The Santa Lucia Ranger District offers a diversity of outdoor opportunities. These lands are yours - to visit, to care for, but most of all, to enjoy. What are you waiting for? Pack up your family and friends and head for adventure in America's Great Outdoors. TheSanta Lucia Ranger District offers a variety of recreational opportunities... hiking and backpacking, trail riding by horse, bicycle, off-highway vehicles, camping and picnicking, and fishing, and don't forget vibrant wildflower displays each spring especially in the Figueroa Recreation Area.
Buckhorn Ridge 31W14 - This route stays mostly on a ridge top and is rocky in some areas. This route intersects both Horseshoe Spring Spur and Bear Canyon Loop trail. More Difficulty.
Horseshoe Spring Spur 31W12- This route begins at Horseshoe Campground and intersects the Buckhorn Ridge route. This is a good trail for intermediate motorcycle riders. More Difficulty.
Bear Canyon Loop 31W13 - This steep narrow trail leaves the Buckhorn Ridge route and drops down into Bear Canyon Camp where it connects to the Bear Canyon trail, connecting back to Buckhorn Ridge route. This trail is for the most advanced motorcycle riders. Most Difficult.
Madre 31W04 - This is a short, east to moderate 4X4 route that leaves Sierra Madre Ridge Road and dead-ends on the ridge top. More Difficult.
The Pozo/La Panza area is located on the north side of the District. This 18,867-acre area has approximately 44.5 miles of routes that vary from sandy washes to a ridgeline route including a section known to expert riders as the Stair Steps. It has 300-foot drop-off within a few feet of the steps.
The Rock Front area is located in the center of the Ranger District. This 15,328-acre area provides 41 miles of 4x4 trails that vary from rock-covered canyons to ridgeline trails with outstanding vistas of the Cuyama Valley.