Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Ojai with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This must have been an excellent trail before the fire, but the blaze has changed this area drastically. It destroyed the trees and vegetation (though a surprising amount of greenery has re-emerged) which provided shade and something to look at and appreciate while pushing uphill. However, now it’s just a boring grind under a punishing sun. I can tell this trail once had a lot going for it. Hopefully it will again one day soon.

I wouldn't recommend taking your dogs. the rough surface is hard on them if u walk by the river. nice fun hike until my 120 rotty had to carried out 2.5 miles.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is badly burned. The Mountians are stunning but it's a sad hike. There are no signs of wildlife. It's is uphill all the way and extremely strenuous and Rocky. This would be a nice trail when it's not a bone yard. Thomas fire destroyed it.

pretty creek but don't go this way looking for the waterfalls. the topo map shows some way up but probably not what you are looking for.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is overgrown in places, sometimes necessitating up close and personal contact with the bushes on either side, but most of it was a lovely walk zigzagging across the creek (which still has water in it). There’s a good bit of scrambling over rocks, but nothing my wobbly ankles couldn’t handle. Bring extra water—it was quite a bit hotter up there than down by the coast.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. The trail gets a little hard to follow at times.

on Potrero John Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike that was a moderate challenge. We ended up scrambling up the river to the waterfall which was slightly more challenging but beautiful. Met some friendly hikers along the way but most of the time was quiet and serene.

Nice leisure walk

hiking
3 months ago

The place was beautiful. Parts of the trails were washed out but easy to get back to. The creek was flowing when we went and it added to the already beautiful landscape. There was plenty of shade, the trail isn’t flat therefore it’s truly moderate. Kids and most level hikers can hike it.

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.

Hiked today. The surrounding area is fire damaged and the smell of char and smoke still lingers. This is the only trail in the area that I found still open. There isn’t a parking lot so you have to park on the road. With my car, there were only 3 cars! The trail is easy to follow, you will cross a stream a few times so trekking poles are helpful but not necessary. Nice, easy trail.

4 months ago

The trail has a has a sign saying it’s closed. The trail is fine until it turns to single track heading up to the ridge, the trail becomes slidey and quite sketchy in parts, very narrow and lots of sliding shale. Parts of the trail are gone due to the fire and it’s difficult to follow.

Bear tracks found on fire break today!

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

This trail is open

Lots of interconnected trails, some still closed as of 12/1/18 due to the fire. Some trails have been bulldozed to make fireroads/breaks. Burn damage is tragic, but it isn’t too ashy or smoky in the trails that are open.

by far one of the best hikes I've been on in California. beautiful and green, for they most part, but i can't say how the Thomas fire muy have affected it

hiking
7 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.

walking
8 months ago

Gorgeous views, barely anyone there, well marked. Good uphill stretches. You can make the hike harder by moving faster or you can stroll.

walking
8 months ago

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!

Gorgeous trails with many options. The trails are clearly marked but it can still get confusing. We absolutely loved it!

Beautiful great hike highly recommended...

mountain biking
10 months ago

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

on Reyes Peak Trail

10 months ago

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;)

on Potrero John Trail

hiking
10 months ago

Early morning just after a rain had some four legged company alone the way, a family of bears they stayed out in front of me then just disappeared into the brush, very cool.

Hiked this trail 7/22/17 starting from the HWY 33 side. Extremely overgrown in almost all sections. Need to plan a trail clearing project. It's a pretty neat trail other than that, very quite. Would be better to hike it in the Winter when the river's flowing.

Still closed :( The previous poster, Cas Barbier, must have illegally hiked the trail. When I was there though, I saw Rangers at the trailhead.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Lots of poison ivy! Great trail tho! B-e-a-u-tiful!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

great hike. sweeping views.

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

A relatively easy 1.6 miles. Much less water now. However, lots of native plants, trees and animals to see. Several water crossings, some of which could be difficult for a person who has difficulty with that sort of movement.

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