Explore the most popular no dogs trails in Los Padres National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

l would recommend to go all the way to reyes peak for the amazing view.Take enough water and go very early in the morning it may take you almost a whole day round trip. It gets hard at times because of the uphill, but it is very walkable don't get discouraged. battery on my phone died very quickly up there.But it was worth it.

Beautiful especially when you get into the big trees with interspersed boulders. Hike is about 10 miles round trip when you go all the way to Pine Mountain Ridge road.

hiking
1 month ago

great trail amazing views there water in the creek tats a plus!

hiking
1 month ago

kool trail✌

off road driving
2 months ago

I went up there and it was beautiful. very peaceful and relaxing after a long week of work. not too many people or groups there which is a plus in my book. the off roading is nothing technical whatsoever. you'll get to see deer and a ton of birds. people going in and out are very nice. its definitely really nice in February.

go out and relax people!!

off road driving
2 months ago

Went up there today with stock 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4 door factory Goodyear tires aired down to 29 psi we made it further then the junction of Yellow Jacket about another mile from there on up to the Miller Jeep trail. I tell you, don’t do it without a spotter or some experience. It is not recommended with the rig I had but it was fun even I had to bow down and turn around it was still a good time with the wife. All beginners be aware especially with stock rig!!!

scenic driving
2 months ago

Very nice. Best if done during the day. It has lots and lots of exciting hair pin bends along with excellent view points for pacific

Trail is closed in one area see recording for where we we had to turn back.

The road is open to bicycles and hikers per Andrew molera state beach ranger January 2018.

This was a beautiful, yet challenging hike. Really great views and I didn’t see another soul on the trail. Be warned, however, this hike is closer to 10 miles out and back, which I verified on another website and my own tracking device.

off road driving
4 months ago

Drove in off Lockwood Valley road, 3 Jeep Wrangler 4 doors, JKU, 2 were Rubicons.
All had 3.5"lift and 37's or 35" tires.
First time 4 wheeling a Jeep for all of us, though we all have off roading experience. Made it to the top of Alamo Mtn. via Miller Jeep Trail.
It was a fun day with challenging hills with big boulders all over. Take the right line and it's pretty manageable. 4x4 lo, no locker and made it up to the top.
Next time we'll bring the wives now we know what to expect.
Regulatorz!!!!
Mount up!!!

Amazing landscape and good condition!

Beautiful views!

Always a great hike challenging because of distance and elevation gain but such a great trail

off road driving
7 months ago

Amazing trail. Vader, my JKUR, worked its way just shy of half way with ease. Had to turn back due to time constraints but I can't wait till I get the chance to take on the whole thing.

off road driving
9 months ago

this trail has lil bit of everything
easy moderate and hard spots
Its just Awesome !!

9 months ago

good challenging trail towards the top, lockers make it easy though.

off road driving
10 months ago

spectacular

off road driving
10 months ago

I ran this trail in my 06 open-diff Xterra 4x4. With good spotting on a few obstacles, I was able to complete this trail with no issues. I had no body damage, only a few scrapes on rock sliders. Overall, this trail is challenging, but fun and a great learning experience to build up your skills. A lift is highly recommended with some under armor. Lockers will help greatly, but not necessary if lines are chosen correctly. It's all about the lines.

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike.

Camped in Middle Lion this weekend and went exploring up this trail about 3 miles or so. Look for the trail camp on the right of the creek, then start looking for the trail on the other side. You have to cross the creek very early to find the trail or it dead ends about 0.5 mi in. The trail moves away from the water and was very hot, but you can detour down to the water a few times.

off road driving
11 months ago

Great views, fun and easy ride.

backpacking
Monday, February 27, 2017

Creek was flowing well at all the road crossings. Got to tub after 9 mile hike from Camino Cielo, no hot water flowing!

hiking
Saturday, February 11, 2017

2-12-2017 We tried lions this morning with my wife and kids . The first water crossing was in passable . Walked up and down stream but no luck . May want to wait to hit this one till it dries up a little! Or be ready to get wet !! We will try this one again cause it looks like a great trail

3-18-2017. We came back to lions and was able to get across the first crossing. Hiked to the fork and came back nice hike with the wife and kids weather was perfect trail is in good shape still a lot of water

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.

hiking
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

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.

Monday, December 19, 2016

awesome trail, it's fun and challenging with 3 points of high intrested that I would rate 4 of 5 in diffulty ... the rest of the trail is a 3.. very fun and long trail none the less.... highly recommended it!

hiking
Monday, December 19, 2016

Kick butt trail as I hadn't hiked in several weeks. 10 mi R/T to ridge road. Beautiful though had rained a few days ago so as the temp rose, got muddy in spots. Quiet up top - went with my beautiful wife.

off road driving
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Great place to get away.

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