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)|
(Special Permit and
USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 14 miles round trip on road and cross-country
- Gain: 5000' total, 2500' out plus 2500' on return
- Time: 7-8 hours round trip
- 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 on a gated and locked
dirt road. This is the Potrero Seco Road (see notes below). Go through
the gate, note your odometer and go as follows:
- 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, a big gendarme. Park just before it. Ample parking.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the 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.