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Location: Ventura County, about 14 miles east-northeast of Ojai, 85 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Ventura County|
|Forest Service||Los Padres National Forest: Mt Pinos, Ojai and Santa Barbara Ranger Districts|
|USGS Topos||Topatopa Mountains 7½, Santa Paula Peak 7½, Ojai 7½|
|Official HPS Maps
||TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!|
| ||Viewable PDF file - Approximately 2.8 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: Topatopa Bluff, Chief Peak
(Special Permit and
USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 7 miles round trip on road and use trail
- Gain: 1450' total, 1300' out plus 150' on return
- Time: 3-4 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, moderate
Original: Warren E. von Pertz, November 1967
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 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. There is a road with a locked gate on the
west side of the campground. Use the combination supplied with your
permit to unlock the gate and lock it behind you. Note your odometer and
go as follows:
- At 2.2 miles, junction with the Nordhoff Ridge Road (22W15). Turn
- At 3.7 miles, pass through a wire gate.
- At 3.9 miles a saddle with a duck on the south side. This is the
parking spot for Chief Peak.
- At 7.2 miles, fork with a sign "Road Ends 3 Miles". Keep
- At 8.4 miles, a sign "Trail 22W08" and road forks. Take the
main road (right fork).
- At 10.3 miles, a permanent barrier and a sign "Trail 21W08".
Park here (limited parking). There is more parking available 0.1 mile
back on bump 5479'.
HIKING ROUTE 2
- From the parking area (5440+'), hike past the gate east along the road up to
saddle 6040+' and over bump 6204'.
- Go down to the next saddle 6040+' at the
end of the road.
- From here go southeast up the narrow ridge following a
faint use trail up to the summit. The summit is marked by a sign "Hines