Santa Cruz Trail - Upper Oso Trailhead

Area Status: Unreachable
  
 

Trail winds through narrow sandstone canyons past small pools. Trail opens up to a spectacular view of Little Pine Mountain. It is 5 miles to Happy Hollow Campground and another 5 miles to Santa Cruz Station.

**As of November 1, 2016, the Santa Cruz Trailhead at Upper Oso will no longer be an Adventure Pass recreation site. Adventure Passes and Interagency Senior, Access and Annual passes will not be accepted.

This trailhead parking area will be managed by the Parks Management for the Forest Service. $10 per vehicle or you can purchase and use the Parks Management Annual Day Use Pass for $50. Pass can be purchased from the PMC at www.campone.com or by calling 805-434-1996 or purchased from the campground hosts at Paradise Campground, Upper Oso Campground or Sage Hill Campground. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Sections of the Santa Cruz Trail are temporarily closed until further notice due to winter storm damage/severe erosion. There is access up to 19 Oaks.
Fees As of November 1, 2016, the Santa Cruz Trailhead at Upper Oso will no longer be an Adventure Pass recreation site. Adventure Passes and Interagency Senior, Access and Annual passes will not be accepted. This trailhead parking area will be managed by the Parks Management for the Forest Service. $10 per vehicle or you can purchase and use the Parks Management Annual Day Use Pass for $50. Pass can be purchased from the PMC at www.campone.com or by calling 805-434-1996 or purchased from the campground hosts at Paradise Campground, Upper Oso Campground or Sage Hill Campground. 
Water: Water available at the Upper Oso Campground
Restroom: Flush toilets available at the Upper Oso Campground
Operated By: Trailhead parking managed by the Parks Management Company www.campone.com or 805-434-1996

General Information

Directions: From Hwy 101, 10 miles NW on Hwy 154, 6.7 miles E. on Paradise Road and 1 mile north on the Upper Oso Road to the Santa Cruz trailhead at Upper Oso Campground.

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7 miles

 

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