hiking

views

walking

wild flowers

birding

nature trips

wildlife

dog friendly

trail running

mountain biking

forest

kid friendly

camping

dogs on leash

river

backpacking

off road driving

horseback riding

waterfall

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.

hiking
2 days ago

The trail starts at a roads end. I actually didn't follow the trail southward and instead ventured northward . The main road has many little side ventures leading to streams on both sides of the road (starts on left then is on right). There are some more technical paths to take but I was just feeling the place out. Even came to a bee honey keep back in. Was a fun experience which yielded many fantastic shots

hiking
5 days ago

Great place to view the coast. Moderate hike.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

Hiked on a Sunday and didn't see anyone else the whole time. Worth doing.

backpacking
5 days ago

The trail is nice and follows the Mill Creek which has abundant water and many small waterfalls. We crossed the creek at the end of the main trail and followed a non maintained trail to some great campsites.

hiking
6 days ago

6 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Trail was hard to find because it is so overgrown! Lots of poison oak as well

Lovely hike with payoff after 3.5-4 miles to a nice patch of running water.

Santa Barbara's highest point is also one of the hardest to reach. This is one way of reaching this peak. Besides hiking, others have done it with mountain biking,

A fun short hike, perfect for kids.

Did this trail with my 9 year old. Mostly steady incline for the duration. Not many sights until the end. He was over it pretty quickly and so was I.