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Beautiful wilderness, lots of birds. Be aware that there are five pretty serious river crossings - I went just after a storm, and the fords were chest deep at times. Probably best to attempt the hike in the spring, when there's less water. trail can be quite exposed in places.

Beautiful! We hiked Sunday of the President s day weekend, between the storms, so everything was lush, green and growing. I was glad we hiked it in cooler weather because while the first appropriately 3 miles has cover, the remaining 8 are fairly exposed, so hiking in the summer could even more challenging due to exposure to heat. Beautiful hike with an exceptional view of the Ojai Valley.

mountain biking
6 days ago

Steep, as are so many of the trails around Ojai. No, I take that back: Kennedy Ridge is really steep. But it's mostly ridable, depending on your fitness and comfort level. Connects now with Camino Cielo and the Ocean View Trail, thanks to a lot of hard work by some really dedicated volunteers. (You guys rock!) This is not a fun and flowy on the way out. More so on the way back. But you'll pay for your downhill pleasure.

mountain biking
6 days ago

Steep, challenging but well worth it. Great views of the valley, spring wildflowers and connections to other front-country trails owned or managed by the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy. (Join!) Ridable on a mountain bike, both up and down, if you like to session and can handle tight switchbacks. Wear a bell!

off road driving
9 days ago

Trail was gated off. Could not get in.

off road driving
9 days ago

Went yesterday, lots of water in the canyon and wash. Was a lot of fun.

10 days ago

Trail is difficult, like the sign says. 1300 elevation gain in about 2 miles. Very overgrown with ticks, needs maintenance. Singletrack and mainly for motorcycles.

Lots of water after the recent rainfall we had. It's muddy though. Trail head has restrooms and campsites...good place for a picnic. We took our 3 month old with us the hardest part was crossing a few small creeks. The lake is more like a large pond but the restroom by the lake is much cleaner.

11 days ago

We tried lions this morning with my wife and kids . The first water crossing was in passable . Walked up and down stream but no luck . May want to wait to hit this one till it dries up a little! Or be ready to get wet !! We will try this one again cause it looks like a great trail

Be ready for water crossings !

Falls are full tons of water must see awesome today

13 days ago

It's very muddy right now so be careful. We tried to come down the south face via a Google Map Forest Trail that no longer exists. Wild but we made it.

14 days ago

Great trail, highly recommend.

Big time hike. Bring lots of water and snacks