Looking for a great trail near Ojai, California? AllTrails has 58 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Zuma and Trancas Canyons, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Lake Casitas Rec Area or Dennison Park. Ready for some activity? There are 28 moderate trails in Ojai ranging from 1.8 to 37.3 miles and from 728 to 7,493 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Loved the loop! Recommend start at Pratt and end with Fox Canyon. Shade on Pratt and some of foothill but none on Fox Canyon. Want sunscreen and hat. Careful for snakes. Trail also connects with Lucy so u could end with that instead of Fox. Would recommend for a locals! Didn’t take to long to complete.

This is a great trail with beautiful scenery. The trail travels along the creek, crossing over to one side and then the other as the terrain allows for walking. The first third or so of the trail offers ample shade, but later trees are more sparse and those that are there are badly damaged by a previous fire. Some parts of the trail are overgrown and you have to fight your way through the foliage a bit. The trail is wide enough for one person and is pretty uneven walking terrain, with many rocks and roots. A walking stick and some good hiking shoes are helpful here. We went in the middle of the day, when it was approaching 90 degrees, but the heat was tolerable. The intermittent encounters with water as you cross the creek are pleasant and refreshing.

Go early in the morning. It gets hot. Bring lots of water and a hat. Wear sunscreen. Nice views.

Easy trail with beautiful mountain, chaparral, and river views. There are several river crossings with lined boulders to boulder across if you don’t want to get your feet wet. The water temp. was lovely and almost lukewarm. The lower loop will have you cross private property to re-access the official trail. Stay in the white marked “cross-walks” to stay on-trail (dirt) and off private property. Spouts of shade here and there from oak trees but mostly a sunny walk. I hiked this trail in the evening (4:30pm/early September) and the weather was perfect as was the lighting.

hiking
bugs
no shade
over grown
12 days ago

Soooo faaaaaar. And first and foremost- it should be noted that YOU CAN'T SUMMIT THIS PEAK. The trail map is wrong. And there is a LOT of Poodle Dog bush. We got started at 5:30am and got back to the car at 7pm. Don’t forget to pay the $10 parking fee, as this area isn’t managed by the LPFS and the Adventure Pass won't work. The data on my recording stats are wrong, FYI. We ended up doing closer to 22-23 mi of hiking. Probably moving around 11:30hrs. With the help of the below comments, we found the trail quite easily across the creek. Even in the dark! Where we lost our way was in staying on the Lion Canyon trail. We saw the sign but stayed right where the trail was more defined and ended up at West Fork Camp. Nice camp! Lots of water. A good accident to have, because we ran out of water at the end and headed back there to collect. That is why we added 2 more miles to the hike. This part in the canyon required the most observation of the trail. When you get to the junction of West/East Fork Camps- look for the pink ribbons straight ahead. You need to bushwhack through and should get on the hillside to start ascending. All the elevation is done by traversing. Quite pretty. Once you get on the hillside, the trail is quite straight-forward. A little overgrown and lots of Poodle Dog, albeit totally avoidable with some care. Lots of bugs on the middle portion of the Red Reef Trail. You end up getting to the sign to indicate Lady Bug Camp and that is it. Hines Peak looms above and there is no way to ascend. And there is barely any shade to enjoy your lunch after you make it there.

hiking
rocky
15 days ago

Loved this trail. Only went a mile in because it was way too hot for. The terrain is similar to cozy dell. Easy to navigate but fun with some rocks to climb. Definitely recommend, just know there’s not a lot of shade. Easy to follow.

off road driving
18 days ago

Easy 2wd road. Nothing to write home about, but had some great lookouts, views, and scenery.

Found a google pixel phone dropped in the river crossing shortly after bear creek. If anyone is looking, let me know. Plenty of water left in the creek, especially near Bear Creek Camp. Pretty hot out there this weekend but on the plus side, not a lot of bugs.

Lots of bugs at certain points but that’s what happens when you’re next to a creek. Nice easy trail and the little waterfall at the end is cool. There are some tadpoles and frogs if you walk alongside the creek

Nice elevation gains. They must have just trimmed back the overgrowth so the trail is nice and open now. Just park in the dirt across the 33 from the start of the trail

hiking
no shade
20 days ago

Beautiful sights. No signage

Great trail and pretty scenery! I was really surprised to not see too many people at all on Saturday of Labor Day weekend. It’s gets hot though!!! Go early and leave by noon in Summer. We also could not find the second watering hole and turned around a bit after the rock formations.

hiking
21 days ago

Beautiful panoramic views of Ojai and an easy trail!

hiking
bridge out
25 days ago

It was an amazing loop filled with spectacular views. Must be willing to cross the drainage ditch due to the blown out bridge. Circling back to the creek at the end was an amazing way to close the hike.

Great trail, not too easy, lots of climbing. Do start on the road (counterclockwise). lots of sun but also enough spots with shade and wind. hardly saw other hikers, even though it is Sunday.

hiking
rocky
26 days ago

super easy hike, took like 10 minutes, water was cold and amazing. waterfall was beautiful and worth it :)

B E A utiful.

hiking
bugs
no shade
over grown
28 days ago

mountain biking
bridge out
1 month ago

Good mellow trail but the gates closed due to bridge being out

mountain biking
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

Steep long hike with bike but the ride backs amazing. Real technical and narrow just watch out for the poison oak and you’ll have a blast ripping through this trail.

Very unique, great views of valley if you take the straight way first and come out and down all the cut backs

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