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Rice Canyon Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.3 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
93% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 366' 112 m
Descent: -235' -72 m
High: 1,099' 335 m
Low: 740' 226 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

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Trail shared by John McKinney

A 2.3-mile long gradual climb following Rice Creek.

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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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The view inside the Nature Conservancy area of the trail. Just beautiful!
Nov 5, 2017 near Meiners…, CA

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