Los Padres National Forest, California

4.2
#343 of 404 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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  • August 25, 2017
    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 »
  • June 12, 2017
    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 »
  • April 22, 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.  more »

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