Tag Archives: Los Padres National Forest

Cuesta Fire Forces Temporary Closure of Santa Lucia Wilderness

If you live in San Luis Obispo County, you’re probably already aware of the Cuesta Fire, which has been burning near Santa Margarita for the past several days. Due to the spread of the fire, the Los Padres National Forest … Continue reading

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Enjoy Free Admission to California’s National Parks and Forests This Veterans Day Weekend

In honor of Veterans Day, the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees for all national parks this Veterans Day weekend (November 9-11, 2013). This will be the last fee-free weekend of 2013, so get out there and enjoy your national parks! … Continue reading

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Los Padres National Forest Implements Level IV Fire Restrictions [UPDATE: Lifted December 11, 2013]

UPDATE: Now that we’ve had some rain here along the Central Coast, Level IV fire restrictions for the Los Padres National Forest have been lifted. A California Campfire Permit is still required to build a campfire outside of a designated Campfire … Continue reading

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Rinconada Trail – Los Padres National Forest (Santa Lucia Ranger District)

A pastoral Central Coast hike with sweeping views and historic mining ruins San Luis Obispo County offers a wonderful variety of hiking opportunities, both near the coast and farther inland. While the county’s numerous coastal parks generally teem with visitors, … Continue reading

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Book review: Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara & Ventura, by Craig R. Carey

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Trout Creek Trail – Garcia Wilderness

Sublime creekside hiking on a little-used trail in the California Central Coast’s Garcia Wilderness Looking for a pleasant way to enjoy the beautiful spring weather? The Trout Creek Trail provides an excellent day hiking opportunity on a very lightly-used trail … Continue reading

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