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Non Wilderness Areas - Hiking and Backpacking Trails

Backpacking and Hiking Trails outside the Wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest


A total of (95) trails are currently available in the Non Wilderness Areas ×
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…
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…
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…
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). Please…
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.…
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.…
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). Please…
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"…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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)
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 Trail…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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)
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 overnight…
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.
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 the Botanical…
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 a early…
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…
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 used the…
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 (29W03).…
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…
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).
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 available…
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.
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…
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 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 have…
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…
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.
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 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…
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)
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. He built…
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…
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.
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 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 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. A perfect…
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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