USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: Santa Barbara County, about 13 miles north of Summerland, 120 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Santa Barbara County|
|Forest Service||Los Padres National Forest: Mt Pinos, Ojai and Santa Barbara Ranger Districts|
|USGS Topos||Hildreth Peak 7½, Old Man Mountain 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
||TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!|
| ||Viewable PDF file - Approximately 6.5 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)|
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 29 miles round trip on road and cross-country
- Gain: 6000' total, 3000' out plus 3000' on return
- Time: various, depending on whether hiking, backpacking or biking
- Rating: Class 1, strenuous
Original: John Backus, September 1985
DRIVING ROUTE 2
- Take US 101 and SR 33 to the town of Ojai.
- From the intersection of SR 150 and SR 33 in Ojai, go north on
SR 33 for 32 miles to Reyes Summit. Turn left at a gated and locked
dirt road. This is the Potrero Seco Road. Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- Hike or bike past the gate and continue on the road.
- Go 3.4 miles, keeping right at all forks to a cattle guard. Continue straight.
- At 4.9 miles, Don Victor trail on the right. Continue straight.
- At 7.3 miles, fork. Go right.
- At 8.1 miles is a set of large gendarmes marked on the TOPO as "Three Sisters". This
was the previous parking location when driving in was allowed. The summit is 14 miles
round trip from this point, 5000' total additional gain, 2500' out plus 2500' on return.
- From this previous parking area, a dirt road starts and goes west. Follow this
road along a ridge with many ups and downs to a saddle just east of
- Proceed as in Route 1. The summit of Hildreth is visible for
most of this route.