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Los Padres National Forest

CA
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Los Padres National Forest is a State treasure. Stunning views for nature lovers to the common man... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
JimDeBerry
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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A perfect picnic spot on a drive up highway 58

After a long and enchanting drive up through the Carrizo Plain, we kept a lookout for a place to... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Ron Y
,
Corona del Mar, California
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Covering 1.75 million acres and more than 220 miles in two different counties, the land is semi-desert in the interior while the coast is lined with redwood forest.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Los Padres National Forest is a State treasure. Stunning views for nature lovers to the common man. We passed by here coming from Santa Barbara. There are stops to pull off, camping spots. Lots of speeders so be careful.

1  Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 22 April 2017

After a long and enchanting drive up through the Carrizo Plain, we kept a lookout for a place to pull over to have a picnic lunch. And this was the spot.

Thank Ron Y
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Maybe they were scalped by fire in recent years, but many of the hills that were tree bare now have dense growth that is currently golden brown in color, looks very much like grizzly fur.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Started in the northeastern section of the park, near Ventucopa. Certainly, can tell that there is a California drought. Be sure to bring lots of water and snacks. Only one small stop in the park, until we hit Ojai. The road is very, very winding,...More

1  Thank puresynergy
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The sat nav took us this way , I typed in big sur at first it was ok then then the road fell away and we was driving on a dirt track never been as scared in my whole life. It was starting to go...More

Thank Sally M
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Even 1yr later it still feels new and great. We were more foggy than I would have liked but still managed to get some great views.

Thank wasntme58
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Friends and I drove out to Red Rock on Paradise Road. We took the three mile hike to Gibraltar Dam and enjoyed a picnic lunch. The weather was perfect and the views magnificent. So little people and so much natural beauty! Nearly limitless choices for...More

1  Thank OldOldBob
Reviewed 18 September 2015

beautiful place to drive through. Lots of nice places to eat in big sur too. such a beautiful place. Id love to camp here!

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I don't think you can get a better scenery shot. Ok there are so many good picture opportunities along this road but you should stop here. Great mountain shots!

Thank wasntme58
Reviewed 25 August 2015

As somebody that has never made it this far west, I was impressed by the scenery at this forest. Since CA is in a drought, the land is brown, but the views are still spectacular. Worth at least just driving through, and stopping off for...More

1  Thank StevieG350
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