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06E

Lizard Head

5320'+
(UTM 730423)

Location: Santa Barbara County, about 21 miles north-northwest of Ojai, 170 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto ClubSanta Barbara County
Forest ServiceLos Padres National Forest: Mt Pinos, Ojai and Santa Barbara Ranger Districts
USGS ToposCuyama Peak 7½, Rancho Nuevo Creek 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable PDF file - Approximately 3 megs
 GPX file or Google Earth KML file to download to GPS units and other map software (How to use GPX and KML files)
 Routes as shown on CalTopo using the above files (How to use CalTopo)

Nearby Peaks: Cuyama Peak (LO)

ROUTE 2 - Rancho Nuevo Creek

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: 16 miles round trip on trail and cross-country
Gain: 2600'
Time: 10 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, very strenuous

Original: Luella Martin

DRIVING ROUTE 2

NOTE: Ordinary vehicles should park near the gate (just west of SR 33). Parking Here adds about 3 miles round trip and 1.5 hours to the hike. If the gate is locked, this implies that there is high water in Rancho Nuevo Creek and that the hike would be much more difficult.

HIKING ROUTE 2

SPECIAL CONDITIONS, ROUTE 2

Route 2 description is based on a trip just after the 2007 Zaca fire, when hiking conditions were excellent.

The dominant vegetation along the Rancho Nuevo trail is wild roses which, if high and thick, can make hiking miserable. The climb along the ridge is apt to be very brushy when the brush grows back after the fire.