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N. Fork Matilija Trail 23W07

Ojai, CA

N. Fork Matilija Trail 23W07 is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ojai, CA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

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Rose Valley Falls
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Gridley Trail
by Erika Dahl

24 Completed 0 Reviews

This is my go-to trail most days, especially on weekends since there are less people than other trails in the area. Not much shade so it can get pretty hot. My dog loves it (most people have dogs off leash). Took the trail up to the campsite which is a moderately steep rocky trail. Took it up to Nordhoff Tower also which is moderately difficult.

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Horn Canyon Trail
by Erika Dahl

24 Completed 0 Reviews

Great trail, lots of sun, a few water crossings, and nice view from the pine tree campground. Easy/moderate trail, not too many people during the week. My dog loves this trail.

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Pratt Trail
by Erika Dahl

24 Completed 0 Reviews

Easy trail, highly populated. Started at Pratt Trailhead and stayed on Pratt to Fox Canyon, took that down to Shelf Rd and back to the trailhead. Also have taken Pratt up to Nordhoff Tower which is a nice hike, not many people. Great views that way.

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N. Fork Matilija Trail 23W07
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2 Completed 0 Reviews

Great hike, we started at 9am not may people on the trial until about a 1/2 a mile past the lower camp. We came across two very large groups of 15 or more. Had to wait for them to pass since it's a narrow trail.
Lot's of shade so it made it a very nice hike. We hiked to the mid campgrounds.
Tip I highly recommend wearing long pants and long sleeve shirt due to TONS TONS TONS of poison oak.

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Foothill Trail
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4 Completed 0 Reviews

We used this as a secondary trail after Shelf Road Trail. The initial ascension is a bit steep if you aren't fit and looking forward to some uphill travels, but it is by all means doable and zig zags so you can take breaks as needed.

The views are beautiful and the foliage is vibrant! There were portions that had quite a bit of bees but as long as you don't go out of your way to kill them, they should not bother you. Almost no trash from what I recall, which I absolutely love and appreciate; let's keep it that way!

-Raymond

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Shelf Road Trail
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4 Completed 0 Reviews

The parking is very limited, but I think that's part of what makes it more enjoyable. Definitely crossed paths with a handful of people but it never felt over saturated.

I enjoy that you can walk or run this trail and still have a great experience. As mentioned with other trails I've reviewed, I enjoyed that you can either knock the trail out and head home, or you can use this trail as a warm up and head to one of the other trails. We used this one to head for Foothill trail and ended up hiking way longer than expected.

There are adequate amounts of signage, so just go with the flow and hit whatever you have the time and endurance for.

-Raymond

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N. Fork Matilija Trail 23W07
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Been here many times, it's always a pleasure going back, Matilija Falls.

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Cozy Dell Trail
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2 Completed 0 Reviews

Great trail to take my two dogs up. One rather steep hill but nice on the way down

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Ventura River Preserve Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

I like to call this a nature walk, it's my favorite!