The site is located on the Camuesa Road, 1 mile from Paradise Road.
Upper Oso Trailhead is a paved and located just past Upper Oso Campground. The trailhead has three separate parking areas and serving hikers, equestrians, and OHV trail uses. The facility has drinking water, flush toilets, trash, and picnic tables.
There are 20 single vehicle spaces available for trailhead parking and extended spaces for truck-trailer parking for off-highway vehicles (OHV's). There are an additional 20 spaces for parking close to the equestrian facilities. There is a horse trough at the trailhead.
The Santa Cruz trail (27W09) provides access to the San Rafael Wilderness. The Camuesa OHV route (5N15) provides motorcycle and ATV riding opportunities on the Camuesa and Buckhorn (9N11) OHV routes.
The trailhead is open all year. However, during high river flows Paradise Road is closed to motorized traffic.
The Upper Oso Trailhead parking area is no longer an Adventure Pass recreation site. Iinteragency passes will not be accepted.
This trailhead parking area is 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 PMC. Information at: www.campone.com or email: email@example.com
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Temporarily closed until further notice|
|Area Amenities:||Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking|
|Fees:||This trailhead parking area is managed by the Parks Management for the Forest Service. $10 per vehicle or you can purchase and display the Parks Management Company (PMC) Annual Day Use Pass for $50. Pass can be purchased from the PMC www.campone.com. The PMC pass is not available at the ranger station.|
|Open Season:||January - December|
|Closest Towns:||Santa Barbara, 30 miles|
|Restroom:||Flush toilet shared with Upper Oso Campground|
|Passes:||$10 per vehicle or you can purchase and use the Parks Management Annual Day Use Pass for $50. Pass can be purchased from PMC. More informaiton at: www.campone.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Operated By:||Parks Management Company for the Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Santa Barbara Ranger District: (805) 724-0079|
General InformationGeneral Notes:
Dogs on Wilderness Trails:
• Leash your dog around packers, horses, and stock animals.
• Bury dog waste 100’ from water or trail.
• Keep your dog in your tent at night.
• Dogs must always be under strict leash or voice control.
Maintain control of your dog at all times. Ensure your dog is a good steward of the land and respects other visitors. We appreciate you following the guidelines above so all visitors to Los Padres National Forest have a safe and enjoyable trip.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
OHV Trail Riding
|Parking:||Yes $10/day per vehicle or the Parks Management Company (PMC) Annual Pass|
|Toilets:||Flush toilet shared with Upper Oso Campground|
|Drinking water:||Yes - water spigots in the Upper Oso Campground|