Upper OsoTrailhead

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed
 

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.

**As of November 1, 2016, the Upper Oso Trailhead Parking Area will no longer be an Adventure Pass recreation site. Iinteragency 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: The Santa Cruz Trail from the Upper Oso Trailhead is temporarily closed after 19 Oaks Camp
Reservations: none
Area Amenities: Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees As of November 1, 2016, the Upper Oso Trailhead Parking Area will no longer be an Adventure Pass recreation site. Iinteragency 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.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Santa Barbara, 30 miles
Water: Yes
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 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. 
Operated By: Parks Management Company www.campone.com or 805-434-1996
Information Center: Santa Barbara Ranger District
3505 Paradise Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone: (805) 967-3481

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Hiking

Hide detail HIDE

Backpacking

Day Hiking


OHV Riding & Camping

Show detail SHOW

Amenities

Drinking water Yes - water spigots in the Upper Oso Campground
Toilets Flush toilet shared with Upper Oso Campground
Parking yes $10/day per vehicle or the Parks Management Annual Pass - purchased through PMC 805-434-1996 or www.campone.com or Upper Oso, Paradise Campground host
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.5573

  Longitude : 
-119.7714

 

Know Before You Go

Enjoy Your National Forests Safely Know Before You Go!


[image] Arroyo Seco Day Use Picnic Area

Forest Recreation Informational Brochures


[image] Kirk Creek Campground

Los Padres Partners with Parks Management Company to Manage Forest Recreation Sites


[image] Tread Lightly Brochure Photo

Tread Lightly! Sharing Our Trails - A Guide To Trail Etiquette Link opens in a Pdf Document


leave no trace

Leave No Trace - Outdoor Ethics


Bear Safety

Bear Facts and Safety Tips


Recreation.gov logo

Explore Your America Link opens in a new window


One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire

Visit the One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire Website




https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/lpnf/recreation/recarea/?recid=81865&actid=51