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Location: Ventura County, about 11 miles east-northeast of Ojai, 82 miles from Los Angeles
|Auto Club||Ventura County|
|Forest Service||Los Padres National Forest: Mt Pinos, Ojai and Santa Barbara Ranger Districts|
|USGS Topos||Santa Paula Peak 7½, Topatopa Mountians 7½, Ojai 7½, Lion Canyon 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: Chief Peak, Hines Peak
(Special Permit and USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
- Distance: 2.0 miles round trip on trail
- Gain: 1000'
- Time: 1-1 1/2 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, easy
- Navigation: Easy
Original: Frank Dobos, December 1993
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".
- 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 3.9 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 left.
- At 8.4 miles, a sign "Trail 22W08" and road forks.
Stay on the main road (right fork).
- At 10.3 miles, a permanent barrier and a sign "Trail 21W08". Park at
a large area 0.1 mile back on bump 5479'
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area, cross the road and hike east up Topatopa Bluff's
west ridge, following a steep but marked and maintained Forest Service trail.