Rinconada Trail Hike Santa Lucia Mountains Los Padres National Forest Bell Mountain Rinconada Hiking Trail Santa Margarita California
Rising through grassy meadows, oak woodlands, and chaparral slopes, Rinconada Trail provides North County access to the Santa Lucia Mountains in Los Padres National Forest. Gaze over bucolic valleys on the hike up to a high point in a grassy mountain pass with views over remote ridges and canyons in the Santa Lucia Wilderness. Turn around at an overlook by the crest of Rinconada Trail for a... Read more.
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Tagged with · Free Trails · Los Padres National Forest · Santa Lucia Mountains · Santa Margarita · Summits
Distance: 3 miles · Elevation change: 625 feet
By: Published: Last updated: September 9, 2019
Santa Paula Canyon Trail The Punchbowl Hike Santa Paula Canyon Punch Bowls Big Cone Camp East Fork Trail Los Padres National Forest Topatopa Mountains California
Framed by tall, rugged ridges in the Topatopa Mountains, Santa Paula Creek slices through the rockbed of Santa Paula Canyon, carving out alluring pools and cascades called the Punchbowl (or Punch Bowls). Finishing with a flourish, the Punchbowl has a 25-foot waterfall and a pool that you can relax beside. The Punchbowl is located between Big Cone Camp and Cross Camp, two Los Padres... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: February 10, 2020
Sisar Canyon Trail Hike Sisar Canyon Road Summit Ojai Santa Paula California Los Padres National Forest Sisar Creek Hike
Sisar Canyon cuts into the mountains above Upper Ojai Valley, halfway between Ojai and Santa Paula. A wide dirt trail travels up the canyon toward Topatopa Ridge, a striking bluff of striped rock. Rather than taking Sisar Canyon Trail (also known as Sisar Canyon Road) deep into the Topatopa Mountains, turn around at an overlook 2.75 miles up the trail for a picturesque day hike. Limited... Read more.
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Tagged with · Creeks · Free Trails · Los Padres National Forest · Ojai · Santa Paula · Topatopa Mountains · Upper Ojai Valley
Distance: 6.5 miles · Elevation change: 1200 feet
By: Published: Last updated: April 17, 2017
Horn Canyon Trail Hike Ojai California Los Padres National Forest Thacher Creek Canyon Thacher School Trailhead
Horn Canyon Trail rises into the frontcountry of the Topatopa Mountains from Ojai, California. While you can spend a full day (and a full workout) hiking up Horn Canyon Trail, you can also opt for the shorter option described here, trekking up the trail's moderate opening mile, past multiple creek crossings and views down Ojai Valley, before venturing off trail up the canyon bottom past... Read more.
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Tagged with · Creeks · Free Trails · Los Padres National Forest · Off Trail · Ojai · Topatopa Mountains
Distance: 2.9 miles · Elevation change: 750 feet
By: Published: Last updated: April 17, 2017
East Cuesta Ridge Road Mount Lowe Road Santa Lucia Mountain East Cuesta Ridge Hike San Luis Obispo
East Cuesta Ridge Road, also known as Mount Lowe Road, is a dirt road that crosses the dominant ridgeline in the Santa Lucia Mountains northeast of San Luis Obispo. Views from the trail extend over San Luis Obispo and its surrounding peaks toward the ocean to the west at Morro Bay and to the south by Oceano Dunes. The hike starts just off Highway 101 at the top of Cuesta Grade. Getting... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 25, 2017
Cuesta Ridge Botanical Area hike West Cuesta Ridge Road San Luis Obispo Los Padres National Forest Cuesta Ridge Trail
Discover a tucked-away oasis of Sargent cypress straddling a ridge in the Santa Lucia Mountains north of San Luis Obispo. The evergreens are accompanied by coastal views that could have you imagining you're somewhere farther north in California. The hike to Cuesta Ridge Botanical Special Interest Area is 6 miles round trip up a partially paved road with 950 feet of elevation change. A... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: September 26, 2019
Pfeiffer Beach Los Padres National Forest Big Sur Beach hiking Pfeiffer Beach Trail California
Most of Big Sur's beautify is obvious – tall green mountains, a ragged coastline, and lots of ocean blue, but some attractive features are practically hidden, and Pfeiffer Beach is one such gem. Pfeiffer Beach has great sand and iconic rock formations, but you won't see this beach from Highway One (or its begging-to-be-photographed wave-tunneled rocks). Once you make it to the parking... Read more.
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Tagged with · Beaches · Big Sur · Los Padres National Forest · Ocean Views
Distance: 0.2 miles · Elevation change: 10 feet
By: Published: Last updated: September 10, 2018
Plaskett Creek Campground Los Padres National Forest Big Sur Coast Camping California
Plaskett Creek Campground is a convenient place for tent or RV camping in Big Sur. The campground is close enough to the coast for visitors to smell the ocean, and there are several short hikes nearby. Trails to Sand Dollar Beach, Jade Cove and Plaskett Rock Point are just across Highway One from the campground and Pacific Valley Bluff Trail is only a mile to the north. This Los Padres... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 8, 2019
Sand Dollar Beach Los Padres National Forest Big Sur Beach hiking Sand Dollar Beach Trail California
Big Sur has a dramatic rocky coastline that's stunning to look at, but can be challenging to access. Where do you go when you want to take a good walk on the beach? To dip your toes in Big Sur's sand, there may be nowhere better to visit than Sand Dollar Beach. This half-mile long beach (or longer if the tide is out) is a crescent-shaped arc of pale sand between the blue water of the... Read more.
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Tagged with · Beaches · Big Sur · Los Padres National Forest · Ocean Views
Distance: 0.5 miles · Elevation change: 125 feet
By: Published: Last updated: April 23, 2017
Kirk Creek Campground Los Padres National Forest Coastal Camping Big Sur California
Kirk Creek Campground might as well be called Amazing Ocean Views Campground. This national forest campground is perched atop ocean bluffs that are over 100-foot tall and overlook miles and miles of Pacific Ocean along the beautiful Big Sur coastline. Kirk Creek Campground is a stunning place to put up a tent or park an RV and is sure to be a treat for anyone able to stay here on a trip... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 8, 2019

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