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Mt. Pinos Ranger District Hiking Trails

Backpacking and Hiking Trails in Mt. Pinos Ranger District


A total of 28 Mt. Pinos Ranger District Hiking Trails are currently available. ×
Aliso Trail - 2.26 Miles
27W02 • Non Wilderness Area • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
Aliso Trail connects the Seirra Madre Road (32S13) to Hog Pen Spring Road (10N04) and Hog Pen Campground and Hog Pen Spring. This trail starts at Aliso Peak as a 4-wheel drive road to Hog pen Spring then on up…
Blue Ridge Trail - 3.26 Miles
23W28 • Non Wilderness Area • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Kern County
The Blue Ridge Trail is a 3.26 mile trail in Kern County . This trail seems to be more of a dirt road that follows the ridge.  Please let us know if you have explored this trail recently.
Boulder Canyon Trail - 4.75 Miles
23W03 • Non Wilderness Area • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
The Bolder Canyon Trail can be accessed either from Pine Mountain Campground or from the HWY 33 at the Ozena Station, the trail climbs steeply from Ozena which is at 3500 feet elevation asending up to the summit and Pine Mountain Campground at 6500 feet.…
Buck Creek Trail - 11.10 Miles
18W01 • Sespe • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
This trail is located Spectacular views of the surrounding environment are awarded to the hardy outdoor enthusiast. On this trail, steep canyons, dense stands of big cone douglas fir and rugged peaks await the visitor. Ventura County . There are no stoves. Nearest supplies are at Gorman, approximately 16 miles.
Bull Ridge Trail - 6.34 Miles
26W01 • Non Wilderness Area • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Bull Ridge Trail climbs up to Salisbury Potrero Campground, just after the camp the trial intersects with the Salisbury Canyon Trail, the trail then leads out of the potrero and up to the Sierra…
Cedar Creek Trail - 5.80 Miles
21W10 • Sespe • Ojai Ranger District , Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
A beautiful trail located in the Sespe Wilderness, the trailhead is located on Thorn Medow Road (7N03B) a short side road off Mutah OHV Road (7N03.2). The Cedar Creek Trail connects Thorn…
Deal Connector Trail - 0.83 Miles
24W09 • Non Wilderness Area • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
The Deal Connector Trail is a short connector trail just outside the Dick Smith Wilderness, located in Ventura County. The trail starts from the Highway 33 and then joins with the Deal Trail (24W04) after 1 mile.
Deal Trail - 6.10 Miles
24WO4 • Dick Smith • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
The Deal Trail is a 6 mile trail that is partially in the Dick Smith Wilderness, in Ventura County. The trail begins from Highway 33 and the completes at the Rancho Nuevo Trail (24W03).
Exploration Trail - .30 Miles
21W04 • Non Wilderness Area • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
A very short day hiking trail at Mc Gill Campground. The trail climbs up a small hill, a bench is located at the end of the trial which has a great view of Cuddy Valley. 
Fishbowls Trail - 7.79 Miles
21W05 • Sespe • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
The Fishbowls Trail is a scenic 7.79 mile trail in the Wilderness in County. The trailhead is located off Grade Valley Road (Mutah OHV Road (7N03.2)) at , Ventura County . The trail connects the Grade…
Jackson Trail - 4.45 Miles
27W05 • San Rafael • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
It was named after Mr. Jackson who ran cattle in the late 1890's on the Potreros on the crest of the Sierra Madre Mountains. The Jackson Spring is near the top of the climb the trail makes from Ed Montgomery's homestead on the Sisquoc River up to Montgomery Potrero…
Johnston Ridge Trail - 9.30 Miles
20W12 • Sespe • Ojai Ranger District • Ventura County
The trailhead is near Mutau Flat, located in the Mt. Pinos Ranger District. After a rolling three miles, the trail drops steeply into Hot Springs Canyon. There is no water and little shade along the first seven miles of the trail. After 8.5 mile from the trailhead, a side trail leads into Hot Springs…
Judell Trail - 4.90 Miles
26W05 • San Rafael • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Judell Trail descends from Santa Barbara Potrero into the San Rafael Wilderness to its terminus at the junction with the Sisquoc Trail.  The trail has seen quite a bit of LPFA and VWR attention after the 2007 Zaca Fire but sees little traffic.  As a result you should expect the trail to be very…
Little Mutau Trail - 6.29 Miles
20W10 • Sespe • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
The Little Mutau Trail is a remote 6.29 mile trail in the Wilderness in Ventura County . The trail connects the Johnston Ridge Trail (20W12) and the Alamo Mountain Road (8N01.3). Little Mutau Creek flows…
Mcgill Trail - 3.65 Miles
21W02 • Non Wilderness Area • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
