyon Road past a locked gate. Follow the fire road and after the second creek crossing you will see the trail sign. Portions of the trail follow the stream and provide many spots to enjoy the tranquility of the…
Roque Canyon Trail - 5.68 Miles
30W03 • San Rafael • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Roque Canyon Trail is a scenic 5.68 mile trail in the San Rafael Wilderness in Santa Barbara County. The trail connects the Sierra Madre Ridge Road and the Kerry Canyon OHV Trail…
Rose Lion Trail - 1.58 Miles
22W16 • Non Wilderness Area • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
This trail connects the Rose Valley Campground with the Lion Canyon Trail (22W06). The junction is 1.3 miles south of Middle Lion Campground. This trail gives hikers wonderful views northward toward Pine Mountain and provides access to the camps and waterfalls in Lion Canyon.
Rose Valley Falls Trail - 0.32 Miles
22W15 • Non Wilderness Area • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
A short walk starting at Rose Valley Campground leads to the base of the lower falls cascading over an arkosic sands tone cliff. Please do not climb around on steep sections.
Salisbury Canyon Trail - 4.63 Miles
22W15 • Non Wilderness Area • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Salisbury Canyon Trail is a scenic 4.63 mile trail near Cuyama. The trail climbs up to Salisbury Potrero, This Potrero are located north of Sierra Madre Road and south of Sulfur Springs Canyon. It is a very isolated area.
Salmon Creek Trail - 5.00 Miles
6E11 • Silver Peak • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Salmon Creek Trail is a scenic 5.00 mile trail in the Silver Peak Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the South Coast Ridge Road (20S05.6) and the Highway 1. You can access the trail from Highway 1 at , Monterey County . Please let us know if you have explored this…
San Antonio Trail - 3.60 Miles
5E04 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The San Antonio Trail is a scenic 3.60 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Centrail Coast Ridge Road (20S05.3) and the Salsipueded Road (21S03). Please let us know if you have explored this trail recently.
San Clemente Trail - 1.86 Miles
2E01 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The San Clemente Trail is a short 1.86 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in .The trail connects the Skinner Ridge Trail (1E04) to Pine Creek Camp (2500 feet) . Please let us know if…
San Emigdio Mesa Springs Trail - 5.71 Miles
22W21 • Chumash • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
The San Emigdio Mesa Springs Trail is a 5.71 mile trail in the Chumash Wilderness in Ventura County . The trail connects the Toad Springs OHV Trail (22W01) to Puerto Del Suelo Peak - 7708 feet…
San Ysidro Trail - 4.09 Miles
26W15 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The trail begins just before the locked gate crossing on San Ysidro Creek. A small sign marked with the San Ysidro Ranch brand is fastened to a nearby oak tree. The path continues along the driveway for a hundred yards, then winds around the rear of a house and up onto a paved road. Follow this up…
Sand Dollar Jade Cove Trail - 0.72 Miles
5E13 • Non Wilderness Area • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
A short coastal bluff trail at Plaskett Creek Campground. This trail has great views of the Pacific Ocean and gives access to Sand Dollar Beach and Jade Cove. Please see Plaskett Creek Campground for more information.
Santa Barbara Canyon Trail - 6.92 Miles
25W02 • Dick Smith • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara Canyon heads south from the trailhead at the old Willow Flat Campground.  The trailhead is marked by a turnout on the righthand side of the road next to a juniper tree.  The trail starts there, crosses the creek and immediately enters the Dick Smith Wilderness.  The trail meanders along…
Santa Cruz Trail - 18.47 Miles
27W09 • San Rafael • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
THE SECTION OF THE SANTA CRUZ TRAIL THAT BURNED IN THE 2016 REY FIRE IS NOT PASSABLE AND FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES SHOULD BE CONSIDERED CLOSED.  THIS IS THE SECTION FROM UPPER OSO TO LITTLE PINE SPRINGS. THE…
Santa Lucia Creek Connector Trail - 1.0 Miles
5E03 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Santa Lucia Creek Connector Trail is a scenic 1.0 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Indians Road and the Santa Lucia Creek Trail (5E03). Please let us know if you have explored this trail recently.
