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Matilija Canyon Trail

Ojai, CA

Matilija Canyon Trail is a 8.4 mile out and back trail located near New Cuyama, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking & walking and is accessible from March until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.

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Cozy Dell Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

My girlfriend and I hiked this trail today and near the beginning there was an audible beep across the creek up on the mountain it was two beeps followed by a two second interval. It peeked my interestest and I wanted to climb the mountain to find out what it was but the terrain was rugged and steep and no clear trail that noise is gonna bug me for awhile any guesses what it might be?

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Matilija Canyon Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

On a hot summer day this is quite a hot hike. With confusing turns across 2 private properties, meeting the friendly guard dog. Then via a fire road into a slim windy trail mountainside that occasionally has small safety concerns. Tons of poison oak or ivy. But the reward are peaceful waterholes near nice camp sites.

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Potrero John Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Not much water in the creek this time of year, but the hiking was fun with not another person on the trail.

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Sespe River Trail
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8 Completed 8 Reviews

This was a day trip for us, my wife and i did a 8.6 mile round trip on the 4th of July. My wife did not like the heat or the bugs. There were a lot of big flies during the day and mosquito in the evening. They didn't bother me that much. There was very little water in the river so you need to bring your own.

I will definitely be going back and I plan on an overnight here when the weather cools down a bit.

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Matilija Canyon Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

One of my favorite hikes I've done so far. It's not too difficult, until you begin the ascent towards Middle Matilija campground, but the climb doesn't last very long. We made it up to the Middle Matilija campground in about 2.5 hours. The campground is awesome - a creek with plenty of running water, a large fire pit and a steel bbq. There is plenty of shade from the large oak trees. The trail is well marked with yellow dots and arrows painted on rocks up to Middle Matilija camp, after that it's not as well marked. To continue on the trail at Middle Matilija campground, continue due North. The trail will seem to be leaving the creek, but it wraps right back around. Overall, I would highly recommend this trail and I will be back here!

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Matilija Canyon Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike! Pretty short if you are planning on backpacking but definitely perfect for a easy trip. Beautiful pool, rock to jump in off of, and a waterfall! Such an awesome spot!

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Cozy Dell Trail
by Michael Simader

11 Completed 1 Reviews

It was an amazing hike. The paths are well maintained and it's a little bit rocky, just the way I like it. This trail obviously connects with other trails in the Ojai mountain area. So you can spend a lot more time in the mountains, than the stated 3 miles would suggest.
You wouldn't believe it, but we encountered a bear close to the sign for the foothill trail on Cozy Ojai Rd. The bear was obviously as surprised as we were. We just turned around and no harm was done to either of us.

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Tar & Sespe Creeks
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Well it's 5/30/2014 as we've had a wonderful rainy season to have lest wise a short lived Tar & Sespe Creek season. Used to live in Newhall area and seen friend or two active on these sites. In reading the one review regarding the officer taking license plates and anyone's drivers license info. down who were there in his presence. To the fact that hiking back there is no longer allowed. It's been since 73 since Ive been there. I'd be willing to participate in a trash haul expetdition as maybe we'd could get passes to get back there to clean up. Even at it maybe taking " A few Days." Back pack some large trash bag's pick and clean it up the best we could in the "time it takes to do a worth wile job. Of course all this done for the "Condor" sanctuary. If the graphite could be covered in the color of the natural rock Light red and beige.? Pictures for the archives and the nice work that we'd of done. Call me I'll volunteer even buy some hefty trash bag's . We should huddle with one of the local rangers as in getting permit and plans
My phone number (707) 395 - 6664. Stillman let's do it.

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Matilija Canyon Trail
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8 Completed 1 Reviews

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Cozy Dell Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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