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Los Padres National Forest

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Mount Figueroa - Steep ride with wonderful vistas

We biked from Los Olivos the 65 km circuit up and around Mount Figueroa. The road is very narrow... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Kim M
Definitely On The Wild Side

Especially if you traverse east to west on the Naciemento Furggeson road to the center coastline of... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Marlin M
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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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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We biked from Los Olivos the 65 km circuit up and around Mount Figueroa. The road is very narrow and has plenty of loose rock and a short gravel section. The views are incredible and with the mountains covered in green and fields of California...More

1  Thank Kim M
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Especially if you traverse east to west on the Naciemento Furggeson road to the center coastline of Big Sur. Not for the faint of heart. Many many many hairpin curves and other curves for 15 plus miles. Drop offs that appear to be several thousand...More

1  Thank Marlin M
Reviewed 13 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 23 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.

2  Thank funflowertrips
Reviewed 4 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 Katy K
Reviewed 31 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.

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Reviewed 20 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
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