Los Padres National Forest Guide

The Los Padres National Forest is divided into two separate areas. The first is located along the Big Sur coastline while the second is Ventana Wilderness. It includes the Sisquoc Condor Sanctuary, the oldest sanctuary in the United States for endangered raptor birds. This forest contains three national recreation areas and 10 wilderness areas. The area, near Santa Barbara, California, is also a great place to see many of California’s endangered animals. From redwood forests to semi-desert ecosystems, this national forest is a beautiful place to visit.

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Los Padres National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Los Padres National Forest

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How to get to Los Padres National Forest

Address: Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, 17017 Maricopa Highway, Ojai, California 93023

Fee: Entry fee $0

Anglers love to visit Los Padres National Forest because it is one of the few places where you can go saltwater fishing. The trout are often biting in the streams and rivers year-round. You can find fantastic places to go hiking and stargazing. The edge of this national forest is on Santa Barbara’s northern border, and the Big Sur coastline runs through this location. The best way to explore all this national forest has to offer is in an RV.