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off road driving

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waterfall

beach

19 hours ago

Moderate amount of poison oak. Avoidable but barely. Some nice small pools but not deep enough for swimming. The waterfall was a bit of a mystery but found it but using a topo map it's off-trail up a creek bed on the left. At the time the falls were dry. Should be running this year!

22 hours ago

Steady climb, some shade, amazing views.

on Cozy Dell Trail

hiking
1 day ago

Some poison oak but nice short climb for a view of Ojai Valley.

Great little hike! The trail is well maintained albeit a bit wet after rain. The waterfall and view of the mountains are beautiful. The trail is fine for all ages and dogs.

hiking
2 days ago

As of 1/15/2017, the road is closed at the Day Use Area, necessitating a 3.5+ mile hike in just to get to the trailhead. Check at the gatehouse before you spend $10.

Amazing hike. Best in Santa Barbara *if you like mixing in a little rock scrambling. Five Stars!!! Bring good shoes that grip rock.

hiking
3 days ago

Love it would go again soon

Views for days.

The trail is very short and easy but it's a must see

This is a fun, generally easy hike that can take a few different routes. We took the kids (15, 5, 2) out to east fork lions camp (about 5 miles round trip) and had a great time. The terrain is varied around the hill and in and out of the sun. You get to cross a little creek at the beginning and fro there the views of the canyon below are gorgeous! It's kind of narrow in some spots but overall a great hike.

Cool ruins and amazing views but there were a lot of people.

hiking
12 days ago

This is an amazing hike if you're looking to get a great workout. Love it!

Great short hike, definitely a very friendly hike kids would love.

hiking
13 days ago

Cerro Alto Trail is starts at the Cerro Alto Campground in the Los Padres National Forest about in between Morro Bay and Atascadero on CA-41. The trail is between 4.5 to 6 miles long depending on the starting point. It is a very steep trail, with an elevation gain of about 1650ft. However, the view from the summit, especially on a clear day is absolutely worth it. You can see the California Central Coast from stretching from at least Cayucos to San Louis Obispo with rolling hills in the backdrop. This is one of the few trails in the area which is dog friendly.

Incredible hike! About 10 miles round trip to go up to the ridge and back. You go thru several different types of ecosystems. The last mile had about 3 inches of snow on the trail. Nothing too bad but it made for a very fun hike. If you go in the winter, take warm clothes.

Great hike. Not sure on the loop part tho. Ended up at the road.

hiking
16 days ago

This is a super fun trail. The beginning is mostly shaded through a rocky path then cuts up to a fire road. From there you can continue to Pratt or head towards foothill/cozy dell. We took Pratt towards nordhoff ridge. The beginning portion of the trail was fun and manageable for my 2 year old. From there it's a pretty steady incline up and around the hill so I wore her in a carrier on my back. From the trailhead, it's about 6 miles to nordhoff ridge. We would've liked to get to the top but time wouldn't allow for it today. The views are outstanding. At one point we could see clear to the ocean. Winding up the last portion towards the Ridge is fairly narrow and some parts are kind of gravely but it's mostly just a nice steady incline around the hill. Can't wait to go back!

Fun casual run/walk

This is a great, and difficult trail. But the views at the top are worth it. On a clear day you get a perfect view of Morro Bay all the way to San Luis Obispo. This trail is in between Atascadero and Morro Bay on highway 41 (also known as Morro road). It's far away from Goleta, CA.