Matilija Camp Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Matilija Camp Trail is a 2.9 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.

2.9 miles 318 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly




nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


28 days ago

Good and leads to a little river if you keep going.

4 months ago

it's a good easy hike, dog friendly, lower camp is a nice spot. water is low hope for more rain the coming year..

7 months ago

This is a very popular trip with my Boy Scouts. The trail is in good shape, and there is usually plenty of water in the creek. On this particular outing the lower camps were occupied. We pushed on to the Middle Camp which is a few miles in. Watch for Poison Oak (abundant) and rattlesnakes (seen a couple). This is a great trail for any easy backpacking trip any time of year.

1 year ago

1 year ago

Trail was quick and easy to follow. Plenty of water in the creek - we used large gravity filters for a larger group. Lots of poison oak, saw a few snakes, wild flowers were blooming and the camps were spacious.

Check fire restrictions and practice good LNT, guys. Have fun!

1 year ago

This is a tiny section of the Upper North Fork Matilija Trail and is the most boring section. It just gets to the first (rather overused) camp of four. Turn the corner, it just gets better.