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Location: Ventura County, about 6 miles northeast of Ojai, 107 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Ventura County|
|Forest Service||Los Padres National Forest: Mt Pinos, Ojai and Santa Barbara Ranger Districts|
|USGS Topo||Lion Canyon 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
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| ||GPX file or Google Earth KML file to
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| ||Routes as shown on
CalTopo using the above files (How to use CalTopo)|
Nearby Peaks: Topatopa Bluff, Hines Peak
(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 9 miles round trip on road and cross-country
- Gain: 2300' total, 2200' out plus 100' on return
- Time: 4-5 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
Original: Warren E. von Pertz, November 1967
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- 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 14.7 miles to a road on the right signed "Rose Valley -
4". Turn right.
- Go 3.1 miles to a fork on the right. Turn right.
- Drive into the campground. If you are not going to camp here, park
just outside the campground. If you are camping, there is a limit of two
cars per campsite.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (3450'), hike up a road (22W15) on the west end
of the campground past a locked gate.
- Continue up the road 2.2 miles to
its junction with the Nordhoff Ridge Road (22W07) at 5050'.
left and continue on 22W07 past a wire gate at 3.7 miles.
- Continue to a
saddle at 3.9 miles where the road leaves the ridge and goes down around
the north side of Chief.
- Leave the road on the right side and follow a
faint use trail up the ridge.
- Go over elevation 5471' and down into a saddle.
- Then follow a ducked route around the right side of the ridge and then
left up to the summit.