“A dirt road offering nice views on a long, 12.8-mile, one-way run.”
— John McKinney
Features: Spring — Views — Wildflowers
This trail is suggested as a one-way trek either by using two cars (one at each end), or as a drop-off and pick-up at the end.
Start this trail by joining the paved road heading west. The road turns from paved to dirt in about three miles, just after passing Sulphur Mountain. The trail offers beautiful panoramic views of Ojai Valley and the surrounding mountain ranges, and in the springtime is a wonderful place to enjoy wildflowers. Though this is a long trail (12.8 miles), the majority of it is a gentle downhill from east to west (as mapped), making for a nice day run.
Keep in mind that much of this trail passes along private property, so be sure to stay on the trail.
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Flora & Fauna
Wildlife that may be spotted includes deer, coyotes, bobcats, foxes, rattlesnakes, and tarantulas. For the birders, red-tailed hawks and roadrunners are frequently seen here. Cattle from the local ranches frequent the hillsides and occasionally overtake the road, so use caution when running around blind corners.
In the springtime, wildflowers are prominent; it is common to see lupine, yellow mustard, and California poppies across the landscape.