Explore the most popular horseback riding 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.

hiking
9 days ago

fun scenic trail with a bunch of low travel trails, beautiful creeks, and tons of wildlife. full exposure in many parts so bring the sunscreen!

So sad. After 10 years of hiking this wonderful beautiful peaceful full-of-waterholes trail...the Thomas fire of December 2017 followed by flooding on the barren land wiped away any trace of the former well worn trails.
Once you get past the orchards there is no trail.
We saw 6-7 foot high boulders with dried mud on top.There were 8-10 foot wide paths of cracked dried mud where it had forcefully flowed down the hills carrying along whole trees with roots as well as boulders.
We only found two little 1 1/2 deep waterholes about 2 feet long.
No longer a pleasurable hike or place to spend the day sunning and swimming. The rushing rainwater left a path of destruction.

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.

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.

Just hiked here yesterday. It’s starting to get HOT but it was still an awe inspiring experience to turn the corner and be at the base of these majestic rock formations! Definitely will be back, hope to backpack into Sespe.

l would recommend to go all the way to reyes peak for the amazing view.Take enough water and go very early in the morning it may take you almost a whole day round trip. It gets hard at times because of the uphill, but it is very walkable don't get discouraged. battery on my phone died very quickly up there.But it was worth it.

Beautiful especially when you get into the big trees with interspersed boulders. Hike is about 10 miles round trip when you go all the way to Pine Mountain Ridge road.

hiking
3 months ago

Very pretty! Not a very difficult hike -pretty flat. Road to the trailhead was closed so we parked and walked about a mile and a half to the trailhead. Has a couple trail signs along the way.

This was a beautiful, yet challenging hike. Really great views and I didn’t see another soul on the trail. Be warned, however, this hike is closer to 10 miles out and back, which I verified on another website and my own tracking device.

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

Amazing landscape and good condition!

Beautiful views!

Perfect short easy trail that is gorgeous- breathtaking! Do it!

Amazing hike, the waterfall is beautiful! Wear proper shoes for this though

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

Wonderful hike. We set out quite late so didn't make it to the big waterfall. Hiking back in the twilight we heard a large deep growl in the thick vegetation at the side of the trial. I can only think it was a Mountain Lion. Pretty scary at the time but we make it back! Definitely going back in the Spring as I think it will be particularly beautiful then

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.

hiking
11 months ago

will overnight this in the future

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

Saturday, July 15, 2017

great hike. sweeping views.

hiking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

This trail technically goes through private land the rest of the way about a mile or so in when you run into heron ranch. I'm not sure if it's ok to walk through there but we didn't since it said no trespassing. Did anyone else see the sign? We were really looking forward to getting to the waterfall too :(

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Beautiful trail- seems to be a local favorite. The warnings about the poison oak are real. Wear clothing that covers your legs for this hike. I was told that the poison oak is especially bad during this part of the summer. We made it a few miles in but then there was a pass that was so thick with poison oak we could not go through, there would have been no way to get through it untouched so we had to turn around and head back. Hope that this can be better maintained because it's a beautiful trail and we wanted to see more. Lots of creek crossings so wear proper footwear.

hiking
Friday, June 09, 2017

Peut-être que cette randonnée serait plus belle si elle était en meilleur état. On n’a pas pu la finir à cause de la végétation dense qui empêchaient le chemin. C'était bien évident que ça fait tellement longtemps que d'autres randonneurs y sont passés. On a décidé de retourner après avoir fait la moitié ... on est restés au bord de la rivière du début de la randonnée pour se reposer un peu.

love it

short trail. theres a ton of bees and wasps. we were chased for a good while as they wouldn't leave us alone

camping
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

love this trail! great clear water, amazing place to get away for a while.

hiking
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Great hike.

hiking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Love this place!

hiking
Sunday, April 09, 2017

Awesome get away from city life. Great valley view and nature walk. Definitely worth every second but there are decent rivers to cross.

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