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.

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.

1 month 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.

9 months ago

will overnight this in the future

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

great hike. sweeping views.

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 :(

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.

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Great hike.

Love this place!

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.

Good trail but way too many bugs/mosquitoes. GPX tracks wont lead you to the falls from what I can find and we never made it there.Tons of poison oak along the majority of the trail. We got to a sign stating .5 miles from middle campground but was so overgrown and covered with poison oak we turned around and so did the hikers we came across earlier. Didn't have machete to cut a trail and the higher we got the more RATTLESNAKES we came across on very narrow trail paths with overgrown bush. Swimming through a sea of bugs and poison oak was still fun. At least there are thousands of lizards to kill the GAZILLION swarms of bugs out there right now. I've lived in the desert for 22 years and I have never seen that many lizards/snakes/bugs on one trail. How is this the #1 trail for LPNF?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Very demanding trail due to hardly ever used and often bushwhacking, but that has its rewards, This winter lots of small streams, wildlife and no humans. if coming from the 33 after about 6 miles thees is a Weird clear cut take that right and you will end up on one of the most spectacular cliffs and pools on the sespe. just wear long pants, long sleeves and brush often for ticks, The treerain is amazing and all so diffrent.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

March 18, 2017. Lots of water crossings. a challenge to keep dry. Nice weather, plenty of shade, a great time of year to hike this trail if you don't mind some boulder crossings.

Giving it 4 stars because we got a little lost, off trail. Which was sketch, and i'm an avid hiker so I feel that shouldn't have happened. Look for carins and pay close attention in the beginning. Once we found our way again the trail was AWESOME and so was the ending :)

For an epic experience after winter rains, head west ~5 miles up Matilija canyon to the waterfalls. Look on a topo map for the falls and old road. The owners of the private property allow you to pass through even though the sign says no hiking. It is not an official trail and you have to walk in the water the last mile. The waterfalls this year are the best you will ever see.

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