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450 mi 725 km of trail 18 Featured Hikes

Easy Trails 34 Trails Intermediate Trails 75 Trails Hard Trails 4 Trails
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Favorite A view into Los Padres National Forest from East Camino Cielo

ACLCT Loop

8.8 mi 14.1 km • Loop • 3,231 ft Ascent 984.75 m Ascent

Singletrack Mission Canyon, CA

( 8 )
Favorite Sunrise along the Big Sur River at the Sykes Hot Springs location.

Pine Ridge Trail to Sykes Hot Springs

19.5 mi 31.4 km • Out and Back • 3,811 ft Ascent 1161.56 m Ascent

Singletrack Carmel Valley Village, CA

( 6 )
Favorite Snowshoeing to Mt. Pinos - February 16, 2018.

Mt. Pinos to Camp Three Falls

10.5 mi 16.9 km • Point to Point • 895 ft Ascent 272.91 m Ascent

Singletrack Pine Mountain Club, CA

( 6 )
Favorite Pool of water

Piedra Blanca Creek Trail to Pine Mountain Lodge

12.8 mi 20.6 km • Out and Back • 3,314 ft Ascent 1010.03 m Ascent

Singletrack Ojai, CA

( 3 )
Favorite View from trail.

Sisar Canyon to Red Reef Trail

7.0 mi 11.3 km • Loop • 2,894 ft Ascent 882.02 m Ascent

Singletrack Ojai, CA

( 2 )
Favorite View to the north and west out Lockwood Valley with storm clouds building.

Gene Marshall Out and Back

14.3 mi 22.9 km • Out and Back • 2,669 ft Ascent 813.53 m Ascent

Singletrack Meiners Oaks, CA

( 2 )
Favorite The Topatopa Mountains and Gridley Trail below.

Gridley Trail to Nordhoff Peak

14.3 mi 23.1 km • Out and Back • 3,328 ft Ascent 1014.42 m Ascent

Singletrack Ojai, CA

( 3 )

Trails in Los Padres National Forest - 95

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2.0 mi 3.2 km #1 Cathedral Peak Trail
Mission Canyon, CA
2.0 mi 3.2 km Mission Canyon, CA
Unknown
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4.7 mi 7.5 km #2 Cerro Alto
Atascadero, CA
4.7 mi 7.5 km Atascadero, CA
All Clear
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Dry - Very loose gravel coming down
85 days ago
11 
5.0 mi 8.1 km #3 Vicente Flat Trail
King City, CA
5.0 mi 8.1 km King City, CA
All Clear
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Dry - Beautiful. Great wild flowers.
94 days ago
4.2 mi 6.7 km #4 Vincent Tumamait Trail
Pine Mountain Club, CA
4.2 mi 6.7 km Pine Mountain Club, CA
All Clear
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Dry
25 days ago
5.9 mi 9.4 km #5 McGill Trail
Pine Mountain Club, CA
5.9 mi 9.4 km Pine Mountain Club, CA
Unknown
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6.5 mi 10.4 km #6 North Fork Lockwood Trail
Pine Mountain Club, CA
6.5 mi 10.4 km Pine Mountain Club, CA
Unknown
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3.8 mi 6.2 km #7 Camuesa Connector Trail
Mission Canyon, CA
3.8 mi 6.2 km Mission Canyon, CA
Unknown
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2.5 mi 4.0 km #8 Rattlesnake Canyon Trail
Mission Canyon, CA
2.5 mi 4.0 km Mission Canyon, CA
Unknown
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11 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #9 Mt. Pinos Road
Pine Mountain Club, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km Pine Mountain Club, CA
All Clear
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Dry
25 days ago
7.8 mi 12.6 km #10 Santa Paula Canyon Trail
Santa Paula, CA
7.8 mi 12.6 km Santa Paula, CA
Unknown
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23.1 mi 37.2 km #11 Pine Ridge Trail #3E06
Carmel Valley Village, CA
23.1 mi 37.2 km Carmel Valley Village, CA
Unknown
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4.1 mi 6.7 km #12 Jesusita Trail
Mission Canyon, CA
4.1 mi 6.7 km Mission Canyon, CA
All Clear
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Mostly Dry, Some Mud
11 days ago
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0.3 mi 0.6 km #13 Rose Valley Falls Trail
Ojai, CA
0.3 mi 0.6 km Ojai, CA
Unknown
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1.8 mi 2.9 km #14 Shelf Road
Ojai, CA
1.8 mi 2.9 km Ojai, CA
Unknown
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8.1 mi 13.1 km #15 North Fork Matilija Creek Trail
Meiners Oaks, CA
8.1 mi 13.1 km Meiners Oaks, CA
Minor Issues
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overgrown & lots of thistle as of 5/24/19
52 days ago
8.6 mi 13.9 km #16 Manzana Creek Trail
Los Olivos, CA
8.6 mi 13.9 km Los Olivos, CA
Unknown
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4.1 mi 6.6 km #17 Tunnel Trail South
Mission Canyon, CA
4.1 mi 6.6 km Mission Canyon, CA
Unknown
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18.2 mi 29.2 km #18 Sespe River Trail
Ojai, CA
18.2 mi 29.2 km Ojai, CA
All Clear
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easy water crossings, water flowing good, still some good waterholes
37 days ago
4.0 mi 6.4 km #19 Romero Canyon Trail
Summerland, CA
4.0 mi 6.4 km Summerland, CA
Unknown
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7.2 mi 11.6 km #20 Franklin Trail
Carpinteria, CA
7.2 mi 11.6 km Carpinteria, CA
Unknown
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