Shelf Road Trail

#18 of 218 trails in Los Padres National Forest
Shelf Road Trail is a 3.5 mile out and back trail located near Ojai, CA and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and mountain biking and is accessible from March until November.

3.5 miles 387 feet Out & Back
camping hiking mountain biking
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Chris Dubeau

2 Completed2 Reviews

Nice view, fun, easy, and great for families. However, don't go on Monday mornings around 9 because you will hear trash trucks and it kills the mood

Alexandra Dubeau

1 Completed1 Reviews

Bree Laubacher

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great trail for families! Our two boys (ages 8 and 5) had no problem keeping up...makes for a fun family

Michael Delgado

12 Completed4 Reviews

Cool beans
Go when the suns starting to set.. Nice views of the vista.. Cool rock formations one around the bin..

Oscar Tadeo

2 Completed2 Reviews

This is a nice hike. It gives you a beautiful overview of Ojai valley. The path is a dirt road about 1.5 miles ( 3 miles round trip). I saw multiple couples that seem near by residents going on a walk.

Sherin Kurian

12 Completed6 Reviews

Easy hike. Not shaded but thankfully it wasn't painfully hot. Amazing beautiful views of the valley. Saw an Eastern Kingsnake halfway down! It was harmless and was merely crossing the path. It does look like a fun trail to bike on as well.

April Gonzalez

1 Completed2 Reviews

awesome easy hike with amazing views of Ojai valley. would be really pretty at sunset.

Whitney Hall

19 Completed4 Reviews

This is a beautiful, easy walking or running trail that overlooks the Ojai Valley. It's easily accessible: just drive to the top of Signal and you're there! It's especially nice early in the morning or towards dusk. The trail is wide and great for dog-walking as well. It meanders up and down the mountain at a gradual pace and passes along orange and avocado groves. There are a few benches along the way where you can sit back and relax and take in the view.