Pine Mountain Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Maricopa, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
856 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

From U.S. Highway 101 north in Ventura, exit Highway 33 toward Ojai. Follow Highway 33 for 13.2 miles. Turn left and continue on Highway 33 north for 31.4 miles. Turn right onto Pine Mountain Road. Drive for 7 miles to the parking lot at the end of the road. GPS: N34 38.5' W119 17.37'.

hiking
25 days ago

Fun hike overall. Nice clean and quiet trail IE the way it should be.

This trail is a gentle roller coaster through a nice pine forest. The tsurface is nice and soft with a few areas of loose dirt on steeper climbs. There are plenty of points along the way where you can peer down the south side of the ridge. On a clear day you can see San Nicolas Island. To the north you nearly always have Mount Pinos and the Cuyama Badlads in view. As of October 2018, there is no water available to filter.

This is a great beginner hiker trail due to its short length and minimal elevation gain overall. But when paired with Chorro Grande Trail it quickly becomes a long and strenuous day hike (21 miles, 5200 ft of gain) or short backpacking trip.