Santa Lucia Creek Trail - 16.05 Miles
5E03 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Santa Lucia Creek Trail is a scenic 16.05 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The starts at Arroyo Seco Campground (900 feet) and ends at Santa Lucia…
Santa Lucia Peak Trail - 2.69 Miles
6E01 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Santa Lucia Peak Trail is a short 2.69 mile connector trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Santa Lucia Creek Trail to Junipero Serra Peak.…
Santa Paula Canyon Trail - 6.05 Miles
21W11 • Non Wilderness Area • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
Located in the Oaji Ranger District above Thomas Aquinas College. The Santa Paula Canyon Trail is a 6.05 mile trail in the Non Wilderness Area Wilderness in Ventura County . The trail starts at Thomas Aquinas College and climbs to connect the Last…
Santa Paula Peak Trail - 6.05 Miles
21W11 • Non Wilderness Area • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
The Santa Paula Peak Trail starts from Cieneg Camp and climbs up to Santa Paula Peak at 4975 feet, at one point in time you were able to access this trail from Fillmore, but due to private property restrictions the only access is from Santa Paula Canyon Trail. Please respect private property…
Sellers Potrero Trail - 5.43 Miles
16E05 • Garcia • Santa Lucia Ranger District • San Luis Obispo County
The Sellers Potrero Trail is a 5.43 mile trail in the Garcia Wilderness in San Luis Obispo County . The trail connects the Avenales Ranch Road and the Caldwell Trout Creek Trail (15E06). Halfway down the trail is Balm of Gilead Camp.
Sespe River Trail - 18.73 Miles
20W13 • Sespe • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
From Highway 33, travel east on Rose Valley Road to Piedra Blanca Trailhead. Starting from the parking lot at Piedra Blanca, the trail quickly drop down to the river crossing, after the crossing Lion Creek and Sespe Creek is the Gene Marshall Piedra…
Sisquoc Trail Lower - 20.4 Miles
30W12 • San Rafael • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Upper Sisquoc Trail is located in the San Rafael Winderness and extends from South Fork Camp to Alamar Saddle and Manzana Schoolhouse Camp. This trail follows back and forth across the Sisquoc…
Sisquoc Trail Upper - 11.06 Miles
30W12 • San Rafael • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Upper Sisquoc Trail is located in the San Rafael Winderness and extends from South Fork Camp to Alamar Saddle and Alamar Saddle Camp. This trail follows back and forth across the Sisquoc River from the…
Skinner Ridge Trail - 7.14 Miles
1E04 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Skinner Ridge Trail is a scenic 7.14 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail starts at Bottochers Gap Car Camp (2200 feet) and climbs to Devils Peak (4158 feet)…
Slick Rock Trail - 3.25 Miles
5E20 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Slick Rock Trail is a scenic 3.25 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail starts at Ponderosa Car Camp (1500 feet) and proceed to the fire road.  Please let us know if you have explored this…
Snyder Trail - 2.82 Miles
28W02 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The first half mile of the Snyder Trail actually follows a dirt road which leads to a water tank—the Forest Service water supply. Beyond this it rises up through chamise chaparral to a shaded oak section which is quite unexpected. Switchbacks up through this allow you to enjoy an extended section…
Soda Trail - 0.45 Miles
5E17 • Non Wilderness Area • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Soda Trail is a short 0.45 mile connector trail in the Non Wilderness Area Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail starts from Highway 1 just after the Buckeye Trailhead and connects with the Buckeye Trail (5E09)…
South Fork Trail - 4.58 Miles
3E09 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The South Fork Trail is a 4.58 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Big Sur Trail (3E07) to the Marble Peak Trail (4E07)…
Spruce Creek Trail - 5.07 Miles
6E10 • Silver Peak • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Spruce Creek Trail is a scenic 5.07 mile trail in the Silver Peak Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Salmon Creek Trail (6E11) to the Dutra Trail…
Stone Ridge Trail - 7.67 Miles
4E13 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Stone Ridge Trail is a scenic 7.67 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the Gamboa Trail (4E11) to the Kirk Creek Trail…
Stonehouse Trail - 3.97 Miles
20W35 • Sespe • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
The Stonehouse Trail is a creek side 3.97 mile trail in the Sespe Wilderness in Ventura County . The trail connects the Johnston Ridge Trail (20W12) to the Piru OHV Trail (20W07). Please…
Stony Creek Trail - 1.85 Miles
16E07 • Garcia • Santa Lucia Ranger District • San Luis Obispo County
The Stony Creek Trail is a short  1.85 mile connector trail in the Garcia Wilderness in San Luis Obispo County . The trail starts from Stoney Creek Campground and connects to the Caldwell Trout Creek Trail (15E06).
Sulphur Spring Trail - 2.32 Miles
30W07 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Sulphur Spring Trail is a scenic 2.32 mile trail in Santa Barbara County. The trail connects the Zaca Peak Trail (30W18) with the Manzana Trail (30W13)
Sunset Valley Trail - 0.66 Miles
29W29 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Sunset Valley Trail is a short 0.66 mile trail in the Non Wilderness Area Wilderness in that follows the Sunset Valley Road. The trail connects Sunset Valley Road to the Munch Canyon Trail (29W04).  Mr. Munch homesteaded in Sunset Valley.…
Sweetwater Trail - 6.76 Miles
27W06 • San Rafael • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Sweetwater Trail is a 6.76 mile trail in the San Rafael Wilderness in Santa Barbara County. The trail connects the Sierra Madre Road to the Sisquoc Trail (30W12). Sweetwater Canyon…
Tequepis Trail - 3.91 Miles
29W06 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
Tequepis is the name of an Indian village located at the north of the canyon and the Santa Ynez River. The site of the village is now covered by Lake Cachuma. The canyon descends from the Santa Ynez Mountains to the south shore of Lake Cachuma. In the early days, the Step family filed several homesteads…
Terrace Creek Trail - 1.48 Miles
3E22 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Terrace Creek Trail is a short 1.48 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects the North Coast Ridge Road 20S05.1 to the Pine Ridge Trail (3E06).  
