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Reyes Peak Trail is a 1.8 mile out and back trail located near Ojai, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 541 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Camping

Hiking

Mountain biking

Rock climbing

Running

Forest

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Getting There

As of May 2020, hikers report that the road leading to the trailhead is closed.

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

Directions from Ventura: Travel about 40 miles north on Highway 33 to Pine Mountain Road. Drive to Reyes Peak Campground (near the end of Pine Mountain Road) and continue along a rough road to a parking area.

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Jim Costello
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It's a little confusing because the actual (per US Forest Service) Reyes Peak Trail is a 5.5mile connector to the Piedra Blanca Trail at Haddock Camp. At the trail head, one trail immediately heads downhill to the right. That's not the one you want. just past that, another trail splits off from the main trail to the right - this one leads to the peak. if you soon find yourself heading up switchbacks, your on the right trail! We did this trail in the middle of the summer, and it was a nice escape from the heat. Some steep sections and a very short scramble to get to the peak. You are treated with awesome views of the Oxnard plain and the Channel Islands on one side and the Lockwood Valley on the other. Not really wanting to do an out-and-back, my son and I continued on in the same Easterly direction after the peak, on a trail that follows the ridge. Fantastic Views! The trail gets a little faint in spots, but is easy to pick up again. Follow this trail for about 3/4 mile until it intersects the Reyes Peak (Haddock) trail. If you go right, you will eventually intersect the Piedra Blanca Trail. We went left and followed the beautifully shaded, well maintained, mostly level trail back to the trailhead for a 3.4mile loop. Great morning hike!

Travis Wilson
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BackpackingOff trailOver grown

Reyes Peak to Haddock. Most of the trail was easy to follow until you reach Haddock Peak. Descend on the path to the right of Haddock Peak sign and try to follow the trail. Cairns were sporadic, but keep going down and there is a water source. We had to traverse through some overgrown brush across the stream and found Haddock on the other side. Beautiful camp, fire pit with grill. Water close by. I can't wait to go back. For experienced backpackers it's a 4-5 hour hike. The hike back up to Haddock Peak is pretty steep, but it's smooth sailing after that. Bring at least 3 liters of water for a comfortable, hydrated journey

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Issa Abdulhay
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Hiking

Great Trail had decent amount of shade so you aren’t baking in the sun the whole time. There’s a bathroom at the trailhead. Trailhead is around 1.5 miles from campground.

Rhea McClester
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Hiking

Road to campgrounds and trailhead is gated and closed due to the quarantine.

Katie Willis
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Hiking

Be aware that the trail forks and the Reyes Peak Trail isn’t marked (it’s to the right and up the mountain of the marked Haddock Peak Trail)

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Brooke Sheridan
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Hiking

Sept 15 2019 | Fantastic views. Moderate hike, mainly due to the steep incline up.

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Brian Godlewski
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Brian Godlewski
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HikingBugs

Beautiful but steep trail, nice mountain views throughout and at the top. Saw a couple deer and misc other little critters. Bugs were atrocious though! Be prepared. I saw others wearing bug screens and I improvised with a towel over my face that I luckily had with me.

Krys Bojanowski
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Hiking

The trailhead is at the end of a narrow asphalt, then dirt road. Third highest peak in Ventura county easily reached by a 45min. climb. Breathtaking views of two very different climate zones. Note: Pine Mountain Ridge Rd. is narrow and may be problematic if two cars going opposite directions meet. Honk at turns.

Gilbert Dominguez
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HikingRocky

Awesome hike and amazing views. Advise on bringing a lot of water and maybe hiking sticks due to pine leaves on floor make the hike a bit slippery on the way up and down.

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Yuliya Martsynkevich
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Bruce G
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Hiking

it takes longer to drive here. Beautiful hike but stop at Potrero John on the way down for a more full filling day.

Neil Hayes
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Completed the hike today with my dog. The first portion of the hike is very easy, almost flat. Once the trail splits, stay to the right. If you go to the left, you'll end up at Haddock Peak. After the trail split, it leads you up several switchbacks that are relatively steep. The soft ground coupled with fallen pine needles could make it easy to slip. Next time I will bring a hiking stick for extra footing. Once you get to the peak, you'll see large boulders that you can climb on and get an amazing 360* view. It is absolutely worth the hike. You can see the US Geology markings, and there is a red can with lots of paper in it where people sign and date when they completed the hike, as well as share thoughts, poetry, etc. Make sure you plan this hike with some time to relax on the rocks and soak in the scenic views. The only other thing I would mention is that there's several paths. If you're a novice, pay attention and make sure you go back the way you came up.

