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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.

camping
1 day ago

Took the trail on a nice, just-right-for-hiking weather. The view of the valley below was magnificent and the breeze on the first half of the trail was encouraging. The winding path was decent and safe to trek though there were areas that needed bushwhacking. Suffice to say, our dog made the round-trip hike. Watch out for stickers though. Both sides of my hiking pants were covered with stickers but seeing the wild flowers, sage and lavender are worth it!

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

This is a nice little trail off the 166. there is a lot off oak trees and high grass until you get up higher. At the top there is a nice grassy area to relax before heading farther into the los Padres

backpacking
2 days ago

This is not an easy trail for several reasons: first; there is a lack of shade, so prepare for the heat and exposure, because there are few trees and there can be a lot of hot wind. Second; this trail has little to no water, so you will have to backpack in what you need, especially if you continue onto the Hurricane Deck trail. Third; it is almost all uphill from the Manzana trail. But there are a lot of beautiful rock structures, lots of giant hornytoads, a small and beautiful meadow along the way. the trail terminates at the top of the Hurricane Deck, turning left from there will take you to the Manzana Schoolhouse.

First half is through beautiful flowers and shrubbery, but with that there are bugs and bees. At the third or fourth stream crossing there's a big clearing and the landscape changes to dense forest. At this point my fiancé and I heard a distinct bear growl that made us stop in our tracks. DO NOT head out on this hike if you're not prepared to deal with bears! We did not have spray and hadn't seen anyone else on the trail that morning so we turned back. Not worth the risk!

backpacking
3 days ago

love this trail! great clear water, amazing place to get away for a while.

keep going up the trail for a couple of miles to see the 60 ft double waterfall

off road driving
7 days ago

Took our 2016 Crosstrek on a drive out there. It started off with a gravel road that turned into dirt. The road led us to the top of the hills which is where I took the pictures. There were also dirt bikes and camp grounds out there. Great road!

hiking
7 days ago