N. Fork Matilija Trail 23W07

MODERATE 115 reviews
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N. Fork Matilija Trail 23W07 is a 6.2 mile moderately 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 best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
744 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

bugs

over grown

Directions from Ventura: Travel north on Highway 33 to Matilija Canyon Road and turn left (west). Drive up Matilija Canyon Road to a locked gate.

hiking
2 days ago

If you follow the new trail the poison oak is avoidable. Didn't see a single snake. Lots of bugs. Water is GREAT! PICK UP YOUR TRASH!

6 days ago

6 days ago

Lots of poison ivy! Great trail tho! B-e-a-u-tiful!

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11 days ago

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24 days ago

Beautiful trail- seems to be a local favorite. The warnings about the poison oak are real. Wear clothing that covers your legs for this hike. I was told that the poison oak is especially bad during this part of the summer. We made it a few miles in but then there was a pass that was so thick with poison oak we could not go through, there would have been no way to get through it untouched so we had to turn around and head back. Hope that this can be better maintained because it's a beautiful trail and we wanted to see more. Lots of creek crossings so wear proper footwear.

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2 months ago

love this trail! great clear water, amazing place to get away for a while.

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3 months ago

Love this place!

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Good trail but way too many bugs/mosquitoes. GPX tracks wont lead you to the falls from what I can find and we never made it there.Tons of poison oak along the majority of the trail. We got to a sign stating .5 miles from middle campground but was so overgrown and covered with poison oak we turned around and so did the hikers we came across earlier. Didn't have machete to cut a trail and the higher we got the more RATTLESNAKES we came across on very narrow trail paths with overgrown bush. Swimming through a sea of bugs and poison oak was still fun. At least there are thousands of lizards to kill the GAZILLION swarms of bugs out there right now. I've lived in the desert for 22 years and I have never seen that many lizards/snakes/bugs on one trail. How is this the #1 trail for LPNF?

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