"This trail can be combined with Sierra Madre Road to make an easy loop that travels through a wide variety of beautiful scenery within Los Padres National Forest. The trail leaves Sierra Madre Road opposite the turn to Miranda Pine USFS Campground. This campground is small and very pretty, offering great views from its ridge top location. From the outset, the trail descends a wide shelf road that runs down from the main backbone of the Sierra Madres. It travels through open vegetation of low shrubs, manzanitas, and the tall spikes of century plants (a type of yucca). The route wraps around Kerry Canyon and passes the Kerry Canyon Trail, a black-rated trail for motorbikes and non-motorized use. There is a good campsite at the intersection that is roomy with plenty of shade. Special Attractions: Alternative exit from Sierra Madre Road; Long winding trail that includes both ridge top and canyon scenery; Many crossings of North Fork La Brea Creek. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions."