Pratt Trail

HARD 25 reviews
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Pratt Trail is a 18.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ojai, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

18.4 miles
5,403 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


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

5 months ago

The trail has a has a sign saying it’s closed. The trail is fine until it turns to single track heading up to the ridge, the trail becomes slidey and quite sketchy in parts, very narrow and lots of sliding shale. Parts of the trail are gone due to the fire and it’s difficult to follow.

6 months ago

This trail is open

8 months ago

Gorgeous views, barely anyone there, well marked. Good uphill stretches. You can make the hike harder by moving faster or you can stroll.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Lovely hike with payoff after 3.5-4 miles to a nice patch of running water.

Monday, January 02, 2017

This is a super fun trail. The beginning is mostly shaded through a rocky path then cuts up to a fire road. From there you can continue to Pratt or head towards foothill/cozy dell. We took Pratt towards nordhoff ridge. The beginning portion of the trail was fun and manageable for my 2 year old. From there it's a pretty steady incline up and around the hill so I wore her in a carrier on my back. From the trailhead, it's about 6 miles to nordhoff ridge. We would've liked to get to the top but time wouldn't allow for it today. The views are outstanding. At one point we could see clear to the ocean. Winding up the last portion towards the Ridge is fairly narrow and some parts are kind of gravely but it's mostly just a nice steady incline around the hill. Can't wait to go back!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Great loop trail. Started at Gridley trailhead. At junction less than a mile up took left a couple miles over to Pratt. Up to Nordhodf Ridge, right a mile to summit Nordhoff Peak then another mile to Gridley back down. Switched to Komoot for GPS as it is a better mileage tracker on the fly. 14.65 miles total.

trail running
Monday, May 02, 2016

Easy trail, highly populated. Started at Pratt Trailhead and stayed on Pratt to Fox Canyon, took that down to Shelf Rd and back to the trailhead. Also have taken Pratt up to Nordhoff Tower which is a nice hike, not many people. Great views that way.

Monday, July 08, 2013

Hiked the Pratt Trail → to Firebreak Rd → to Gridley Rd. → to Valley View/Shelf Rd. Began the hike at 7:45 am and finished the in 3.5 hours. The Pratt Trail is very rocky and works the legs and the Firebreak Rd. is hilly. Great hike!

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