Tag: Los Padres National Forest

Knapp’s Castle

Knapp’s Castle Location: Los Padres National Forest north of Santa Barbara. From Highway 101, head north on Highway 154 for 7.8 miles.  Make a hard right on East Camino Cielo and follow it 3 miles (0.9 miles past Painted Cave Road). Park in dirt turnouts on either side of the road. Agency: Los Padres National…

View of the Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara, CA from Knapp's Castle

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Santa Cruz Trail to Nineteen Oaks

Santa Cruz Trail to Nineteen Oaks Location: Upper Oso Campground, Santa Ynez Recreation Area north of Santa Barbara.  From Highway 101, head southeast on Highway 154 for 22 miles if you’re coming from the north; northwest on Highway 154 for 10.6 miles if you’re coming from the south, to Paradise Road.  Head east on Paradise…

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Toro Canyon Park

Toro Canyon Park Location: Santa Barbara foothills, near Montecito.  From Highway 101 in either direction, take the Padaro Lane exit.  If you’re coming from Santa Barbara, turn left, cross the freeway and turn right on Via Real.  Turn right, go 0.5 miles and turn left on Toro Canyon Road.  If you’re coming from Ventura, take…

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Raspberry Spring Trail

Raspberry Spring Trail Location: Pine Mountain, Los Padres National Forest, northern Ventura County. From Highway 33, head east on Pine Mountain Ridge Road (31.5 miles north of Highway 150, 49 miles north of Highway 101 and 5.8 miles south of Lockwood Valley Road). The dirt parking area for the Raspberry Spring trail head is on…

Rasperry Spring Trail, Los Padres National Forest, CA

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Wheeler Gorge Nature Trail

Wheeler Gorge Nature Trail Location: North of Ojai in the Los Padres National Forest. From Ojai, take Highway 33 north for 8.5 miles (half a mile past the Wheeler Gorge Campground). Park at a small dirt turnout on the right side of the road, just after crossing a bridge. The approximate trail head coordinates are…

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Rose Valley Falls

Rose Valley Falls Location: North of Ojai in the Los Padres National Forest.  From the town of Ojai, head north on highway 33 for 14 miles (25 miles from Highway 101 in Ventura) to Rose Valley Road.  Turn right and go 3.1 miles to Rose Valley Lake Road.  Turn right and drive 0.3 miles to…

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San Ysidro Creek

Text and photography copyright 2010 by David W. Lockeretz, all rights reserved. Information and opinions provided are kept current to the best of the author’s ability. All readers hike at their own risk, and should be aware of the possible dangers of hiking, walking and other outdoor activities. The author does not take any responsibility…

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