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Pratt, Foothill, and Fox Canyon Trails Loop

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Valley View Preserve

Pratt, Foothill, and Fox Canyon Trails Loop is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ojai, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.1 mi Elevation gain 731 ft Route type Loop

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Reviews (131)
Photos (150)
Recordings (125)
Completed (262)
Gilles Vandevelde
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Hiking

Great trail with amazing view of Ojai. You have to stay attentive as you need to switch between the different trails, which is not straightforward. Definitely worth it!

Kerri Bacon
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HikingBugsNo shadePrivate propertyRocky

Started from shelf road up fox canyon trail. Steep switch back climb, lots of lizards, 1 snake (type unknown), 1 squirrel, lots of butterflies, tons of flowers! It’s still pretty green right now for end of May. No water access of any kind. Good pretty moderate hike, small trail most of the way so hard for social distancing if crossing paths with other hikers. Only a couple mountain bikers. Make sure you take plenty of water and use sunscreen!!

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Noelle Maryne
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Hiking

It was a lovely trail with all the wildflowers bloom. Expect a lot of sun exposure. It wasn’t very busy so if you’re trying to social distance, this would be a decent trail. Follow directions using Apple Maps if you can because Google Maps took us to a location that we couldn’t enter through.

jada grijalva
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Alyssa Rose
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Hiking

My friends and I enjoyed this hike very much! It was a great workout with BEAUTIFUL views. Can’t wait to come back again!

Christian E.
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HikingNo shade
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Gabriela Ybarra
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Hiking

It is a great trail, but definetly watch out for snakes, found a rattlesnake crossing the trail at one part.

Mario Gil
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Awesome hike, just be aware half of this hike has MINIMAL shade. Also, watch out for snakes.

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Jeehan Abdullah
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Hiking

Great trail, didn't expect the humidity.

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Nick Carson
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HikingRocky

Great trail. I took my labrador retriever out on the trail with me and I found it to be pretty long and hot for him so be careful especially if your dog isn't used to long hikes. There is a nice path of water that flows through part of the trail and I let my dog lay in it for a little bit to cool off. There was a part of the trail when you merge from the Foot Hill trail onto the Fox trail, there was a sign missing so I ended up going the wrong way for a little bit. There were signs at the entrance of the Shelf Road trail that said two dogs were attacked and killed by Coyotes on two separate days, because I started my hike on the Pratt trail and ended it on Shelf road I didn't see these signs till my hike was over, so be careful. When driving to the Pratt Trail head there are signs that say "Private driveway, no thru traffic or parking" you can park right by the trail head. I didn't know this and parked on the street because of it, but parking on the street was good because the trail ended right where I parked.

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Marc Breault
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Hiking

Good single track trail. Beautiful scenery. Only 3 miles and moderately tough. Luckily we’ve been getting rain the last couple weeks so it looked green and lush. I liked that it was a loop but know the last quarter mile is walking on dirt road than hard packed road.

Richard Byrd
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HikingMuddyRocky

This is an amazing, moderate trail with spectacular views.

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Linda Smutz
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HikingBugs

Ahhhhh this trail is so fabulous! I went clockwise and just finished! Absolutely beautiful. Watch for snakes, use bug spray, and bring water. You’ll have a lovely time :)

Liann Jimmons
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Hiking

Followed the directions and went counter clockwise and was grateful for all the shade during the climb. Tons of wildflowers and diverse plant life in general;lots of butterflies, dragonflies, and hummingbirds too!

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Keera Bhandari
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Hiking

Awesome hike, loved the varied terrain. Pretty easy hike overall, but I had to use the app a few times to find my way. Also, great bird watching!

Glenn Kenny
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HikingNo shade
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Nathaniel Olken
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Hiking

Great hike with diverse terrain ranging from vineyards to vistas .

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Tory Moore
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Alyssa Julian
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Tara Schuster
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Hiking

Great, pretty, moderate hike. Great views not many people.

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Rhiannon Kingston
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S A.
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Hiking

Not an easy trail but beautiful. Very rocky and big steps. Trekking poles recommended.

Sophie User
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HikingBugs

Loved the loop! Recommend start at Pratt and end with Fox Canyon. Shade on Pratt and some of foothill but none on Fox Canyon. Want sunscreen and hat. Careful for snakes. Trail also connects with Lucy so u could end with that instead of Fox. Would recommend for a locals! Didn’t take to long to complete.

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Deborah Au-Yeung
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Hiking

Go early in the morning. It gets hot. Bring lots of water and a hat. Wear sunscreen. Nice views.

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Esther Van Rein
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Hiking

Great trail, not too easy, lots of climbing. Do start on the road (counterclockwise). lots of sun but also enough spots with shade and wind. hardly saw other hikers, even though it is Sunday.

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