USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: Santa Barbara County, about 15 miles northwest of Ojai, 90 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||Old Man Mountain 7½, White Ledge Peak 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
||TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!|
| ||Viewable JPG file - Approximately 880K|
| ||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: Old Man Mountain
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 33 miles round trip on road and cross-country
- Gain: 3600' total, 2100' out plus 1500' on return
- Time: Variable - at this distance, Route 1 probably becomes a backpack or biking trip
- Rating: Class 1, strenuous
- Navigation: Easy
- Leader Rating: "O", normal conditions
Original: Warren E. von Pertz and Al Campbell, 1967
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Take US 101 freeway to Ventura.
- Go north on 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 Pine Mountain
Summit. Turn left on a gated and locked dirt road. This is the Potrero
Seco Road. Park here.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- Hike or bike past the gate, and go as follows:
- At 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 is
the turnoff for
- At 8.6 miles, gate. Keep straight ahead.
- At 14.1 miles, gate at a road fork.
- From this point (5800'), take the left road fork.
the road 0.8 mile to the summit, which is just west of the road.