Guide to the Outdoors in Cuyama Valley

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by Los Padres ForestWatch & Cuyama Buckhorn, 2023. Paper booklet or digital eBook, 56 pages.

We co-created this booklet with our friends at Cuyama Buckhorn for your next Cuyama adventure. From condor sightings to springtime wildflower blooms, and sustainable wine tastings to scenic trails for hiking or cycling, this is the only comprehensive guide to outdoor activities in the Cuyama Valley—a remote and picturesque region straddling Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Ventura, and Kern counties.

The 56-page Guide to the Outdoors in Cuyama Valley—produced by ForestWatch and designed by the Cuyama Buckhorn—features trails, hiking tips, scenic drives, and other recommended local destinations. The booklet also includes safety tips, how to recreate responsibly, what gear to bring, and information about the area’s ecosystems, wildlife, Chumash culture, and resources to help plan your trip.

Popular destinations in the Guide include various trails and backroads in Los Padres National Forest and Carrizo Plain National Monument, as well as local waterfalls, pine-studded mountains, wine tasting, and the best spots for viewing wildlife and wildflowers.

For each trail or point of interest, the Guide includes trailhead coordinates and a link to look up the location on a smartphone, difficulty rating, detailed directions, and more. Many of the trailheads in the region do not have signs, making this guide essential to navigate the area.

This guide is available in paper or digital format. If you select paper, the booklet will be mailed to you. If you select digital, you will be prompted to download the file after checkout, and you will also receive a download link via email. The .zip file you receive will have several file formats including .pdf, .epub, and .azw3 (Kindle).