Welcome to the Los Padres National Forest!
Fall colors on the Ojai Ranger District, Hwy 33
Los Padres National Forest provides Southern California and the Bay Area with a variety of terrain, vegetation, and recreational settings. There are 1,257 miles of maintained trails which provide both day-use and extended backpacking opportunities. Much of the forest is unroaded and primitive and has 10 congressionally designated wildernesses comprising approximately 875,000 acres or about 48% of the forest. These include the Ventana, Silver Peak, Santa Lucia, Machesna, Garcia, San Rafael, Dick Smith, Sespe, Matilija and Chumash wildernesses.
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**Soberanes Fire ALERT**
The Soberanes Fire is now at one-hundred percent containment. The fire closure order that went into effect on September 3 for the entire Monterey Ranger District is still in effect to help ensure that members of the public are not injured within the fire perimeter, allow for the scorched landscape to begin the rehabilitation process, and help reduce the potential for another human-caused fire. For more inforamtion, please contact the Monterey Ranger District at (831) 385-5434 or CLICK HERE for More Information on the Soberanes Fire