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Piedra Blanca Formations Trail [CLOSED] is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ojai, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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.

Length 2.6 mi Elevation gain 383 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Horseback riding Nature trips Walking Bird watching River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Bugs Closed No shade
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As of September 2020, trails in this area are closed due to wildfire. See park page for more information.

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Zachary Caipang
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WalkingNo shadeOff trailRockyScramble

Easy and relatively flat trail. Loved exploring and scrambling through the rocks at the end. It can get really hot, so it is best to go in the morning.

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Annie Tadvick
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HikingBugsNo shade

Really easy and flat trail. Just nice to explore a new area. The closer you are to the creek the more mosquitoes and other bugs you’ll have to deal with. Bring sandals or prepare to take off your shoes. You’ve gotta walk through the water several times. This also gets very crowded quick. So I’d probs go early than I went (around 8:30am). People were camping and tubing and generally not following social distancing or mask guidelines so beware.

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Syl Rod
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HikingBugs

Loved this trail. The rock formation made you feel as if you were on another planet. Very cool but also very hot! Bring bug spray, deer fly bites are not fun! If you really are trekker, do this in combination with the other trail option that leads to the water hole and call it a day! My boys are 11 and 13 and very active, this is their favorite trail thus far. Hiked July 19th.

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Ana Z
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HikingNo shade

Hiked on July 18th. Most creeks are almost dried up. It was super hot. The rock formation was cool, but rest of the scenery was nothing special.

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Max Devolder
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Hiking

Hike up and back to rock formation, 3 river crossing (ankle deep). Nice quick hike with a variety of terrain.

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Jess Alcatraz
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BugsNo shadeRocky
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Christy “CC” Cheung
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Hiking

Simple trail that we enjoyed before backpacking Sespe Wilderness

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Nick Alvarez
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grownRockyScramble

If you want a adventure , this is it ! Lots of hiking !

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Victor Ponce
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Hiking

Fun trail. Have to cross three small rivers. High chance you may get your feet wet with the last one. Fairly easy to follow trail. The rocks themselves were incredible. Fun photo opportunities.

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Hiking

This is a great trail if you only want to go to the rock formations which are about 1.5 miles in, if you go any further be prepared to fight off the ticks due to the trail being overgrown. We flicked off at least 15 ticks between the two of us. I suggest you go down the sespe river trail. You will see signs at the Piedra Blanca trailhead for the sespe river trail. Today’s date4/28/2020

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Larissa Kasnick
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HikingRocky
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Yacht Doctor
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HikingScramble
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Teri Wittenberger
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HikingRocky

Loved the variety of this trail. Downside was we didn't quite understand how many times you'd be wading through the river to get to the Piedra Blanco trail from the Sespe River Trail. It involved taking off our hiking boots and wading through. Luckily they're close enough together that, once you take your shoes/boots off, leave them off until you've waded through about four crossings. We had a small (20lb.) dog with us, so my husband had to carry him through, as the water was too deep and moving too fast for him to make it through safely. Neither one was worse for the wear.

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Jim Johnson
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HikingRocky
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Adrian Hanna
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HikingIcyMuddyOff trailOver grownRockyScrambleSnowWashed out
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