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Sulphur Pots - Los Padres National Forest

35.29556, -120.55306


  • Longitude: -120.55306
  • Latitude: 35.29556
  • Recent Water Reports:

    Date Surveyor Water Report
    04-30-2017Matt Inman-Ojai Valley SchoolFlowing
    06-11-2016Anonymous SurveyorFlowing
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Sulphur Pots is located in the Los Padres National Forest. The spring is on the Lopez Mountain Topo Map, If you have recently visited this spring, please give us some feed back on the water quality.

Survey Photos:

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 06-11-2016
    clearing vegetation

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 06-11-2016
    proof we got to the camp :)

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 06-11-2016
    sulphur pots flowing nicely

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 06-11-2016
    as seen from Lopez Canyon trail

  • Anonymous Surveyor - 06-11-2016
    many signs of bears nearby. Be careful!

Weather Forecasts for Sulphur Pots

Submitted Reports

Sulphur Pots Survey - 04-30-2017 - by Matt Inman-Ojai Valley School
Link: Sulphur Pots
Date: 04-30-2017
Surveyor Name:Matt Inman-Ojai Valley School
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Excellent water coming down through the pots.
Weather Conditions:
Sulphur Pots Survey - 06-11-2016 - by Anonymous Surveyor
Link: Sulphur Pots
Date: 06-11-2016
Surveyor Name:Anonymous Surveyor
Camp Description:Was with my buddy on overnighter starting at Rinconada Trailhead and ending at East Cuesta Trailhead (shuttle trip). We previously attempted getting to Sulphur Pots twice, once from the south and once from the north. Both times we had to turn back due to excessive vegetation and poison oak. First time we tried was from north, starting at East Cuesta and going down into upper Lopez Canyon. We made it only a wee bit further than Upper Lopez camp on that trip. Next trip we started from Rinconada and went down Big Falls to Lopez canyon and got as far as we could before it was a complete jungle. This last trip we brought our pruners and spent about half of the day pruning vegetation including poison oak. We have carved tunnels through the vegetation and thoroughly removed any poison oak above mid-thigh or waist level. You will still need long pants and gaiters are recommended to keep PO off shoelaces. Ground cover PO is ubiquitous but bush PO is seriously trimmed back to allow a wide girth passage.

Water levels flowing at a very good rate still!
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Water flow is excellent
Weather Conditions:cooler days on canyon floor and stars at night

clearing vegetation

proof we got to the camp :)

sulphur pots flowing nicely

as seen from Lopez Canyon trail

many signs of bears nearby. Be careful!

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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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