North of Santa Barbara in the Los Padres National Forest, the Camuesa OHV Route is a 10.8 mile (one-way) route along an old dirt road open to ATV riding.
To reach the ATV riding trailhead for the Camuesa OHV route from Santa Barbara, head north on US101 to SR154 (use State Street exit). Head northwest on SR154 over the pass and then right onto Paradise Road. Head east on Paradise Road for about 8 miles to the Lower Oso Picnic Area. Turn left heading north up the paved Buckhorn Road for 1 mile to the Upper Oso Campground. There is a designated trailhead parking area to the east of the campground near a locked gate at the start of a dirt road. To access the route, you need to ride through the space between the gate and the pipe. It is narrow and many larger ATVs do not fit (greater than 300cc roughly as last reported). It is roughly 35 inches wide.
From the parking area, start riding northeast on the Camuesa OHV Route for 10.8 miles to the eastern trailhead near the Lower Camuesa Campground.
Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding is only permitted on Forest Service roads with vertical number signs. All ATVs must have a valid California Green ATV sticker. ATV riding is prohibited on Forest Service roads with horizontal number signs.