EXCITING NEWS FOR SPRING 2013
The Condor Trail has secured a matching grant with the National Forest Foundation that will pay the Condor Trail a dollar for dollar matching amount up to $5,000. We’ll be using this money to participate in the Wilderness Stewardship Challenge by providing online resources and education for many of the Southern Los Padres wilderness areas. So for every dollar we collect between now and summer 2013 the National Forest Foundation will match up to $5,000. Great news! Thanks for your support and we hope to see you on the Condor Trail soon.
Condor Trail Association
178 North La Patera Ln
Goleta, CA 93117
The Condor Trail is a recreational thru-hiking route designed to
connect the northern and southern portions of the Los Padres National
Forest by a single hiking trail. The hiking/backpacking trail is
approximately 400 miles long and extends from Lake Piru (border of Los
Angeles and Ventura Counties) in the south to Botchers Gap (just
south of Monterey, CA) in the north.
The Condor Trail is being designed to highlight the beauty and unique characteristics of the Los Padres National Forest and the Central Coast of California. The trail is primarily through rugged wilderness backcountry portions of Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties. Its important to know that the Condor Trail is not one long trail, but rather a series of smaller existing trails that we are linking together in order to create a route that is passable across the forest. Backpackers can enjoy portions of the Condor Trail in a weekend, as a dayhike, a weeklong trip or attempt to do the entire trail over a couple months.
This site is designed to provide you with the tools and know-how to plan a trip along the Condor Trail and safely and successfully pull it off. There is much more information contained within this website, get at it, make yourself at home and we hope to see you on the Condor Trail sometime soon.
The group of volunteers and trail advocates who are working to
establish the Condor Trail are members of the Condor Trail Association
(CTA). The CTA was created and organized in 1996 and is a 501c3
non-profit organization. It is the CTA’s goal to develop and maintain
a safe, well designed and fun trail with the backpacker in mind.
We are always looking for enthusiastic, outdoor loving, backpacking crazy people to help with our efforts. If you would like to help, please check out our volunteer and donation page.