wild flowers

nature trips



dog friendly

trail running

mountain biking


kid friendly



dogs on leash


off road driving


horseback riding


Average, easy trail. Some old road asphalt and pretentious "get off my street" signs. Parking access is sketchy on Avila side, and trash is prevelant.

Great trail for casual riding. Can't wait for the extension to the Octagon Barn in SLO.

Nice loop trail for the family. Mostly exposed. Frequented by mountain bikers, some of which do not ride with a bell, so be cautious. Suceptable to flooding at times.

Lots of unmarked trail intersections, but as long as you keep going up, they mostly lead to the same place.

Beautiful! We hiked Sunday of the President s day weekend, between the storms, so everything was lush, green and growing. I was glad we hiked it in cooler weather because while the first appropriately 3 miles has cover, the remaining 8 are fairly exposed, so hiking in the summer could even more challenging due to exposure to heat. Beautiful hike with an exceptional view of the Ojai Valley.

Rain/ wet conditions! Trail closed!

off road driving
10 days ago

Trail was gated off. Could not get in.

trail was closed

10 days ago

Trail is difficult, like the sign says. 1300 elevation gain in about 2 miles. Very overgrown with ticks, needs maintenance. Singletrack and mainly for motorcycles.

Trail starts out fairly easy with lots of creek crossings. Once you start the climb it only continues to get steeper. Lots of sections with loose gravel so can be slippery at spots. Would recommend for only experienced hikers. Trekking poles would be helpful. Beautiful views and poppies starting to bloom 2/12/17

Lots of water after the recent rainfall we had. It's muddy though. Trail head has restrooms and campsites...good place for a picnic. We took our 3 month old with us the hardest part was crossing a few small creeks. The lake is more like a large pond but the restroom by the lake is much cleaner.

11 days ago