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Figueroa Mountain OHV Area

Saturday, December 01, 2018

Alt Names

Catway OHV Route, Zaca Ridge, Neverland Ranch, Los Padres National Forest, Santa Lucia Ranger District, 29W02, 8N03, Fig Mountain

Last Known StatusTemporarily Closed

This part of the Los Padres National Forest has a few trails that are open to motorized use. The main trail is the Catway OHV Trail which is a narrow, 2.5 mile long connector route from Sunset Valley Road to Catway Road. At the top of the Catway Trail you can turn onto Zaca Ridge Road and continue on a fire road toward Zaca Peak.

The area has several campgrounds and day use picnic areas that are surrounded by lush vegetation consisting of ponderosa pines, Jeffery pines, blue oaks and gray pines.

Large trailers are not recommended since the main entrance road is steep with sharp switchbacks plus a narrow bridge crossing to access. Both Figueroa and Davy Brown Campgrounds can accommodate vehicles up to 25 feet.

An Adventure Pass is required which covers both camping and riding for the day but must be obtained prior to arrival since there is no self service pay kiosk. About 8 miles west of the main trailhead is the famous Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch.

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***ANNOUNCEMENTS*** (December 2018)

 * Figueroa Mountain Temporary Closures 

The Pino Alto and Cumbre Day Use Areas, Figuerora Lookout, Foreste Route 8N16 (Lookout Road) and 8N32 (East Pinery Road) will remain closed until late August 2019 due to concerns related to dead and dying hazardous trees that pose a safety risk to visitors. For more information call (805) 925-9538.


Nearest CityLos Olivos, CA
AddressFigueroa Mountain Road, Los Olivos, CA 93441
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
1) Take SR-154 west 41 miles
2) Turn right (north) on Figueroa Mountain Road, continue 12.5 miles to trailhead.


LandNational Forest


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenMay 1 - November 1CA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted year round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)CA OHMVR noise limits apply (1985/older limit 101 dB, 1986/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (50 inches)
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
(maximum width 50 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
ProhibitedCA OHMVR stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No RestrictionCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedvehicles must stay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.


RidingYes ($5.00 per rider)
Adventure Pass Required
Tent: $5.00
RV: $5.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $5.00
Adventure Pass Required


Contact InfoLos Padres National Forest - Santa Lucia Ranger District
1616 N. Carlotti Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 925-9538
Contact InfoR Country Market
2948 Grand Ave
Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 688-6750
CommentSells Adventure Pass


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Figueroa Mountain OHV Area Trail

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Miles Of Trail2
Climate TypeForest
Elevation3450 to 4050 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (S)Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital (805) 688-6431
Gasoline Gasoline20-30 Miles (SW)Chumash Gas Station (805) 688-4223
Diesel Diesel20-30 Miles (SW)Chumash Gas Station (805) 688-4223
Potable Water Water20-30 Miles (SW)Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground (877) 783-5247
RV Hookups RV Hookup20-30 Miles (SW)Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground (877) 783-5247
RV Dump Station RV Disposal20-30 Miles (SW)Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground (877) 783-5247
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteFigueroa and Davy Brown Campgrounds
Convenience Store Conv Store20-30 Miles (SW)Los Olivos Grocery (805) 688-5115
Swimming Swim Area30+ Miles (S)Gaviota State Park Beach (805) 968-1033
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (S)Lake Cachuma Boat Ramp (805) 686-5055
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