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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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Horn Canyon Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful hike with an abundant variety of colors and foilage

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N. Fork Matilija Trail 23W07
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The matilija canyon area is gorgeous. So nice to have such raw nature and big mountains near Ojai. The waterfall isn't until the upper matilija campground area (we only made it to middle matilija, which was 6+ miles). That said, the creek was full and running and made for nice scenery. Not much elevation gain and not too strenuous but nice for a weekend afternoon outside. The low point of the trail is that it is overgrown in some areas and there are lots of plants that look like poison oak (wearing long pants on this one is probably best). Would definitely come back but not an all-time favorite given the great hiking in the carp/sb/Ojai area.

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Horn Canyon Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Went here on a Wednesday afternoon and I only saw one other person. I really enjoyed the trail, it's not too far to get up to the pines but the elevation is tough! At first I couldn't find the trailhead and didn't realize you had to drive onto school grounds to find it. Overall a beautiful hike and my dog loved it as well. A friend of mine told me this trail is also notorious for rattlesnakes too, so be careful with dogs/kids.

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Ventura River Preserve Trail
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8 Completed 2 Reviews

There are several trails and loops in the preserve, Wills Canyon, Fern Grotto, Rice Canyon, Chaparral Ridge
I'm not finding any of them listed separate on AllTrails just this listing . So I'm telling you to check em out.

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Sespe River Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful, easy trail with lots of great spots to take a dip.

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Sespe River Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful hike out to Sespe Hot Springs. I counted about 10 river crossings along the way. Beware while exploring near rock piles - I saw (and heard) the largest rattler I have seen in my life when I got too close to one. This place feels truly wild. Recommended reading for the trip is the book "The Sespe Wild."

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Gridley Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful views of the Ojai Valley below. The trail is well defined and very easy to follow. Mostly the trail is covered in small sized rocks which keeps your attention to your footing. At the trail head it states 2.75 miles to Gridley Springs. At 2.75 I came across a dry Creek and an old horse trough. No signage at this point stating you have arrived at the trail camp but there is a old hitching post and evidence of previous campers. The mountains which surround the trail make the hike well worth the accent up to Gridley Spring.

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Sespe River Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I love this trail and hate it at the same time. Definitely a winter trail unless you like having your skin melt away in the summer.

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Lockwood / Miller Jeep Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a great beginners trail! Lots of fun and a few bonus lines for more advanced drivers.

I have lead stock 4x4s through this trail with little difficulty. There are a few sections where spotting is needed for inexperienced drivers and occasionally a quick tug with a strap. I run with Infectious Off-road and we are always willing to come out and lead people through a trail so hit us up if you are looking for a trail buddy.

The track this app shows be default is just the Lockwood loop that drops you back onto Mulhardt rd. If you want to run all of the Lockwood/Miller trail you will go over 2 mountains and it will drop you off on Gold Hill rd in the Hungry Valley OHV park. I uploaded my gps track to this post and will report it to the admins.

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Horn Canyon Trail
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2 Completed 3 Reviews

Did this Mothers Day. Went almost up to Nordhoff Ridge Road but was getting socked in with visibility down to 25 yards. Didn't know if trail behind was also fogged in. Wasn't - great tough hike about 8.5 miles RT. First one I have done in a while. Loved it. Not a sole til I was halfway back down from Pines Campground. Overcast was a plus.