Camuesa OHV Route Horseback Riding

The 52nd most popular equestrian trail in California.

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North of Santa Barbara in the Los Padres National Forest, the Camuesa OHV Route is a 10.8 mile (one-way) horseback riding route along an old dirt road. This route is popular with mountain bikers, ATV riders and dirt bikers, so keep alert.

To reach the trailhead 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.

From the parking area, start horseback riding northeast on the Camuesa OHV Route for 10.8 miles to the eastern trailhead near the Lower Camuesa Campground.

Overall, Camuesa OHV Route is the 52nd most popular horse trail of all 81 horseback rides in California. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Camuesa OHV Route including Buckhorn OHV Route, Romero Canyon Horse Trail, Manzana Trail and Sage Hill.

Camuesa OHV Route in Los Padres NF (CA/US)

Camuesa OHV Route in Los Padres NF (CA/US)

Camuesa OHV Route in Los Padres NF (CA/US)

Camuesa OHV Route in Los Padres NF (CA/US)

Camuesa OHV Route Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  Los Padres National Forest (805) 967-3481; Santa Barbara Tourism (805) 965-3023; California Tourism (916) 444-4429

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  NFS Upper Oso Campground; Harbor View Inn, Santa Barbara

Luxury Loding:  Hotel Santa Barbara; Simpson House Inn (800) 676-1280; El Encanto (800) 346-7039

Breakfast Restaurant:  Brown Pelican, Santa Barbara; Sambos, Santa Barbar

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  34.55751, -119.77102

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  7/29/2016

ID:  15970

Camuesa OHV Route Horseback Riding Map


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