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Lion Canyon Trail to Falls is a 11.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ojai, California that features a waterfall 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: 11.3 miles Elevation Gain: 994 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

river

views

waterfall

muddy

over grown

washed out

This hike starts at the Middle Lion Campground and finishes at a beautiful fall. Cross the river at the beginning of the trail and keep the river on your right side on the way in. The road to the campground is not RV accessible and is in poor shape.

hiking
bugs
over grown
washed out
2 months ago

Too overgrown. If the park service gets it maintained again would love to go on it.

hiking
over grown
washed out
6 months ago

hiking
no shade
over grown
Sat Mar 30 2019

Will come back after it’s had more time to recover..

camping
Tue Oct 03 2017

Backpacked the Lion Canyon Trail (which ends at a road weirdly enough) and explored the East Fork and West Fork camps. We camped at the West Fork, but some of the camping spots are over grown with thorny vines and fallen trees. Both water falls at the forks were dry, but we are excited to return after rain. West Fork had a bit of water, thus our reason for staying, but East Fork is the more stunning and spacious ground. Beautiful Canyon! Parts of the trails are slightly over grown, but didn't require any crazy bush whacking. LOTS OF POISON OAK! However, the wildlife was amazing! Owls, lizards, skunks, hawks, spiders, etc. There is also a connector trail to the Rose Valley Falls, which we understand to be spring fed, so that is worth checking out as well. We were almost completely alone for 48 hours, until three day hikers came to explore the East Fork Falls. We had the whole canyon to ourselves essentially! If you don't mind a few thorns in your socks, this place is definitely recommended,

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

recorded Lion Canyon 1

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Sat Aug 05 2017

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Sat Feb 04 2017

hiking
Sat Feb 04 2017