Fish Bowl Horseback Riding

The 45th most popular equestrian trail in California.

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Southwest of Frazier Park in the Los Padres National Forest, the Fish Bowl Trail is a 15 mile route open to horseback riding.

Directions from Taft: Travel eight miles south on Highway 33. Continue south for 13 miles after Highway 33 joins Highway 166. Turn south to stay on Highway 33 and travel about 20 miles, turn left (east) onto Lockwood Valley Road and travel about 17 miles east to Grade Valley Road (FS 7N03). The first trailhead is located right off of the Grade Valley Road, approximately 5 miles south of Lockwood Valley Road. The second trailhead is located about seven miles south of Lockwood Valley Road along the Thorn Meadows Road (FS 7N03C).

Overall, Fish Bowl is the 45th most popular horse trail of all 81 horseback rides in California. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Fish Bowl including Thorn Point Trail, Reyes Creek Trail and Ortega Horse Trail.


Local Contact(s):  Los Padres National Forest (661) 245-3731; Santa Barbara Tourism (805) 965-3023; California Tourism (916) 444-4429.

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  Thorn Meadow Campground

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  34.64436, -119.1042

Date Published:  1/1/2016

Date Updated:  7/22/2016

ID:  14970


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