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  • Silver Peak Wilderness Trail Access

    As of June 26, Caltrans opened Hwy 1 from the south from San Simeon up to the Salmon Creek trailhead in the Silver Peak Wilderness. The Salmon Creek, Buckeye and Cruckshank Trails are now accessible. There is still no access from the north as there is a massive slide blocking Hwy 1. For more information, please contact the Monterey Ranger District Office at 831-385-5434 X 0, Mon-Fri. The Los Padres does not issue or require backcountry wilderenss permits. All trail access and trail camps are first-come, first-serve. A valid CA Campfire Permit is required to operate a campstove. Permits are available on the Los Padres NF website or at Forest Service Ranger Stations or CalFire offices. NO CAMPFIRES ARE ALLOWED.