Kennedy Ridge Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop 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.
The trail climbs up to a low ridge in front of the Santa Ynez Mountains, then along the ridge. Picnic tables are at the beginning and end of the ridge segment. Hiking can continue on from the end. The trail climbs up to a low ridge in front of the Santa Ynez Mountains, then along the ridge. Picnic tables are at the beginning and end of the ridge segment. Hiking can continue on the connector to Camino Cielo, then upward along Camino Cielo where there are more tables. Downward along Camino Cielo has not been cleared. The mileage includes the hike from the Oso Trailhead in Ventura River Preserve to the actual trailhead on Rice Canyon Road (closed to public use).
Steep, as are so many of the trails around Ojai. No, I take that back: Kennedy Ridge is really steep. But it's mostly ridable, depending on your fitness and comfort level. Connects now with Camino Cielo and the Ocean View Trail, thanks to a lot of hard work by some really dedicated volunteers. (You guys rock!) This is not a fun and flowy on the way out. More so on the way back. But you'll pay for your downhill pleasure.
Steep trail but rewarding views.
Really incredible views of the Ojai Valley, fragrant, and gorgeous. Lots of wildflowers when I went in February. The ascent was kinda grueling but flattens out once you reach the ridge.
Great views and nice trail, but there always seem to be plenty of biting bugs that really make this a not so pleasant area to visit.