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453 mi 730 km of trail 19 Runs

Easy Trails 37 Trails Intermediate Trails 74 Trails Hard Trails 5 Trails
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Runs in Los Padres National Forest - 19

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Favorite Santa Barbara views
Extremely Difficult

ACLCT Loop

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

(9) Mission…, CA
Favorite Sunrise along the Big Sur River at the Sykes Hot Springs location.
Intermediate/Difficult

Pine Ridge Trail to Sykes Hot Springs

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

(8) Carmel…, CA
Favorite Arlington Peak from Tunnel Trail.
Difficult

Santa Barbara Nine Trails

17.6 mi 28.4 km • Point to Point • 5,395 ft Ascent 1644.46 m Ascent

(1) Mission…, CA
Favorite The namesake of Camp Three Falls. Depends on the time of year and the annual rainfall for how much water you'll find here.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Pinos to Camp Three Falls

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

(6) Pine Mo…, CA
Favorite Pool of water
Intermediate/Difficult

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

(3) Ojai, CA
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate

Canyon Loop

4.4 mi 7.0 km • Loop • 1,257 ft Ascent 383.04 m Ascent

(2) Montecito, CA
Favorite View to the north and west out Lockwood Valley with storm clouds building.
Intermediate/Difficult

Gene Marshall Out and Back

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

(2) Meiners…, CA
Favorite The Topatopa Mountains and Gridley Trail below.
Intermediate/Difficult

Gridley Trail to Nordhoff Peak

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

(3) Ojai, CA

Trails in Los Padres National Forest - 97

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5.0 mi 8.1 km #1Kirk Creek Trail #4E17
Intermediate/Difficult
King City, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
5.0 mi 8.1 km King City, CA 10 
2.0 mi 3.2 km #2Cathedral Peak Trail
Extremely Difficult
Mission Canyon, CA
Extremely Difficult
2.0 mi 3.2 km Mission Canyon, CA
4.7 mi 7.5 km #3Cerro Alto
Intermediate
Atascadero, CA
Intermediate
4.7 mi 7.5 km Atascadero, CA 11 
4.2 mi 6.7 km #4Vincent Tumamait Trail
Intermediate
Pine Mountain Club, CA
Intermediate
4.2 mi 6.7 km Pine Mountain Club, CA
5.9 mi 9.4 km #5McGill Trail
Intermediate
Pine Mountain Club, CA
Intermediate
5.9 mi 9.4 km Pine Mountain Club, CA
6.5 mi 10.4 km #6North Fork Lockwood Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Pine Mountain Club, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
6.5 mi 10.4 km Pine Mountain Club, CA
3.8 mi 6.2 km #7Camuesa Connector Trail
Intermediate
Mission Canyon, CA
Intermediate
3.8 mi 6.2 km Mission Canyon, CA
2.5 mi 4.0 km #8Rattlesnake Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Mission Canyon, CA
Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.0 km Mission Canyon, CA 14 
4.1 mi 6.7 km #9Jesusita Trail
Intermediate
Mission Canyon, CA
Intermediate
4.1 mi 6.7 km Mission Canyon, CA 13 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #10Mt. Pinos Road
Easy/Intermediate
Pine Mountain Club, CA
Easy/Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.7 km Pine Mountain Club, CA
7.8 mi 12.6 km #11Santa Paula Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santa Paula, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
7.8 mi 12.6 km Santa Paula, CA
23.1 mi 37.2 km #12Pine Ridge Trail #3E06
Difficult
Carmel Valley Village, CA
Difficult
23.1 mi 37.2 km Carmel Valley Village, CA
0.3 mi 0.6 km #13Rose Valley Falls Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Ojai, CA
Easy/Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.6 km Ojai, CA
4.1 mi 6.6 km #14Tunnel Trail South
Intermediate/Difficult
Mission Canyon, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
4.1 mi 6.6 km Mission Canyon, CA
1.8 mi 2.9 km #15Shelf Road
Easy/Intermediate
Ojai, CA
Easy/Intermediate
1.8 mi 2.9 km Ojai, CA
8.1 mi 13.1 km #16North Fork Matilija Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Meiners Oaks, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
8.1 mi 13.1 km Meiners Oaks, CA
18.2 mi 29.2 km #17Sespe River Trail
Intermediate
Ojai, CA
Intermediate
18.2 mi 29.2 km Ojai, CA
8.6 mi 13.9 km #18Manzana Creek Trail
Intermediate
Los Olivos, CA
Intermediate
8.6 mi 13.9 km Los Olivos, CA
7.2 mi 11.6 km #19Franklin Trail
Intermediate
Carpinteria, CA
Intermediate
7.2 mi 11.6 km Carpinteria, CA
4.0 mi 6.4 km #20Romero Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Summerland, CA
Intermediate
4.0 mi 6.4 km Summerland, CA

Photos of Los Padres National Forest - 152

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Sunset on the hillside at about the midpoint of the Vicente Flat Trail.
Nov 10, 2015 near King City, CA
Starting early on the trail, the views of the Pacific Ocean get pretty amazing.
Nov 10, 2015 near King City, CA
Coastal view from the junction of Stone Ridge Trail with the social trail up the Stone Ridge Spine.
Nov 18, 2019 near King City, CA
The view from our campsite.
Nov 10, 2015 near King City, CA
Sunset.
Aug 13, 2015 near Carmel…, CA
View from Cone Peak
Nov 18, 2019 near King City, CA
Sunrise along the Big Sur River at the Sykes Hot Springs location.
Nov 10, 2015 near Carmel…, CA
Crosswords at the Big Sur River on the Pine Ridge Trail. Downriver, are the hot springs. Upriver, lies the campsite.
Nov 9, 2015 near Carmel…, CA

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