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


Welcome to the Los Padres National Forest!

     [image] Piedra Blanca Trail, Ojai Ranger District















Winter 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.

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Recent News


Helen Tarbet Receives Regional Forester Honor Award for Engaging Youth

[image] Helen Tarbet Receiving Regional Forester Honor

Ranger Helen Tarbet was recognized by the Pacific Southwest Region December 10 during a ceremony in Sacramento where she received the Regional Forester’s Honor Award for Engaging Youth. She accepted the award from Regional Forester Randy Moore as Los Padres Forest Supervisor Robert Baird and Santa Lucia District Ranger Nathan Rezeau proudly looked on. CLICK HERE for full article

Los Padres National Forest Diversity Boot Camp

[image] LPF Diversity Boot Camp

The U.S. Forest Service, Los Padres National Forest, is seeking a small group of career focused women to be on-call Wildland Firefighters. These short-term positions will provide support to wildland fire operations over the summer when needed.  If you are selected for this opportunity, we will provide you with a comprehensive wildland fire orientation, formal training, certification and physical training to ensure safe and effective support to emergency operations in this Region and across the Nation. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

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