Los Padres National Forest
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Finding the Wilderness Outside of the City
Just north of Los Angeles and east of Ventura/Santa Barbara you will find some of the most rugged wilderness in California. You can get as far out as you would like with untamed campgrounds or enjoy a nice cabin in the woods. Whatever habitat you prefer, there is plenty to do. If you are in for some camping, you will find tons of campgrounds to drive to (four wheel drive may be required) and primitive camps to hike into, along some of their many hiking trails. Los Padres National Forest is also in charge of managing two Condor sanctuaries, home to a diverse range of animal and plant species. This forest has a wide variety of environments, from inland semi-deserts to coastal redwood forests. Things to in the Los Padres National Forest include camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, four wheeling and cabin dwelling. The Adventure Pass will get you all the access you need for 5 dollars a day or 30 dollars for the year. If you are looking for a great weekend in the woods, the Los Padres National Forest is the perfect spot for exploring.
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