Sulphur Mountain Road Trail

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Sulphur Mountain Road Trail is a 20.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ventura, CA 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.

20.1 miles 3380 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips


horseback riding


wild flowers


This is a rather grueling climb at the start, though it was pretty much all downhill after that. It's a beautiful ride, especially in the spring, as the hills are very green. There are great views of Ojai, mountains, and the ocean/islands in the distance. There is an option to return as a loop on highway 150 to Ojai. Sulfur Mountain Road, from Casitas Springs is a wide dirt road, but it's hard-packed and very good for biking.

19 days ago

Loved it The first 5 miles were very very nice

21 days ago

1 month ago

Amazing open views of the beautiful hills.

2 months ago

3 months ago

Had an amazing time on this trail. Beautiful views and wide open trails.

4 months ago

Stunning views and steady uphill climb (which means return trip is great!). I went 4.5 miles out and turned around... later on I will have to go back and do the whole trail! Nice, wide road, and alternate views of Lake Casitas and the neighboring hills of Ojai, as well as (I think, unless it was just haze) a distant view of the ocean.

5 months ago

Was able to hike it from the bottom and get picked up on the top past the last gate. Every bit of 11 miles. Good workout at a pace (about 3.2 MPH). A good (basically) all uphill hike. 3.5 hours starting before 6:am. Didn't see a soul - and great views of the ocean, islands then in certain spots Ojai to the left. Perfect marine layer day for cool but could still see the islands.

6 months ago

Good hike, wide open trail. Great views. Not may hikers on the trial but lots of mountain bike riders.

6 months ago

1 year ago

I've hiked about 3 miles in and back twice now and I love this hike. The views are awesome, it's quiet, and it's nice and wide so I can spot snakes a ways off (I'm paranoid) and strenuous enough without feeling like I'm going to die. Bring water. It gets hot.

1 year ago

Wide open ranch road makes for good mountain biking or hiking. Get dropped off at the top for almost 12 miles of (almost) all downhill fun or start at the bottom and power your way up for as long as you can stand before hitting the downhill. Makes for a great hike as well. The first few switchbacks are fairly steep but have a nice natural oil seep that makes for a great lesson on oil production in ventura county. You'll often see cows wandering around on the trail...just give them space and a little time and they'll usually move along.

trail running
2 years ago

Hiked the first 2.5 miles of this trail from the west side (closer to Ventura). It is a wide trail, a fire road with a fairly consistent grade. In 2.5 miles the elevation gain was over 700 feet. In early spring the hills were still fairly green, lots of wildflowers blooming away and the birds were out in full force. The trail is easily accessible and can be hiked or run or biked, your choice.

4 years ago

Hiked 7 miles of this trail today in a light rain. Lots of birds out to see and a few bovine. This is a fire road and currently is in great shape for biking, and hiking. Saw one cycles and two equestrian on the trail today.

4 years ago

Decent workout but not too scenic. Don't drive from far for this one

5 years ago

Nice uphill trail,decent surface for mountain biking and pets allowed on a leash.

Pleasant hike with plenty of off trail action.....

Nice views from the top and will give you good uphill work out if you push it...

Bring some water if in the summer months as it get pretty hot.

With some off trail hiking you can get to some active sulfur/tar flows....pretty crazy stuff.

Lots of nature to be seen in the area.......I have personally seen several bobcats in the area on the trail.

If you are in the area and looking enjoy the day with a nice walk or wanting exercise some...give it a go!