Los Padres National Forest, California

4.2
#347 of 401 in Nature in California
Los Padres National Forest is located in California. Plan your Los Padres National Forest visit and explore what else you can see and do in Big Sur using our Big Sur road trip planning tool .
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  • 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 mile...  more »
  • 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 spe...  more »
  • 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.  more »

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Secluded resorts, inns, and lodges are located off Highway 1. Some offer weary drivers a safe resting place, while others are exclusive resorts for long-term getaways. The latter require advance reservations. Camping is another popular alternative, with many campgrounds accessible from the highway.
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