Pratt Trail is a 9.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ojai, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length9.6 miElevation gain3,011 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingMountain bikingRunningDog friendlyViewswild-flowersWildlife
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Getting There

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543

Directions from Ojai: Begin at the trailhead/parking area located left of Signal Street north of downtown Ojai.

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Cyber Reconnaissance
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Hiking

Great ad usual

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Skip Twice
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Hiking

Nice hike. Although there was a distant marine layer, Anacapa and Santa Cruz could still be seen. There are some narrow and loose parts, but the trail is basically good and clear the whole way. There were some wind gusts but that must have kept the few pockets of gnats seen, on the way down, away.

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Bret Rungren
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Christopher Haskell
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Hiking

Great trail & views

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Cole Jackson
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Tracie MacGregor
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HikingGreat!
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Maeghan Sulin
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Hiking

Hot!

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jason goodner
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AllTrails User
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Hiking

Good. Very hot today! No wind.

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Treyton Tafolla
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Vic Hanson
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Vic Hanson
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As of 10-10-20 the trail and the National Forest are open!

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Gin Yu
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Hiking

very good.

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Dmitry Y
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susan poehler
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loved this trail, had shade, wind, river was dry, some areas steep, but overall enjoyed hike

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Jessy Dover
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HikingRocky

I would recommend! It was hot and steep but beautiful views and not too easy. Went with a girlfriend and we were able to chat the whole time. Partially in a washed out river bed which was cool and shaded. The second half was super sunny with no shade though. Overall loved it and would do again!

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Jeff Bowen
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The beginning of the trail in the foothills was heavily shaded. Then it became open as you progress up Pratt trail. I continued on to Nordhoff overlook. Lots of ground bees on that part of the trail as well as flies on the overlook tower. Great view though; you can see all the way out to the ocean.

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Chandra Collins
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Beautiful rocky but moderate trail, tons of plants and wildflower. The weather was foggy today, and misty. We made it up about 1/2 mile above the trail turnoff to Nordhoff Peak, but will be going back on an sunnier, clearer day. My 11 year old loved it! FYI, there is a parking lot, but the road up to it says locals only.

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Jarrod Brown
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Private propertyRocky

it was a cool hike. not many reptiles being that's what we were looking for. b all in all a good hike

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Patrick Buggy
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HikingNo shade

Very exposed trail starts beautifully then gets somewhat boring for a while, before finishing in a more satisfyingly beautiful area. The trail covers some fire roads, some single track 1-ish person wide sections, and some slightly wider than that areas. Don’t expect to find many shady spots. I clocked in at a little under 4 hours round trip, for a regular hiker moving at a quick pace. I took one break on the way up for sunscreen application and didn’t spend a ton of time at the top of the trail. Start as early as you can to minimize getting baked by the mid day sun like I did. If you want to extend it further, the summit is another mile or so up from the end of this trail. There’s a fire tower up there. (I didn’t do this, so have nothing to say about it. )

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Wil Devine
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Hiking

Great trail with beautiful views. There are a few spots that are a bit dicey, probably due to some wash-out/erosion. If you have a reasonable level of confidence in your sure-footedness, you’ll be fine. Gave it 4 stars just because of the homogeneity of the trail - I find that my more seasoned trail-hiking self reserves the 5th star for trails that are not only beautiful in imagery and exercise value but ALSO have some considerable diversity in terrain. Not sure if that makes me a trail snob or that I’ve just determined what I really like in a hike.

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Patrick Leibach
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Hiking

Awesome beautiful hike up to fire tower. Trail in v good shape (thank you OVLC); steep but not too difficult.

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Mike Price
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Hiking

Nice views, especially at sunset. Well maintained trail with gradual Incline through switch backs.

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Gabrielle Otis
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HikingNo shade

A beautiful hike, completely appreciated my hiking pole on this one. Nice steady elevation gain. The first part is through private land and the trail is very very clearly marked, then it’s a fire road to the actual trail.

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Kendra Tafurt
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Loved this hike! Took my 7 year old and we hit Pratt to Foothill to Fox Canyon. Perfect for older kids and medium level hikers. The ascent is rocky but there are so many terrain changes it’s a fun hike! Snow capped mountains in the background were amazing too! There were a lot of people with dogs and some off leash (shame!) but overall pretty quiet and not heavily trafficked. Bring layers.

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Griffin Elbert
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HikingRocky

Had my two pups & my 25 week pregnant wife and we finished the Pratt Trail in a little over 5 hours! Rocky at first but then not too bad. Views were definitely worth it

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Micaela Locacciato
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The first part is pretty lame, you’re pretty much in people’s backyards. But once you pass the water tower and start getting into the hill it’s nice. It’s a steady incline the whole way up but never bad enough that I had to stop to catch my breath, but I did it in the early morning so maybe with the sun beating down on me, it would’ve been a different story. I kept going to nordhoff tower which is just another mile of the same incline. I took a rest there for about 20 minutes, had a snack and then headed back down. I forgot to start recording again for a little bit after I started down again but my total mileage was about 12.2. I saw some deer and heard running water about 3/4 of the way up. The was path down off to the right but I didn’t investigate.

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Brooks Hargreaves
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