Middle Sespe Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 7.2 miles Elevation Gain: 816 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

Directions from Ojai: Drive to Beaver Campground, 17.5 miles north of Ojai on Highway 33.

hiking
muddy
no shade
1 month ago

I've hiked this trail a few times this spring. Considering stay-at-home orders, this trail is less busy than the popular trails and day use areas we are familiar with in this area of LPNF. Stream crossing, very muddy after rain. I hiked this trail in crocs so I wouldn't have to deal with muddy shoes. Wear sun protection. Be aware of ticks, I found a half a dozen on me throughout the trail. There's a decent amount of poison oak overhanging the edges of the trail too so beware!

mountain biking
Sun Mar 24 2019

Overgrown - not a good idea

hiking
Tue Aug 08 2017

Hiked this trail 7/22/17 starting from the HWY 33 side. Extremely overgrown in almost all sections. Need to plan a trail clearing project. It's a pretty neat trail other than that, very quite. Would be better to hike it in the Winter when the river's flowing.

hiking
Fri Jun 09 2017

Peut-être que cette randonnée serait plus belle si elle était en meilleur état. On n’a pas pu la finir à cause de la végétation dense qui empêchaient le chemin. C'était bien évident que ça fait tellement longtemps que d'autres randonneurs y sont passés. On a décidé de retourner après avoir fait la moitié ... on est restés au bord de la rivière du début de la randonnée pour se reposer un peu.

hiking
Sat Mar 25 2017

Very demanding trail due to hardly ever used and often bushwhacking, but that has its rewards, This winter lots of small streams, wildlife and no humans. if coming from the 33 after about 6 miles thees is a Weird clear cut take that right and you will end up on one of the most spectacular cliffs and pools on the sespe. just wear long pants, long sleeves and brush often for ticks, The treerain is amazing and all so diffrent.

running
Sun Dec 13 2015

The scenery and solitude were brilliant! Be aware that the trailhead off highway 33 was easy to miss based on the "getting there" directions. Be sure to follow the mile markers and stop on the pull-off just past mile marker 28.07. The trail itself was pretty nice, but overgrown in many areas. I chose to turn back after about 2-2.5 miles to save my skin.

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