Sisar Canyon/Red Reef Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews
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Sisar Canyon/Red Reef Trail is a 12.9 mile out and back trail located near Ojai, California and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
12.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4373 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

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Directions from Ojai: Travel east on Highway 150 for about eight miles to Forest Road 4N15 and park near the locked gate.

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4 months ago

Great views if it's clear. For half of the trail there will be no shade if sunny and there is a steady incline the whole way. I went when it was overcast and hiked through the clouds and ended up with a view of blue skies above and clouds below. Plan to go again on a clear day or night. Trail is in great shape.

5 months ago

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6 months ago

This was my first venture on this trail. I was looking for a good trail run to do some hill sprints... this was perfect! Inclines the whole way up, breathtaking beauty all around, and the view about 2.5 miles up was amazing! Looking forward to doing this one again and seeing a lot more of the trail.

hiking
9 months ago

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hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Turned this into an almost 20 mile marathon. Got to the top gate and took a left on Sisar instead of the trail up figuring I'd make it a loop. Didn't realize how far around that took to get up to where it meets Nordhoff Ridge Road - then a good distance more to get to the top of the trail just under Topa Topa. Was initially going to summit the bluffs but had burned through most of my water. Headed back down the trail (top part great for trail running). Did tear up a heel though which kept me home the next couple of weekends.

hiking
Monday, May 09, 2016

It was a nice beautiful day. Not too hot and a nice cool breeze.

Monday, March 14, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Friday, January 08, 2016

not recommended if it hasn't rained for a bit or for a trail ride, but it's great for outtings with family and rock hopping when there's water.

trail running
Saturday, July 11, 2015

First time on this trail, been meaning to get into more trail running. Road leading up to the trailhead has a small sign, and is next to a little market called Stagecoach Station. The road is a narrow one, goes through a neighborhood so go slow and is barely wide enough for one vehicle. Trailhead is about a half mile up from Hwy 150. Trail is mostly a fire road and isn't very technical as a trail running path but it does go up at over 400 foot/mile climb. We crossed over a couple places where water can flow over although only one had barely enough water while the other was dry - we are in a drought condition in CA. First couple miles was under some tree cover but the next two was in sunlight. We made it to a little over 4 miles from the trailhead to a vista point overlooking the Santa Paula / southern part of Ojai areas, while to the north you look up to the Topa Topa mountains. Pretty incredible, look one way and you're on top of things and the other way you look up from the bottom. Rating it 4 stars for the ease of entry to trail, easy to stay on trail and not get lost, and wide enough for people to hike side by side - running you can do it a little further apart so as not to miss any rock on which to possibly trip over. Less