Sheila Newton
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wonderful views

Jope W.
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I missed this trail. The topo map here is correct but I didn't have it in hand at the time. Five minutes in there is a fork in the trail and the signage is confusing. I took the left and ended up heading toward Haddock Peak which looks fantastic but I was jonesing for the Reyes Peak Summit. I doubled back to the fork and went right along an old road. Pretty views and easy hiking in the sun but turns into a dead end. Next time I will look harder to find 3rd trail which must head up the ridge. Not sure what happened there. Could have been the elevation playing tricks on me;)

Maddog Madden
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Hiking

Great hike went almost to Haddock not hard to follow but very overgrown. The Views are fantastic, the trees and boulders refreshing BUT as of 7/24/2016 this is closed due to a Large fire starting at Haddock.

JE Miller
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Hiking

Visited this trail with my family today for an #OptOutside celebration of the season. The exciting one-lane ridge road to the trailhead dominated our attention. While I navigated the many turns, my family enjoyed the spectacular views. It was clear enough for us to see the Channel Islands. We could even see Santa Rosa! We made it to the trailhead, not quite prepared for the elevation or the cold. So we 'dipped our toes' into the trails, but didn't make an honest effort to get to the peak. At the trail's first fork, the right branch is marked and the left isn't, though it is well worn. The right descends around the mountain a bit. We didn't walk too far before we turned around and decided to take the left trail at the fork. There we found two trains, one that appeared to descend around the opposite side of the mountain and another that went straight up. We took the latter for a bit but soon decided that we'd attempt it another day when we came back to camp.

Jay Cee
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Hiking

Great trail! We did an 8 mile in and back from Pine Mountain campground. Drive to the Reyes Peak trail head unless your looking for the major leg workout! The views are awesome! The campground was spacious and perfect, and plenty of local firewood to burn!

Andy McCaskill
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Hiking

It was a wonderful hike, trail is kept up pretty nicely and has some wonderful little views. campsite as the base is simple and has nice landings for tents. The trail runs near a creek but at this time of the year the water was very little so bring lots of water. I only went to Upper Reyes trailhead since I ran out of time. I am planning on going back for a weekend and hike a bit more. Before coming into the campsite itself is Camp Scheideck Bar. I've heard it's a great little spot and has live bands every so often. They were closed when I was there.

Valerie Norton
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Hiking

The views from Reyes Peak are exquisite. The rugged face of Haddock to the east looks as if something has been torn from the land leaving this ragged, vertical edge. Off to the northwest, there's something about Lockwood Valley and the tiny mountains beyond it that is just hypnotic. However, Reyes Peak Trail does not actually go up Reyes Peak. The trail officially starts from the road a short way after it is blocked and continues around the north side of the peak, over Haddock, then drops like a stone down to Piedra Blanca National Scenic Trail. The trail is fairly good to Haddock Peak and becomes little more than a game trail after it. Cairns help to keep one to the trail until it starts down between bushes with terrible thorns that leave little doubt as to where the trail is, being the only passable route. It is easier to follow in the lower elevations after the hillside of thorns. To go up the peak, take the use trail that starts up the mountain to the right a few steps after the trail breaks off the road to the left. A second, much smaller, use trail travels down the east side of the mountain to rejoin the real trail. There are a number of false peaks along the way before the real peak, which has some debris from a lookout destroyed in 1932. Pine Mountain Ridge Road is closed "winters", which includes the spring day I went. I went up Chorro Grande for access. Snow was still on the trail, with some drifts quite deep, to make route finding a little more challenging, but, well, what a view.

Shawn Lee
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Camping

This place is simply amazing...a must see, plus the road getting there is a great drive!!!!! Bring lots of water in the summer....best times are late fall early spring and winter also...it gets pretty hot during the summer. It is certainly worth the drive and you can hike in any direction for miles.....from mountain climbing to scenic trail walks in the trees and boulders.......very impressive place to hike or camp......definatly out in the sticks and the night sky is unbelievable...far far from light polution...... From many scenic drives to camping and hiking...this is a off the beaten path eden! I cant recomend this place enuff.....

Lindsey User
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Cynthia D.
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Chris L
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Natalie Sollock
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Shelby Kivela
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janice T
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Tom Poirier
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Tiffany Halvorsen
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