Los Padres National Forest, California Camping & Hiking

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Activities

AUTO TOURING, BIKING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, HIKING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, SWIMMING

Camping Reservations

Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

California Campgrounds

ARROYO SECO

PLASKETT CREEK CAMPGROUND

SAGE HILL

WHEELER GORGE

HOLIDAY GROUP CAMPGROUND

PARADISE CAMPGROUND

LOS PRIETOS

FREMONT CAMPGROUND

Hiking Trails

Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:

California Hiking Trails

Gifford Trailhead

Red Rock Trailhead

Willow Springs Trailhead

Cedar Creek / Fishbowl Loop – 22W10

West Tumamait Trailhead – 21W03

Lower Oso Day Use Picnic Area

Davy Brown Trailhead

Big Falls Trailhead

Howard Creek – 22W26

Frazier Mountain Trailhead – 20W03

Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center

Santa Lucia Ranger District

Lower Manzana Trailhead

White Rock Trailhead

Adobe Trailhead

La Jolla / Ballard Trailhead

Divide Peak OHV Trailhead

Buck Creek – 18W01

Rinconada Trailhead

Figueroa OHV Recreation Area

Dough Flat Trailhead

Buck Creek Trailhead- 18W01

First Crossing Day Use Picnic Area

McKinley Trailhead

Little Mutau Trailhead 20W10

Johnston Ridge Trailhead – 20W12

Fishbowls Trailhead – 21W05

Gene Marshall-Piedra Blanca (Reyes Creek TH)

Arroyo Seco Trailhead

Related Link(s)

More California Recreation Areas

Los Padres National Forest

A view of the Los Padres National Forest.The Los Padres National Forest features mountains, streams, rivers and beaches. Weather can vary throughout the forest and altitude ranges from sea level on the Monterey Ranger District, to almost 9,000 feet on the Mt. Pinos Ranger District.

Important Information

Accessible Recreation Opportunities

A continuing goal of the Los Padres National Forest is to make the recreational opportunities accessible to persons with disabilities. Although many of these areas already have wheelchair-accessible campsites, restrooms and trails, we are continuing to make more sites accessible.

Accessible Sites

The Forest Service has adopted the universal design approach to site accessibility which takes into consideration the differing physical capabilities of visitors. Not all locations/facilities are 100% accessible because the forest is continually adding new accessible sites. Please call ahead to the Ranger District for more information.

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