Cozy Dell Trail

#10 of 218 trails in Los Padres National Forest
Cozy Dell Trail is a 2.5 mile out and back trail located near Ojai, CA that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.6 miles 1118 feet Out & Back
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Directions from Ojai: This trail takes off from Highway 33 (8 miles north of Ojai) near Friends Ranch Packing House.

Jon Wilcox

1 Completed1 Reviews

Nice trail with some steep sections. Beautiful views from the upper part of the loop. There is a bench at the top of the ridge which is a perfect resting place. Would recommend going around the loop to the right (counterclockwise) to avoid going downhill on the steepest section.

Kathy K.

Nice trail.. Good view on top. Not too exciting.. But good incline. Not technical.

Chris Dubeau

2 Completed2 Reviews

Great view. Fun with friends and family

Graham Fortier

3 Completed3 Reviews

Great hike. Easy to get to, solid incline. Took my partner and I about an hour to do 3 miles, stopping to take pictures along the way. Good view of the ocean on clear days. Popular, lots of dogs and children.

Micheal Swank

1 Completed1 Reviews

great trail. I am a bit out of shape but I would easily say this is a MODERATE TRAIL. The incline was constant and at stair angle. Great view at top and on the way down as well. Glorious trail. Just to echo others on the dog leash thing. Seriously people put em on a leash. Several times had joggers with dogs run up on us and it took several minutes to calm the dog after. I hear you. you're dog is amazing. You don't know what other dogs are like - so for the safety of all use a leash.


1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike! It's fine to skip the circle part; lots of folks did. And it seems it's a popular through trail to somewhere beyond; you can see on the map a dotted line (Cozy Ojai Rd?). Lots of families with kids and folks with dogs (wish they'd keep them on the leash though?!). The extra circle part is very steep but up top you can see the ocean and Ana Capa and the lake Casitas; it's a great view. Be careful of that bench though. It looks not long for this world. To get to the steep part and the circle tour requires a sharp departure left from the seemingly through trail - keep your eyes peeled.

Chad Hornig

11 Completed4 Reviews

Kids loved it. Fun easy to moderate hike. Nice shade and views.

Roy Gonella

4 Completed1 Reviews

The hike to the loop is a nice easy, often shaded rise, on a well-marked trail. The loop was much steeper than expected, but we persevered and were rewarded with an amazing view and a nice resting bench at the top. The loop is about only about ¼ mile up to the top. Loads of birds and quiet solitude the whole way. Highly recommended. We are in our early 60s and did the entire hike in a little over 2 hours. Parking easy to find and sign points across the street to narrow but easy-to-find trailhead.

Emma Regalado

28 Completed2 Reviews

Good trail and very cool with oaks making a canopy over most of trail.

anthony L.

I did 8.16 miles today, saw bear tracks but were old so it eased my mind.