Our Work

Each year the LPFA dedicates around 25,000 hours to help the Los Padres Forest. We oversee and host an average of around over 80 forest projects annually and maintain close to 50 miles of trail each year. The LPFA supports the Los Padres trails and forest users every month of the year and every week of the month through boots on the ground projects. Our major projects are focused on ongoing trail maintenance, but we have a hand in many other forest related projects, such as signage, trash & graffiti removal, and providing the public with information on forest conditions.


Volunteers provide the backbone of our work force, both literally and figuratively. Our volunteers have major accomplishments through their work on wilderness log-out, trail surveys, and the never ending task of keeping brush off the trail. We welcome anyone with a passion for the Los Padres to join us in our efforts!

Before and after of Tinta trail. 2019 volunteer project.

LPFA Trail Crew

The LPFA trail crew is out just about every week of the year working on both front and backcountry trails all around the Los Padres. For more information on our trail crew, email us at INFO@LPForest.org OR see our trail crew page here

Some serious bucking

Hike Los Padres

Hike Los Padres (HLP) was created with the mission of being a source of shared information on trails, camps and locations across the entire Northern and Southern portions of the Los Padres National Forest. The more information we all share and catalog, the better we can track the conditions of the forest network and figure out what sections, trails and or locations are safe to use and which need maintenance. Help us out by documenting trail conditions on your next hike, then search for your trail on HLP and submit a survey!