Shelf Road Trail is a 3.5 mile 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.
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.
Easy but with a nice view of Ojai Valley all along.
The parking is very limited, but I think that's part of what makes it more enjoyable. Definitely crossed paths with a handful of people but it never felt over saturated.
I enjoy that you can walk or run this trail and still have a great experience. As mentioned with other trails I've reviewed, I enjoyed that you can either knock the trail out and head home, or you can use this trail as a warm up and head to one of the other trails. We used this one to head for Foothill trail and ended up hiking way longer than expected.
There are adequate amounts of signage, so just go with the flow and hit whatever you have the time and endurance for.
Easy and beautiful. Nice for a quick walk.
beautiful views... love the off trail path.
Great easy hike with amazing views of the valley!! Fun to do with family and dogs.