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Address: Ojai, CA
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Scenic 35-mile river run with a Class V rating.

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Great hike

Anyone can do this one. The whole trail is long (8miles), but we only did the portion to the white rocks which is about 2.5 mile round trip. So you can choose which way to go... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 June 2016
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Anyone can do this one. The whole trail is long (8miles), but we only did the portion to the white rocks which is about 2.5 mile round trip. So you can choose which way to go, there are lots of options with nice views.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is a nice family trail and a nice backpacking trail as well. If you go to this trail at the right time of year preferably after a good rain you can find that the river is full of water and if the water level is high enough for a long time the native rainbow trout spawn and come out.... More 

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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

Hiking the Sespe River is great fun. Seems it is not well known as ee pretty much always have it to ourselves. Very dry these days as is most of California.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

We got to the creek from the Piedra Blanca Trail head. We were there in August and the creek was bone dry. The river bed is filled with many trees and it is quite picturesque. The trail is well marked and well maintained. The Los Padres National Forest is pretty massive and this trail shows off the eastern side of... More 

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1 Thank Ronn B
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Reaching the Sespe Creek was the best part of the hike. We had a little swim and enjoyed cooling down. I would advise to go really early in the morning because there is pretty much ZERO shade and it gets pretty hot after 11 in the summer. Wear a hat! Over all it was a beautiful hike with a great... More 

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1 Thank Margaux V
Ventura
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

What a great hike. It was a little off the beaten path and somewhat of a hard hike, but well worth it.

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Cayucos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

I drove to the Sespe Wilderness (Los Padres National Forest). I hiked to Mutah Flat. It was a gorgeous spring day. I love this area. It is so amazing that land like this is in southern California. I took a 3 mile hike to an amazing Chumash rock art site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

Hard to get too. a choice of hikes to be made for all ages. Just nature at it's best. Have good shoes and watch for snakes.

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