Shelf Road Trail

easy 151 reviews
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Shelf Road Trail is a 5.6 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ojai, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 5.6 km Elevation Gain: 125 m Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail. Easy access. Pretty straightforward and not hard to get lost or anything like that. Was a little underwhelmed with the scenery. Kind of bland. But the views of Ojai were breathtaking.

It's a fire road with a little bit of views....

hiking
2 months ago

Easy gentle rise. Beautiful expansive views of the Ojai valley.

walking
4 months ago

Beautiful short walk. overlook along trail majestic

hiking
no shade
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful panoramic views of Ojai and an easy trail!

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

hiking
off trail
scramble
washed out
8 months ago

Thanks so ya I’m him t

hiking
9 months ago

Very easy and fun for anyone

hiking
no shade
10 months ago

hiking
no shade
10 months ago

It has decent views, not the best but excellent considering how easy the trail is to run or hike. The trail has hardly any shade making this trail less than desirable in the hot ojai summer days. This road also branches off into many beautiful trails and I would recommend taking any of those as to opposed to this one. The view of this trail is spectacular, that is until you experience the views of the trails nearby it. I’m going to go out and say, it’s a mediocre, at best, trail that I would only recommend going on if you aren’t to experienced or have hardly any condition to do any harder trails. It’s an ok trail for those wanting to get a sip of the beautiful trails in ojai, I would somewhat recommend this trail.

hiking
Tue Feb 19 2019

Nice easy hike. Full pack- training time!

hiking
Sat Feb 09 2019

One of the best hikes I’ve been on.

Fri Jan 04 2019

Love that you get a great sense of the valley layout and have views for most of the hike. Bonus: options to pickup other trails if you want more exertion.

Thu Jan 03 2019

Nice views and trail. Good for fast paced hike or running.

mountain biking
Sat Dec 08 2018

Lots of ups and downs. End to end about 25 minutes at a easy pace. Watch out for hikers.

Sun Nov 25 2018

Easy trail to hike. Very fine road. However very crowded

hiking
Sun Nov 18 2018

Fun stuff for the boys, parents and dogs. Took our Trail Life Troop 281 out on an adventure

Wed Nov 14 2018

Nice views, can be hot and dry, good idea to take water and a hat.

Sun Apr 01 2018

Nice leisure walk

Thu Mar 15 2018

This hike was perfect for my family. The views are amazing and start almost immediately. Parking is limited and fencing is thin barbwire which was fine for everyone except my 3 year old.

Sun Jan 21 2018

This trail is open, as are the majority of trails in the area

walking
Sun Nov 12 2017

Once you get to the top, the views are gorgeous. Please be aware that I would NOT consider this an easy hike!!! Good luck and bring water!

mountain biking
Sat Sep 16 2017

Nice ride with gorgeous views of the valley. Easily completed in about 30-45 minutes on bike.

walking
Tue Jun 06 2017

great walking trail with view of the valley

hiking
Mon Jan 30 2017

This trail is very suitable for all ages. It is a nice trail if you are just looking for a leisurely walk or run. Also, there are some more difficult trails branching off of the main trail if you are looking for a challenge.

running
Sat Jul 09 2016

Easy but with a nice view of Ojai Valley all along.

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