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Great little hike! The trail is well maintained albeit a bit wet after rain. The waterfall and view of the mountains are beautiful. The trail is fine for all ages and dogs.

hiking
1 day ago

As of 1/15/2017, the road is closed at the Day Use Area, necessitating a 3.5+ mile hike in just to get to the trailhead. Check at the gatehouse before you spend $10.

hiking
2 days ago

Love it would go again soon

Views for days.

This is a fun, generally easy hike that can take a few different routes. We took the kids (15, 5, 2) out to east fork lions camp (about 5 miles round trip) and had a great time. The terrain is varied around the hill and in and out of the sun. You get to cross a little creek at the beginning and fro there the views of the canyon below are gorgeous! It's kind of narrow in some spots but overall a great hike.

Great short hike, definitely a very friendly hike kids would love.

backpacking
13 days ago

Fun little hot spring nook. Lots of plant life surrounding Willet Spring. Make sure to hang a left about a half mile after you see the sign reading that Willet is a mile away. Went over Christmas 2016 and had plenty of water options between a couple rivers and ponds. Weather ranged from a day of rain and a day of small snow flurry to 70*F. Happy travels!

Incredible hike! About 10 miles round trip to go up to the ridge and back. You go thru several different types of ecosystems. The last mile had about 3 inches of snow on the trail. Nothing too bad but it made for a very fun hike. If you go in the winter, take warm clothes.

Great hike. Not sure on the loop part tho. Ended up at the road.

hiking
15 days ago

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!

don't underestimate the temperature drop when staying overnight because gets mighty cold especially in windy areas. be sure to bring enough water and to fill up when you can some spots offer water but bring some to be safe because it's quite a wall between sources depending on season.

Great hike. Incredible views. The distance shows a little short, my fitbit came in at 6.75 miles.

backpacking
20 days ago

Nice shakeout hike. Super bowl weekend. Back in time Sunday for the game! Tons of water

20 days ago

Easy with fantastic views

hiking
22 days ago

Excellent trail! Went on Christmas Day and there's a creek you walk near at the start of it, once you hit higher elevation there's a scenic view of ojai. Very beautiful and verdant. Take the detour road to arrive at the trail parking.

Are you allowed to mountain bike this trail?

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

hiking
29 days ago

Kick butt trail as I hadn't hiked in several weeks. 10 mi R/T to ridge road. Beautiful though had rained a few days ago so as the temp rose, got muddy in spots. Quiet up top - went with my beautiful wife.