The Los Padres National Forest is located in the west central part of California.
Where is this Forest?


Maps & Publications


The north division Visitor Map consists of the Monterey Ranger District and the Santa Lucia Ranger District. The main division Visitor Map covers Mount Pinos, Ojai, Santa Barbara and a portion of the Santa Lucia District. Visitor maps can be ordered from the National Forest Store via phone or by mail. For convenience they accept checks, money orders, or credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover). For more information or to place an order please write or call:

National Forest Store
P.O. Box 8268
Missoula, MT 59807
406-329-3030 fax

National Forest Store Maps - Through this service you can order all Forest Service maps either by phone or online and pay by credit card over a secure connection.

Maps and books on hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing and other interesting topics are for sale at Los Padres NF Headquarters, District Offices and Visitor Centers; Wheeler Gorge and the Big Sur Multi-Agency Sales are through the Los Padres Forest Association.


Informational Brochures

[image] Smokey at Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center

More specific information on Los Padres and the Ranger Districts recreational opportunities.

Motor Vehicle Use Maps

The Motor Vehicle Use Map displays National Forest System routes (roads and trails) or areas designated open to motorized travel. The Motor Vehicle Use Map also displays uses allowed by vehicle class (highway-legal vehicles, vehicles less than 50 inches wide and motorcycles), and seasonal allowances.