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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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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Matilija Canyon Trail
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16 Completed 7 Reviews

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Piedra Blanca Formations
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Super fun family hike. No poison oak, mostly wide and well marked trails. Lots of variety, views, water crossings. Little to no shade so bring plenty of water or save this one for a day it's not too hot. Does require an Adventure Pass from the Ranger Station. The Piedra Blanca rock formations are spectacular once you're upon them. We climbed them up as far as we felt we could safely do so and made it up a good ways. Highly recommend this hike.

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Horn Canyon Trail
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5 Completed 9 Reviews

Popular trail for day hikers. I hiked it with my Scouts. We planned to spend the night at Pine Trees, and not knowing the water situation, we were packed pretty heavy. The good news is a little spring piped into the rear of the camp. The bad news is we carried in a lot of water. But the reward of the beauty at camp was worth all the effort. Great fire pits, benches and plenty of piney shade. Almost paradise for a boy like me.
A good chunk of the hike up is steep and shadeless. So be prepared. Its not an easy hike, but it is a great hike. I will definitely pack lighter...legs were sore for a couple days.

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Horn Canyon Trail
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5 Completed 9 Reviews

Popular trail for day hikers. I hiked it with my Scouts. We planned to spend the night at Pine Trees, and not knowing the water situation, we were packed pretty heavy. The good news is a little spring piped into the rear of the camp. The bad news is we carried in a lot of water. But the reward of the beauty at camp was worth all the effort. Great fire pits, benches and plenty of piney shade. Almost paradise for a boy like me.
A good chunk of the hike up is steep and shadeless. So be prepared. Its not an easy hike, but it is a great hike. I will definitely pack lighter...legs were sore for a couple days.

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Horn Canyon Trail
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5 Completed 9 Reviews

Popular trail for day hikers. I hiked it with my Scouts. We planned to spend the night at Pine Trees, and not knowing the water situation, we were packed pretty heavy. The good news is a little spring piped into the rear of the camp. The bad news is we carried in a lot of water. But the reward of the beauty at camp was worth all the effort. Great fire pits, benches and plenty of piney shade. Almost paradise for a boy like me.
A good chunk of the hike up is steep and shadeless. So be prepared. Its not an easy hike, but it is a great hike. I will definitely pack lighter...legs were sore for a couple days.

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Horn Canyon Trail
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5 Completed 9 Reviews

Popular trail for day hikers. I hiked it with my Scouts. We planned to spend the night at Pine Trees, and not knowing the water situation, we were packed pretty heavy. The good news is a little spring piped into the rear of the camp. The bad news is we carried in a lot of water. But the reward of the beauty at camp was worth all the effort. Great fire pits, benches and plenty of piney shade. Almost paradise for a boy like me.
A good chunk of the hike up is steep and shadeless. So be prepared. Its not an easy hike, but it is a great hike. I will definitely pack lighter...legs were sore for a couple days.

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Potrero John Trail
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43 Completed 4 Reviews

Not so much a strenuous hike but a nice place to bring the tent and camp out next to the stream under the large oak tree. I've said too much! Enjoy the water flowing, and maybe a deer sniffing your campsite in the wee hours of the morning.

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Cozy Dell Trail
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43 Completed 4 Reviews

Driving up the 33 Maricopa to the fruit warehouse, make sure there's no cars coming and park in the large space across the street. This is a gentler hike with interesting rock formations, and nice views at the peak. This will take you to Pratt trail should you have plenty of time and resources. It's about time for another visit with this perfect weather we've been having!

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Murietta Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

I loved it even though we got lost because we where goin to matilija trail and ended doing murieta trail my kids had fun and wet at the river crossing beautiful trail on a warm day

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