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Middle Sespe Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
#140 of 186 trails in

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


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching



wild flowers


over grown

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

mountain biking
10 months ago

Overgrown - not a good idea

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sun May 13 2018

Sun May 10 2015