Nordhoff Ridge to Chief and Nordhoff Peaks (CLOSED)

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Nordhoff Ridge to Chief and Nordhoff Peaks (CLOSED) is a 17.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ojai, California that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
17.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4878 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

views

closed

hiking
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

I only hiked to Chief Peak (approximately 9 miles roundtrip), but the views made the trek worthwhile. I watched the sunset while hiking the Nordhoff Ridge with views of the Ojai Valley, ocean, and Channel Islands. Almost the entirety of the trail was on a fire road, and most of the elevation gain occurred in the first 2 miles. The final portion to the summit of Chief Peak is unmaintained but wasn't terribly difficult to follow. Be sure to stop by Rose Valley Falls before doing this hike -- it's a nice warmup before the climb.

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017