Wheeler Gorge Nature Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ojai, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Nice short loop hike over a fairly steep hill then down the back along the creek. Signs along the way identify local plants on both sides of the hill which stand in stark contrast to each other. Easily accessible from Wheeler Gorge Campgrounds or from a turnout on the east side of Highway 33. Nice short loop hike over a fairly steep hill then down the back along the creek. Signs along the way identify local plants on both sides of the hill which stand in stark contrast to each other.
Did this very short hike with the family and dog today for an #OptOutside celebration of the season. It's a nice, simple trail that is well marked and nicely curated. The signs identifying plants even worked well this late in the year! You can start the trail from several places, and on either side of Count 33 (thanks to the 'underpass' trail that goes under the bridge).
The campground adjacent to this trail (on the other side of the county road) was closed for the season, but its sister to the south was open and occupied by many, though there were many vacancies, too.
The trail had one stream crossing at the start, so you hit it twice, and it had a little elevation gain (and loss). In all, it's an easy trail, but people who need assistance to walk would be challenged by it.
Fun hike w/ creek hopping and interesting rock formations.
Nice hike with some trees and a creek in the area.....while the trails are nice and there are a few spot on trail to see..the beauty is this is right inside LasPadres national forest and you can literally hike the creek and mountains, on and off trail for miles and miles.
This is also a good place to stop on the way up Hwy 33 to pine mountain.........a must see for sure.
Definatly a good place to hike or camp if you are looking to get out of the city, but not travel hundreds of miles.
Some good summer swim holes are in the area on the creek also.
Definatly worth checking out if you are in the area ,also good enuff to take a drive to get to also, I would say it is definatly worth a hour or so drive to go check out, with many other trails in the area you really cant go wrong!