Explore the best hiking 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.

trail running
3 days ago

This trail gave me a workout! I read reviews before coming and they were pretty spot on except how to identify the entrance because I didn't see any. As previously mentioned parking is limited. I thankfully found a spot when I got there today. As we haven't seen much rain, the trail is dry and had a lot of flies at some spots along the trail.

Crazy hot and dusty, and I didn't bring enough water!

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

Always a great hike challenging because of distance and elevation gain but such a great trail

i sure never made a loop. wasn't comparing with the map bc the trail was super clear. hit 5 miles and was nowhere near where i started, so i looked at my location on the all trails map and was way off the path. i retraced my steps and found myself synced back with the AT map, but truly can't figure out where i could have gone wrong.

Backpacked the Lion Canyon Trail (which ends at a road weirdly enough) and explored the East Fork and West Fork camps. We camped at the West Fork, but some of the camping spots are over grown with thorny vines and fallen trees. Both water falls at the forks were dry, but we are excited to return after rain. West Fork had a bit of water, thus our reason for staying, but East Fork is the more stunning and spacious ground. Beautiful Canyon! Parts of the trails are slightly over grown, but didn't require any crazy bush whacking. LOTS OF POISON OAK! However, the wildlife was amazing! Owls, lizards, skunks, hawks, spiders, etc. There is also a connector trail to the Rose Valley Falls, which we understand to be spring fed, so that is worth checking out as well. We were almost completely alone for 48 hours, until three day hikers came to explore the East Fork Falls. We had the whole canyon to ourselves essentially! If you don't mind a few thorns in your socks, this place is definitely recommended,

hiking
16 days ago

great morning workout with beautiful views and vantage points.

Wonderful trail and plenty of water at the pond 5 miles in.