Welcome to the Los Padres National Forest!
Fall color on the Ojai Ranger District
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.
More Information About The Los Padres National Forest
** The Supervisor's Office in Goleta will be closed Wed, 11/26 through Friday, 11/28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday**
Wood and charcoal fires are prohibited in all areas of Los Padres National Forest including designated Campfire Use sites