"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."