USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: Santa Barbara County, about 20 miles north of Santa Barbara, 145 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Santa Barbara County|
|Forest Service||Los Padres National Forest: Mt Pinos, Ojai and Santa Barbara Ranger Districts|
|USGS Topos||Madulce Peak 7½, Big Pine Mountain 7½, Fox Mountain 7½, Salisbury Potrero 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
||TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!|
| ||Viewable PDF file - Approximately 9 megs|
| ||GPX file or Google Earth KML file to
download to GPS units and other map software (How to use GPX and KML files)|
| ||Routes as shown on
CalTopo using the above files (How to use CalTopo)|
Nearby Peaks: Samon Peak, Big Pine Mountain, West Big Pine
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 24 miles round trip on trail
- Gain: 4800' total, 4000' out plus 800' on return
- Time: 13-14 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, very strenuous
- Navigation: Moderate
Original: Alan Coles, April 1989
DRIVING ROUTE 2
- Same as Driving Route 1, except the trailhead is about 0.7 mile east
of the locked gate at the end of the road, near a spot shown as Willow
Campground on the topo map where the road heads west.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the parking area (3340'), hike south on a trail that follows Santa
Barbara Canyon, crossing the creek 34 times. After about 8 miles you
will come to the Madulce Guard Station and a trail junction.
- Turn right,
pass through Madulce Campground, and continue 2 miles to a trail
junction with a sign on the left reading "Madulce Peak 2".
the left fork and proceed as in Route 1.