Pratt Trail is a 19.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ojai, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Directions from Ojai: Begin at the trailhead/parking area located left of Signal Street north of downtown Ojai.
This is a super fun trail. The beginning is mostly shaded through a rocky path then cuts up to a fire road. From there you can continue to Pratt or head towards foothill/cozy dell. We took Pratt towards nordhoff ridge. The beginning portion of the trail was fun and manageable for my 2 year old. From there it's a pretty steady incline up and around the hill so I wore her in a carrier on my back. From the trailhead, it's about 6 miles to nordhoff ridge. We would've liked to get to the top but time wouldn't allow for it today. The views are outstanding. At one point we could see clear to the ocean. Winding up the last portion towards the Ridge is fairly narrow and some parts are kind of gravely but it's mostly just a nice steady incline around the hill. Can't wait to go back!
Great loop trail. Started at Gridley trailhead. At junction less than a mile up took left a couple miles over to Pratt. Up to Nordhodf Ridge, right a mile to summit Nordhoff Peak then another mile to Gridley back down. Switched to Komoot for GPS as it is a better mileage tracker on the fly. 14.65 miles total.
Easy trail, highly populated. Started at Pratt Trailhead and stayed on Pratt to Fox Canyon, took that down to Shelf Rd and back to the trailhead. Also have taken Pratt up to Nordhoff Tower which is a nice hike, not many people. Great views that way.
Hiked the Pratt Trail → to Firebreak Rd → to Gridley Rd. → to Valley View/Shelf Rd. Began the hike at 7:45 am and finished the in 3.5 hours. The Pratt Trail is very rocky and works the legs and the Firebreak Rd. is hilly. Great hike!