Kennedy Ridge Trail (CLOSED)

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Kennedy Ridge Trail (CLOSED) is a 13.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ojai, California 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.

DISTANCE
13.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,100 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

closed

The trail climbs up to a low ridge in front of the Santa Ynez Mountains, then along the ridge. Picnic tables are at the beginning and end of the ridge segment. Hiking can continue on from the end. The trail climbs up to a low ridge in front of the Santa Ynez Mountains, then along the ridge. Picnic tables are at the beginning and end of the ridge segment. Hiking can continue on the connector to Camino Cielo, then upward along Camino Cielo where there are more tables. Downward along Camino Cielo has not been cleared. The mileage includes the hike from the Oso Trailhead in Ventura River Preserve to the actual trailhead on Rice Canyon Road (closed to public use).

4 months ago

An alternate route to Kennedy Ridge is open via the Wills Canyon Trailhead and then down to Rice Canyon. You simply return the way you came.

hiking
9 months ago

Crazy hot and dusty, and I didn't bring enough water!

hiking
9 months ago

i sure never made a loop. wasn't comparing with the map bc the trail was super clear. hit 5 miles and was nowhere near where i started, so i looked at my location on the all trails map and was way off the path. i retraced my steps and found myself synced back with the AT map, but truly can't figure out where i could have gone wrong.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Bring a lot of water in summer! It was hot.

hiking
Friday, March 17, 2017

Beautiful! Super steep. Kicked out butts. Will be back for more.

mountain biking
Friday, February 17, 2017

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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Steep trail but rewarding views.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Really incredible views of the Ojai Valley, fragrant, and gorgeous. Lots of wildflowers when I went in February. The ascent was kinda grueling but flattens out once you reach the ridge.

hiking
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Great views and nice trail, but there always seem to be plenty of biting bugs that really make this a not so pleasant area to visit.

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Monday, July 03, 2017