Miranda Pines Road

Los Padres National Forest, California

Elevation Gain919ft
Trailhead Elevation3,930ft
Elevation Min/Max3774/4030ft
Elevation Start/End3930/3930ft

Miranda Pines Road

Miranda Pines Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Santa Barbara County, California. It is within Los Padres National Forest. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 3,930 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 919 feet. This trail connects with the following: Miranda Pine Road and Sierra Madre Road.

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Backcountry Adventures: Southern California (Adler Publishing )
Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson
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"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." Read more

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Trail Information

Los Padres National Forest
Nearby City
Los Padres National Forest
Los Padres National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Miranda Pine Mt., Manzanita Mt., Tepusquet Canyon, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria
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Dec 2018