Los Padres National Forest Map

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California Central Coast Forest Maps

Los Padres National Forest
There are numerous maps covering the coastal mountain regions of Los Padres NF, which spans from Monterey Bay in the north to the Ojai mountains in the south, and eastward to Tejon Pass @ Interstate 5. Many folks call this area the Santa Barbara mountains, but it is so vast that it covers way more than just the coastline.

The National Forest Service makes two forest maps and two wilderness maps; USDA maps include:LosPadresSouthUSDA

bigsur814NatGeo, short for National Geographic makes three Trails Illustrated colorful, topographic maps covering the entire Big Sur coast line and mountain areas:

Ozena Views

Ozena Views, from Lockwood Valley Road

hikerTom Harrison created the best hiking topo for
SESPE WILDERNESS TRAIL MAP

Los Padres National Forest Atlas:
All Topo Quads

Los Padres Digital Maps

Los Padres OHV 4×4 MAPS
Numerous off-road maps available as downloads (for free)

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apps/maps:
download digital topos & maps

Alamo Mtn / Miller Jeep Trail Map
Apache Canyon Topo Map USFS
Ballinger Canyon OHV Trails 4×4
Bates Canyon New Cuyama Map USFS
Camp Scheideck Reyes Peak USFS
Cone Peak Big Sur Map USFS
Cuddy Valley Topo Map USFS
Figueroa Mountain Topo Map USFS
Frazier Mountain Topo Map USF
Lake Cachuma Topo Map USFS
Lockwood Valley Topo Map USFS
Los Olivos Topo Map USFS
Los Padres MVUM – Navajo Flat (free)
Los Padres NF Visitor Map (South)
Los Padres NF Visitor Map (Central)
Los Padres NF Visitor Map (North)
Matilija Canyon Wilderness USFS
Mount Pinos OHV Guide East(free)
Mount Pinos OHV Guide West (free)
NatGeo 812 – Los Padres National Forest East
NatGeo 813 – Los Padres National Forest West
NatGeo 814 – Big Sur, Ventana Wilderness
Ojai Topo Map USFS
Santa Lucia OHV 4×4 Trails (free)
Sawmill Mountain Map USFS
Sespe Wilderness Topo Map
Tassajara Hot Springs Big Sur USFS
Ventana Cones Big Sur Map USF
Wheeler Springs Topo Map USFS

Snowy Mil Potreo Highway

Snowy Mil Potreo Highway

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Cuyama River Valley

more links for this area –

Beautiful PMC

Beautiful PMC

4x4 Routes Los Padres

Dick Smith Wilderness Map

Ozena Views

Dick Smith Map USDA

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Coastal Foothills – Santa Barbara Mountains
Ojai Hiking, Hwy 33

Dick Smith Wilderness ( Part of Los Padres National Forest ) Includes areas around – Ojai, Ventura, Santa Maria, Lompoc, California

Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Scale 1″ to mile; Printed on paper in 1990.

This map might still be available at the USFS Ranger Stations in Goleta and/or in Ojai, CA

towns nearby:

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see also –

Los Padres Topo Atlas

Los Padres Forest Maps

Hang gliding

Hang gliding is popular sport near Highway 33

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California SR 33 flows north-south thru Los Padres NF, N of OJAI, CA

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Ventana Wilderness Map

Ventana Wilderness Hiking Maps

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Buckeye Trail in Silver Peak Wilderness

Several map makers offer topographic hiking maps for the Ventana Wilderness Map, located on the super scenic Big Sur coast in California. Silver Peak Wilderness is to the south of Ventana, and usually included on the same map. Perfect for day hikes, overnight backpacking trips or just getting an impressive view of the Pacific Ocean.

Ventana Wilderness

Silver Peak Wilderness

Ventana Wilderness Map USDA
Ventana Trail Map / Coastal Trails / Big Sur Trail MapVentana Map USDA

Good luck trying to find the USFS map for Ventana. May only be available at the ranger station.

Silver Peak Wilderness located inside the northern section of Los Padres National Forest (Monterey County California)

If you plan on backpacking the Big Sur Coast, this is the California topo map you will need. This map covers both the southern section – Silver Peak Wilderness & the northern most Ventana hiking areas. This map covers everything south and east of Andrew Molera State Park over to Sierra de Salinas near Hwy 101, and southward to Ragged Point & Windy Point in the southern Big Sur coastline. Camp in coastal redwood groves, hike the trails with outstanding views over the Pacific Ocean, and play in the numerous fern lined creeks.

Map printed with vegetable oil based ink, on waterproof polypropylene plastic. Might be available from Los Padres USFS Ranger Stations. USDA printing 2007; Scale 1: 63 – ISBN# 9781593514655

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