trail guide

The second edition of Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara & Ventura is now available! Years of exhaustive research and exploring the forest yield a guide detailing nearly every trail in the southern districts of the Los Padres National Forest, updated after the Thomas Fire, Montecito Mudslides, access changes, and more.

The guide can be purchased at Wilderness PressAmazon, and (the latter also offering Kindle and Nook editions, respectively). You can also find it at local brick-and-mortar retail locations (including area Barnes & Noble and REI stores, as well as local businesses Real Cheap Sports and Timbre Books in Ventura, from Ojai’s own Herb Walks, and Chaucher’s and  Mountain Air Sports in Santa Barbara … support local businesses whenever you can!). If you’re motoring up the 33 and happen upon the LPFA’s Wheeler Gorge Visitor Center, you can grab it there and support all the good works the Los Padres Forest Association does for our beloved forest. Los Padres ForestWatch has also been a huge supporter of the guide and offers a nice discount on the cover price.

See you on the trail!