Venice-El Segundo, CA
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Places: Parks & Playgrounds, Rides and Attractions, Skiing, Other
Mt. Pinos has some of the best cross-country skiing in Southern California with more than 14 miles of trails. Sledding and general snow play are also available on Mt. Pinos and in other designated areas within the Los Padres National Forest.
Nordic skiing or cross-country skiing is a fast growing winter sport in California. It has long been popular in the colder parts of Europe, and Californians are beginning to realize the freedom this winter sport offers. All you need is an area with some snow cover and flat ground and a little training in techniques. Forest roads are good to begin with. You also might want to take advantage of some of the defined trails marked with skill levels
Tobogganing, sledding, inner tubing and other "snow play": Use caution when using inner tubes, sleds and toboggans. Make sure where you are going before you take a ride so you don't end up in a tree trunk or off a bank onto a road. Use common sense. Monitor children for fatigue and hypothermia.
U.S. FOREST SERVICE
LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST
MT. PINOS RANGER DISTRICT
34580 LOCKWOOD VALLEY RD.
FRAZIER PARK, CA 93225