Tag: wilderness

Sunday Peak

Sunday Peak Location: Sequoia National Forest near Alta Sierra, northern Kern County. From Lake Isabella, take Highway 155 north for 6 miles to Wofford Heights. Turn left to stay on Highway 155 (Evans Rd.) and follow it for 7.7 miles to Greenhorn Summit. Turn right on Rancheria Road (note the sign for Sunday Peak as…

Sunday Peak, Kern County, CA

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West Fork Lion Falls

West Fork Lion Falls Location: Middle Lion Campground, Los Padres National Forest north of Ojai. From Highway 101 in Ventura take Highway 33 north for 28 miles. Turn right onto Rose Valley Road (about 14 miles past Ojai) and follow it 4.8 miles to a junction. Turn right and drive 0.8 mile to the campground.…

West Fork Lion Falls, Ojai, CA

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Middle Matilija Camp

Middle Matilija Camp Location: Los Padres National Forest northwest of Ojai. In Google Maps, use the address 3970 Matilija Canyon Road for the approximate location. From Highway 101 in Ventura take Highway 33 north for 18 miles, through Ojai. Five miles north of town, shortly before Wheeler Gorge, look for Matilija Canyon Road on the…

Matilija Creek, Ojai, CA

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Parma Park (Santa Barbara)

Parma Park (Santa Barbara) Location: Stanwood Drive, Santa Barbara. From the east, take Highway 101 to the Salinas St. exit (95). Head northwest on Salinas St. for 0.8 miles. At the rotary, take the second exit for Sycamore Canyon Road/Highway 144. Follow it 1.1 miles to its end at Stanwood St./Highway 192. Turn left and…

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Tangerine Falls

Tangerine Falls Location: Montecito, south of Santa Barbara. From Highway 101, take the Olive Mill Road exit (94A) and head north (left if you’re coming from Santa Barbara; right if from Ventura or L.A.)  Go a total of 2 miles (Olive Mill becomes Hot Springs Road along the way) to East Mountain Drive.  Turn left…

Tangerine Falls, Santa Barbara, CA

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Santa Paula Canyon

Santa Paula Canyon Location: Thomas Aquinas College, between Ojai and Santa Paula. From the intersection with Highway 33 in Ojai, take Highway 150 east for 12 miles. Just before the entrance to the college, look for a small, unsigned entrance to a dirt lot on the left side of the road. From Santa Paula and…

Santa Paula Canyon, Ventura County, CA

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Nordhoff Peak

Nordhoff Peak Location: North end of Gridley Road in Ojai. Gridley Road is on Highway 150, 15.7 miles west of the intersection with Highway 126 in Santa Paula and 2 miles east of the intersection with Highway 33 in downtown Ojai. Head north (turn left if you’re coming from the west; right if from the…

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Murrieta Trail Camp

Murrieta Trail Camp Location: Los Padres National Forest northwest of Ojai. In Google Maps, use the address 3970 Matilija Canyon Road for the approximate location. From Highway 101 in Ventura take Highway 33 north for 18 miles, through Ojai. Five miles north of town, shortly before Wheeler Gorge, look for Matilija Canyon Road on the…

Murrieta Creek, Ojai, CA

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Wiman/Old Pueblo/Buena Vista Loop

Wiman/Old Pueblo/Buena Vista Loop Location: Montecito, south of Santa Barbara. From Highway 101, take the San Ysidro Rd. exit (93) and head north (turn right if you’re coming from Ventura; left if from Santa Barbara) for one mile. Turn right on E. Valley Road/Highway 192 and follow it 0.9 miles to Park Lane. Turn left…

Sandstone caves, Buena Vista Canyon, Montecito, CA

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