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Rice Canyon Trail

 3.0 (1)

2.3 Miles 3.8 Kilometers


93%

Runnable

366' 112 m

Ascent

-235' -72 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

1,099' 335 m

High

740' 226 m

Low

Shared By John McKinney

Conditions


Minor Issues 89 days ago
bridge burned down in rice canyon at beginning of trail. fenced off but easy to get around with some scrambling if you want. History

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A 2.3-mile long gradual climb following Rice Creek.

John McKinney

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Camping, hunting, fishing, smoking, motorized vehicles, alcohol, shooting, fires, or events are not permitted.

Description

The trail begins at the intersection of a connector trail. From here, head west on the north side of Rice Creek over a paved road (Canal Road) and a bridge over a canal. The trail follows the creek through a gate which takes you into Los Padres National Forest. As you continue to ascend, you'll be rewarded with nice views of Ojai Valley. The trail turns south, passing over a cattle grate and heading back into the preserve. Continue past El Nido Meadow as you descend into Wills Canyon and the junction with the Wills Canyon Trail.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.

Flora & Fauna

The trail passes through oak and sycamore tree groves.

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