An popular mountain biking trail located on Mt. Pinos, this trail has great views of Cuddy Valley. The trail head is located off Cuddy Valley Road at , just pass the Y in the road. You can also start from Mc Gill Campground.
Mcpherson Trail - 3.35 Miles
27W01 • Non Wilderness Area • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Mcpherson Trail is a scenic 3.35 mile trail in Santa Barbara County. The trail connects the Lost Valley Trail – Ventana Wilderness (4E08) and the North Coast Ridge Trail (3E10). The mountain was named for a pioneer family of several members who homesteaded in the area at a early date. A communication…
Mt Pinos - Tumamait Trail - 4.49 Miles
21W03 • Chumash • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
This trail runs along the crown of the mountain from Mount Pinos to Cerro Noroeste, Mount Abel, passing Sawmill Mountain and Grouse Mountain. Vincent Tumamait was a Chumash elder who died a short time ago and the trail was named after him.
North Fork Lockwood Trail - 6.17 Miles
22W02 • Chumash • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
The North Fork Lockwood Trail is a 6.17 mile trail in the Wilderness in Ventura County . Lockwood Creek North Fork Trail (22W02) starts at the Three Falls Boy Scout Camp in Lockwood Valley. This is a very steep trail. It is better to hike in from Mount Abel via the Mt Pinos - Tumamait Trail 21W03 aat…
Piedra Blanca Trail - 16.32 Miles
22W03 • Sespe • Ojai Ranger District , Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
The Gene Marshall-Piedra Blanca Trail is a National Recreation Trail, The trail can be accessed from four locations: The Piedra Blanca Trailhead at the end of Rose Valley Road, Reyes Creek Campground, Cedar Creek Trail…
Rancho Nuevo Trail - 5.26 Miles
24W03 • Dick Smith • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
The Rancho Nuevo Trail is a senic 5.26 mile trail in the Wilderness in Ventura County . In 1889 Ramon Ortego received a homestead Patent for property on the Potrero that he had been living on for a number of years. Ramon was a descendent of Jose Ortego who came with the Portola expedition of…
Raspberry Trail - 0.57 Miles
23W42 • Sespe • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
Wild raspberries grow near the spring on the north face of Pine Mountain which gave this area its name. The campground is located about 1 1/2 mile down a steep trail starting at the west end of Reyes Campground. Water is available from the spring.
Rocky Ridge Trail - 5.54 Miles
27W04 • Non Wilderness Area • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Rocky Ridge Trail is a scenic 5.54 mile trail in the Wilderness in Santa Barbara County. The trail has great views of the Cuyama Valley and the Caliente Range while you climb up to the Sierra Madre Road and the Painted Rock Camp. Please let us know if you have explored this trail recently.
Salisbury Canyon Trail - 4.63 Miles
22W15 • Non Wilderness Area • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Salisbury Canyon Trail is a scenic 4.63 mile trail near Cuyama. The trail climbs up to Salisbury Potrero, This Potrero are located north of Sierra Madre Road and south of Sulfur Springs Canyon. It is a very isolated area.
San Emigdio Mesa Springs Trail - 5.71 Miles
22W21 • Chumash • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
The San Emigdio Mesa Springs Trail is a 5.71 mile trail in the Wilderness in Ventura County . The trail connects the Toad Springs OHV Trail (22W01) to Puerto Del Suelo Peak - 7708 feet and the…
Santa Barbara Canyon Trail - 6.92 Miles
25W02 • Dick Smith • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara Canyon heads south from the trailhead at the old Willow Flat Campground.  The trailhead is marked by a turnout on the righthand side of the road next to a juniper tree.  The trail starts there, crosses the creek and immediately enters the Dick Smith Wilderness.  The trail meanders along…
Stonehouse Trail - 3.97 Miles
20W35 • Sespe • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
The Stonehouse Trail is a creek side 3.97 mile trail in the Wilderness in Ventura County . The trail connects the Johnston Ridge Trail (20W12) to the Piru OHV Trail (20W07). Please let us know if you have explored this…
Sweetwater Trail - 6.76 Miles
27W06 • San Rafael • Santa Lucia Ranger District • Santa Barbara County
The Sweetwater Trail is a 6.76 mile trail in the Wilderness in Santa Barbara County. The trail connects the Sierra Madre Road to the Sisquoc Trail (30W12). Sweetwater Canyon was so named because the creek water…
Thorn Point Trail - 3.46 Miles
21W07 • Sespe • Ojai Ranger District , Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Ventura County
Thorn Point is located in the Sespe Wilderness, within the Los Padres National Forest.  About 20 miles southwest of Frazier Park, 90 miles from Los Angeles. This peak has a Lookout tower is very weathered has seen better days, but the tower…


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