Sierra Madre Road

Los Padres National Forest, California

Elevation Gain834ft
Trailhead Elevation3,930ft
Elevation Min/Max3725/4138ft
Elevation Start/End3930/3930ft

Sierra Madre Road

Sierra Madre Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Santa Barbara County, California. It is within Los Padres National Forest. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 3,930 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 834 feet. Miranda Pine Mountain (elevation 4,131 feet) can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Miranda Pine Road and Miranda Pines Road.

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Backcountry Adventures: Southern California (Adler Publishing )
Peter Massey & Jeanne Wilson
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"This long graded road runs along the ridge tops of the Sierra Madre for more than 30 miles to McPherson Peak. Along the way it passes many other peaks, including Timber Peak, Spoor Peak, Center Peak, and Peak Mountain. There are only a few side trails that leave from this road. The San Rafael Wilderness is on the western side, which precludes vehicular access. The Cuyama River Valley is to the east, with a steep drop down from the range that limits potential exit points. Special Attractions: Wildlife viewing—chance to see Tule elk and the California condors; Long, winding ridge trail with great views; Can be combined with Bates Canyon Trail to make a loop back to California 166. 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."

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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., Bates Canyon, Peak Mt., San Luis Obispo, Cuyama
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