Thorn Point Trail - 3.46 Miles
21W07 • Sespe • Ojai Ranger District , Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
Thorn Point is located in the Sespe Wilderness, within the Los Padres National Forest.  About 20 miles southwest of Frazier Park, 90 miles from Los Angeles. This peak has a Lookout tower is very weathered has seen better days, but the tower…
Tin House Trail - 1.16 Miles
2E05 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Tin House Trail is a 1.16 mile connector trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects Mt Manuel Trail 2E06 to the Tin House Camp (2400 feet).
Tony Trail - 2.63 Miles
4E06 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Tony Trail is a 2.63 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . Starting at Tassarajara Hot Springs the trail climbs up to the Marble Peak Trail (4E07)
Tunnel Trail - 3.30 Miles
27W14 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
Chaparral, pools, and scenic views. Although there is no water and very little shade because it does not follow a prominent canyon or creek, it does afford spectacular views as it rises to the east of La Cumbre Peak. La Cumbre Peak is one mile from the trail head on East Camino Cielo. The East Camino…
Tunnel/Rattlesnake Connector Trail - 0.66 Miles
27W18 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Barbara Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Tunnel/Rattlesnake Connector Trail is a 0.66 mile connector trail in the foothills above Santa Barbara. The trail connects the Tunnel Trail to the Rattlesnake Canyon Trail.
Turner Creek Trail - 1.21 Miles
1E02 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Turner Creek Trail is a short 1.21 mile connector trail in the Ventana Wilderness in .The trail connects Skinner Ridge Trail 1E04 to the Turner Creek Camp (2500 feet).
Ventana Camp Trail - 1.10 Miles
2E14 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Ventana Camp Trail is a scenic 1.10 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in .The trail connects Pine Ridge Trail 3E06 down to the Big Sur River and Ventana Camp (650 feet).
Ventana Double Cone Trail - 7.53 Miles
2E04 • Ventana • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Ventana Double Cone Trail is a scenic 7.53 mile trail in the Ventana Wilderness in Monterey County . The trail connects Skinner Ridge Trail 1E04 along a few camps and Little Pines Mountain…
Wheeler Gorge Nature Trail - 0.62 Miles
23W15 • Non Wilderness Area • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
This is a loop trail that leads through a riparian and chaparral habitat. The trailhead is on the west side of Highway 33, 1/2 mile north of the Wheeler Gorge Campground entrance. Due to the traffic on Highway 33, please be careful accessing the trailhead. You…
White Elephant Trail - 2.51 Miles
30W29 • San Rafael • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
White Rock Connector Trail - 2.92 Miles
29W07 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
A short yet beautiful connector trail near Figueroa Mountain, the trail connects the Munch Canyon Trail (29W04) to the White Rock Trail (29W05).
White Rock Trail - 2.92 Miles
29W05 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The White Rock Trail is a scenic 2.92 mile trail in the Non Wilderness Area Wilderness in Santa Barbara County. The trail connects Sunset Valley Road 8N09 to East Pinery Road 8N32.
Willow Creek Trail - 1.98 Miles
5E08 • Silver Peak • Monterey Ranger District • Monterey County
The Willow Creek Trail is a scenic 1.98 mile trail in the Silver Peak Wilderness in .
Willow Spring Figueroa Trail - 1.81 Miles
29W09 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Willow Spring Figueroa Trail is a scenic 1.81 mile trail on Figueroa Mountain Trail that leads to Willow Spring and connects to the Fir Canyon Davy Brown Trail 29W03.…
Willow Spring Trail - 8.45 Miles
31W01 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Willow Spring Trail is a scenic 8.45 mile trail in Northern Santa Barbara County. The trail connects Highway 166 to Pine Canyon Road near Brookshire Campground.Please let us know if you have explored this trail recently.
Willow Spur Trail - 0.94 Miles
29W08 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
Located in the Figueroa Mountain area. This 1 mile trail is a short connector between Willow Springs Trail and upper Davy Brown Trail.
Wilson Canyon Trail - 3.89 Miles
15E01 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • San Luis Obispo County
Zaca Peak Trail - 7.00 Miles
30W18 • Non Wilderness Area • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
Located in the Figueroa Mountain area. The trail follows a ridge top west from the Zaca Peak Road. The west end of the trail drops down to the privately-owned Zaca Lake Resort. Unobstructed views of the Santa Ynez Valley and Zaca Lake basin are found along this route. This trail may be hard to locate…


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