Topatopa Bluff Trail

HARD 11 reviews
#132 of 165 trails in

Topatopa Bluff Trail is a 16.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ojai, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

16.7 miles
5,318 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips



wild flowers


8 months ago

I really enjoyed this hike. It was 9.1 miles to the top and my total trip was 18.9. Needless to say, I took a wrong turn and had to do a little backtracking on the way down. Bring plenty of water and food/snacks for the trip. Also, I slowed down a lot around the overgrown areas after reading previous reviews of someone seeing a couple of rattlesnakes. No snakes on this trip. Pro tip: Bring an extra battery pack if you want to keep your phone charged to track the entire hike.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

This trail is gorgeous but HARD.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Watch for rattlesnakes! A fellow hiker was nearly bit in the face as he was ducking under a tree branch - when he came eye to eye with a young rattler. On the decent, there was a mature rattler RATTLING at us from the edge of the trail. But it's a gorgeous hike and a great workout. I have NO idea why this is rated at moderate.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Big time hike. Bring lots of water and snacks

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Are you allowed to mountain bike this trail?

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Nice steady incline. Great way to spend a day!! Great elevation changes

Sunday, February 21, 2016

This is a good 7 to 8 hour hike. That is from the end of Sisar canyon road. If you have a low clearance vehicle you will need to park by the water towers with a truck or suv you can get to the trailhead a half mile in.

1 month ago

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016