Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail

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Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail is a 33.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ojai, California that features a river 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.

33.2 miles 9596 feet Out & Back

dog friendly




nature trips





wild flowers



Directions from Taft, CA: Travel 8 miles south on Highway 33. Continue south for 13 miles after Highway 33 joins Highway 166. Turn south to stay on Highway 33 and travel about 20 miles, turn left (east) onto Lockwood Valley Road and travel 5 miles. Then turn south onto Forest Road 7N11 and onto Reyes Creek Campground.

4 months ago

8 months ago

As of 7/25/2016 This is Closed due to The Pine fire about half of this route Burned, Very sad

11 months ago

This is an awesome hike that takes you to 3 primitive and beautiful campsites the 1st is Upper Reyes 3 miles from the trail head, big shady trees and lots of room, 1.7 miles later it gets even better as you arrive to Bear trap, right along the creek or in wide open spaces a couple of HUGE trees here, then after a long 8 miles from the trail head you find Haddock, which is just an incredible peaceful place.
I did this hike in one day and it was tough but rewarding some nice climbs and lots of shade, I would say you are in a shade trail 75% of the time and when out exposed its not for very long.
The trail is easy to follow especially as far as Bear trap, after that it is not used very often , its easy to follow but has some bushes over grown but you will never lose the trail,
It’s a tough trail but truly worth every bit of it.

1 year ago

Está presioso para los amantes a la naturaleza.