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Los Padres National Forest is a United States national forest in southern and central California. Administered by the United States Forest Service, Los Padres includes most of the mountainous land along the California coast from Ventura to Monterey, extending inland. Elevations range from sea level to 8,800 feet. Many threatened and endangered species live within the forest. Probably the most famous among them is the California condor (Gymnogyps californianus), for whom the United States Forest Service established the Sespe Condor Sanctuary.

kids friendly hike! nice views and not too many people. I liked it... :)

hiking
4 days ago

First time on it. I really liked it so pretty.

Stay at Ragged Point Inn and hike this one in the morning. Rated moderate but it's actually pretty easy. Fire trail is cleared well. Once at the top I recommend heading right and hanging out with a PBandJ while you enjoy the view. On a nice and easy pace we do this hike in about 3.5 hours. Once back to Ragged Point Inn grab some lunch and relax. Doesn't get any better than this in Big Sur!

$10 day pass. Worth hiking to the summit. A little long and steep but I would do it again. HOWEVER we must have gone when the flies hatched, I've never experienced so many flies in my life.

Views are ok, very urban along the coast, which isn't very nice. Trail was a bit hard to find in places because everyone goes their own route. Graffiti in multiple spots.

hiking
7 days ago

Dead dog found on trail eaten by mountain lions. If anyone is missing a dog, please call 1-800-stick to Runyon

fishing
7 days ago

off road driving
9 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Access road to the trailhead is open again. Valley trail crossings are tricky to follow with all the brush from the winter rains. That actually is what makes the hike fun. Lots of great swimming opportunities.

Great hike! The top was very steep with many loose rocks and earth. The landscape was a sea of yellow grasses at this time of the year. Still breathtaking view.

Really beautiful trail and gorgeous views at the top. Very steep trail making it pretty challenging. I took my dog with me and it was very difficult for him because of how steep the trail is, so if you take your dog prepare for it to take a little longer. Luckily there was plenty of shade along the way for him to catch his breath. Make sure to take plenty of water for you and your pup if you take one with you.