Hiking & Backpacking Santa Barbara & Ventura: A Complete Guide to the Trails of the Southern Los Padres National Forest (Paperback)
Find Adventure in California's Los Padres National Forest
Majestic waterfalls, sweeping vistas, granite-clad ridges, and hot springs--the southern Los Padres National Forest stretches across Southern California's incomparable scenery. Let local author Craig R. Carey lead you through the best of this varied terrain. Hiking & Backpacking Santa Barbara & Ventura presents nearly 100 of the finest routes between Gaviota Pass and Lake Piru.
Explore lush trails above Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Ventura, Ojai, Santa Paula, Fillmore, and Piru. Plan a day hike, a weekend backpacking trip, or a deep backcountry journey through stretches of the Chumash, San Rafael, Dick Smith, Sespe, and Matilija wildernesses. This guide provides the information you need to plan and implement your next hiking and backpacking adventure
Inside You'll Find
- 98 of the top routes in California's second-largest national forest
- Day trips, weekend excursions, and deep backcountry treks
- Detailed section maps and GPS coordinates
- Waypoints, camps, trailhead directions, and permit information
- Recommendations for hiking with children
About the Author
Craig R. Carey has spent the past four decades hiking and backpacking the southern Los Padres. His work has appeared in Wilderness, Islands, Hooked on the Outdoors, Rugby, The Green, and New Zealand Adventure. Craig holds a BA in history from the University of California at Santa Barbara.