The Forest Service requires you to display an Adventure Pass in your parked car at many of the trailheads used for our hikes on SoCalHiker. The rule of thumb is that if there are any improvements at the trailhead (pit toilets, picnic tables, etc.) an Adventure Pass is required.
The following interactive map will let you know if an Adventure Pass is required for the trailhead you want to use. Click a cluster to zoom in on that area. Click on a pin to get a link with driving directions to that trailhead.
Need to buy an Adventure Pass? The Adventure Pass can be purchased as a day pass for $5 or an annual pass for $30. Here’s an interactive map of all the locations that sell Adventure Passes.
If you have a you already have an America the Beautiful annual pass for the National Parks, that will work in lieu of an Adventure Pass — just make sure you pick up a free Interagency Passport hang tag from a forest service office.
Data for this map comes directly from the Forest Service. Let us know if you run across any errors!