Horn Canyon Trail

MODERATE 45 reviews
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Horn Canyon Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ojai, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.0 miles 1971 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Directions from Ojai: Travel on Thacher Road to the locked gate. The trail begins at Thacher School and ends along the ridge top, just east of Chief Peak and west of the Topa Topa Bluffs.

7 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

Excellent trail! Went on Christmas Day and there's a creek you walk near at the start of it, once you hit higher elevation there's a scenic view of ojai. Very beautiful and verdant. Take the detour road to arrive at the trail parking.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Nice to see water! Variety of trail to ride and try to but some hike a bike but still great little ride or longer if you ride from Ventura like I do it makes it a lot longer ride!

hiking
4 months ago

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6 months ago

Nice hike, very few people, no graffiti, nicely marked, all uphill on the way out, not much water running.

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

Great hike! I went this morning in the Ojai heat so it was a bit of a challenge during the incline! Def a great hike though with lots of beautiful flowers and sage as well as lizards, birds and butterflies! I went up past the Pines camp and up to the look out where the Sisar Rd meets. The flys really get to you after the Pines so bringing a bandana and sunglasses was perfect! Def will do it again :)

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful hike with an abundant variety of colors and foilage

hiking
7 months ago

Went here on a Wednesday afternoon and I only saw one other person. I really enjoyed the trail, it's not too far to get up to the pines but the elevation is tough! At first I couldn't find the trailhead and didn't realize you had to drive onto school grounds to find it. Overall a beautiful hike and my dog loved it as well. A friend of mine told me this trail is also notorious for rattlesnakes too, so be careful with dogs/kids.

hiking
7 months ago

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8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Did this Mothers Day. Went almost up to Nordhoff Ridge Road but was getting socked in with visibility down to 25 yards. Didn't know if trail behind was also fogged in. Wasn't - great tough hike about 8.5 miles RT. First one I have done in a while. Loved it. Not a sole til I was halfway back down from Pines Campground. Overcast was a plus.

trail running
8 months ago

Great trail, lots of sun, a few water crossings, and nice view from the pine tree campground. Easy/moderate trail, not too many people during the week. My dog loves this trail.

hiking
9 months ago

It was great! Beautiful! The view, the wildflowers, the trees, and flowing creek along the way were all lush this time of year. A real treat. But man its up the entire hike. Climbing 1900+ feet in elevation is no joke.

9 months ago

1 year ago

Hiked with a couple friends over summer. Weather was warm, bring water if it's hot outside. Difficult to find trail head, so don't be afraid to drive onto the school grounds to find it. Hike itself was nice and relaxing, some shady spots, but we had to turn back about 45 min in, because a particularly feisty rattlesnake was blocking the path. Nice views down valley when coming back down, especially on a clear day.