Map Roads

mini mapsThese are desired roads that you would never find unless you had a good map. Well off the interstate, beyond the stop lights & stores; Well away. The longer route home. The smaller, narrow country roads, the secondary highways, county roads & scenic canyon roads. Bring a picnic!

Total Escape has the maps
to get you to the best scenic drives in all of California.

See individual routes in California under BACK ROADS

For SUV camping on such back roads, locate the forest first – then look under primitive camping.

graded ridge

Graded dirt road on the ridge overlooking the coastal stretches of Big Sur CA

Los Padres Camping

Los Padres Campgrounds
Big Sur, Mount Pinos, Ojai, Santa Barbara, Santa Lucia


Los Padres National Forest campgrounds span the length of the California Central Coast, from the Monterey Bay to Los Angeles County. Choose a desired area:

Big Sur Campgrounds

Frazier Park Camping

Mount Pinos Campgrounds

Ojai Camping

Santa Barbara Camping

Santa Lucia Camping

Bottcher Gap Campground
Lush coastal campground is Bottchers Gap near Big Sur, CA

Los Padres National Forest

see also Los Padres Group Campgrounds

maps of the Los Padres regions –

Los Padres nearby towns & cities –

Pine Mountain Club from ridge
Pine Mountain Club from ridge

Palos Verdes Street Fair

Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival


The Annual Palos Verdes Street Fair & Music Festival, presented by Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance, takes place in early June. Located in Rolling Hills Estates, the Fair is the biggest event on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. With more than 200 arts & crafts booths, carnival rides for all ages, continuous live entertainment on 2 stages, an International Food Court & Beer Garden, a children’s petting zoo and kid-friendly activities, the fair promises to be loads of fun for everyone. All-day carnival ride wristbands are available. Tribute bands bring back the sounds of pop, country, Latin, jazz & rock groups. Sunday Jazz Festival features legendary jazz artists & high school jazz groups.  Proceeds from the Fair support the Chamber’s student & educational scholarships, free business success seminars & environmental groups. Free music, free parking, free admission.

annual event: June

Pine Creek Wilderness

Pine Creek Wilderness Area
East of San Diego, California

  • 13,400 acres
  • gently sloping area
  • elevations range – 2,000′ ­ 4,000′
  • vegetation is chaparral & scrub
  • riparian & woodland vegetation in stream
  • Pine Creek & drain the area north to
  • rainbow trout in Pine Creek
  • streams are dry for parts of the year
  • several trails provide access to area
  • wood fires prohibited
  • portable stoves permitted
  • groups limit – 15 people
  • visitor permit required
Cleveland National Forest
Descanso Ranger District
3348 Alpine Boulevard
Alpine, CA 91901

Pine Creek Wilderness Map

Los Angeles Back Roads

Angeles Crest Back Roads – Angeles OHV Routes & Trails

Mt. Gleason Road / Santa Clara Divide Rd.

Angeles Crest Hwy.2 , North 9 mi. Left onto Angeles Forest Hwy.N3, drive 12 mi. to intersection of Santa Clara Divide Rd.

  • Turn left on paved road to Mt. Gleason. Many dirt roads will eventually branch off on the right side. A forest service map is advised for dirt road exploration.
  • LOOP -Turn right & go up the mountain past Mt. Pacifico & beyond (eventually hooks back up with Hwy.2 near Chilao area.(Check with ranger if your planning on doing this loop to make sure all gates are open)

Angeles Forest provides over 300 miles of designated OHV roads/routes. When off-roading, all vehicles must meet DMV standards for mufflers & registration. Off-highway smaller vehicles must be equipped with approved spark arresters & have valid green stickers. State law requires that ALL ATV riders wear a helmet.

  • Rowher Flats OHV Area – Santa Clara/Mojave Ranger Dist
  • Littlerock OHV Area – Santa Clara/Mojave Ranger Dist
  • San Gabriel OHV Area – San Gabriel Ranger District

California Trail Ettiquette –

CLOSURES: Occasionally areas may be closed due to emergency situations, for resource protection, or during specific seasons when disturbances may drive animals from important habitat. These closures are usually temporary, and your patience and cooperation is appreciated.


  • Stream banks & lake shores are especially sensitive areas; VERY susceptible to damage. These waterway & creeks in California, are sources of food and shelter to wildlife.
  • Cross streams at a 90° angle at a slow speed and – DickHead, do not travel up & down stream channels. These are precious areas.

LEAVE A GOOD IMPRESSION: Around developed sites, give other folks the space and quiet you would appreciate. Space out the RVs if possible. It’s not an RV park kinda deal. By law OHV traffic are permitted to exit & enter campgrounds, but not to PLAY within a campground. No one likes dusty salsa. If your muffler is not quiet (you’re an ass!), push your machine in the campground, with the engine shut off.

STAY ON THE TRAIL: Cutting switchbacks, taking shortcuts or hillside climbing may be a big thrill & challenge, but once vehicle scars the earth, other vehicles follow. The mob mentality maybe, Macho shit. The deep muddy ruts do long-lasting damage to vegetation, plus it doe not help w/ erosion. Rains cause further damage by washing deep gullies in tire ruts. Vegetation & wildlife habitat is lost. Ugly, permanent, unsightly scars on the earth result. Staying on trails helps protect the land. And helps keep trails open!!

Become a Adopt-a-Trail Volunteer – contact your local NFS
Outdoor Volunteering in California!

Angeles Forest – LA Back Roads

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Angeles Maps – hiking, OHV & mountain biking –