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Pratt Trail - Los Padres National Forest
Trail Distance 3.33 Miles

Begin at the trailhead area located off of Signal Street heading north of downtown Ojai. The trail ends on Nordhoff Ridge, one mile west of the old Lookout Tower. The trail's lower section ties into the Cozy Dell Trail (23W26), Foothill Trail, and the Ojai Fuelbreak Road. This system of trails and the fuelbreak provide many different day hike opportunities. The lower end of the trail goes through private property, so please follow the signs and stay on the trail. The short-side trail to Valley View Camp (2800 feet) leaves from the upper section.

Trail Details

  • Trail #: 23W09
  • Wilderness Area: Non Wilderness Area
  • County: Ventura County
  • Ranger District: Ojai Ranger District
  • Trail-head Latitude: 34.46022
  • Trail-head Longitude: -119.25122
  • Water Sources: No Water Available
  • Trail Condition: Kind of Good - Little to no bushwacking and easily followable
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  • Activities & Features:
    • Backpacking
    • Day Hiking
    • Mountain Biking
    • Panoramic Views
    • Wildlife Viewing

Trail Stats

  • Total Elevation Gain: + 3752 feet.
  • Total Elevation Loss: - 695 feet.
  • Overall Average Slope Gain: + 18 %.
  • Overall Average Slope Loss: - 18 %.
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Trail Camps

Valley View Camp (2800 feet)

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Survey Photos:

  • Los Padres Forest Association - 12-21-2014

  • Rick Bisaccia - 09-11-2017

Submitted Trail Reports

Pratt Trail Survey - 09-11-2017 - by Rick Bisaccia
Link: Pratt Trail
Date: 09-11-2017
Surveyor Name:Rick Bisaccia
Trail description:LPFA Ojai group brushed wide from top out on fire road towards ridge road/look out. A hot, cloudy and humid morning.
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Needs some work
Condition details:Some rutting in trail, brush growing over in places, waterbars in good shape

Trail width brushed wide removing much buckwheat and black sage that was about one foot wide in spots--
Pratt Trail Survey - 09-30-2016 - by Christian Olson
Link: Pratt Trail
Date: 09-30-2016
Surveyor Name:Christian Olson
Trail description:The trail is very easy to follow and is well marked. It is slightly over grown in a couple places though. Just to let you know Nordoff Tower is 6 miles one way.
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Good shape and easy to follow
Pratt Trail Survey - 05-29-2015 - by Dan Whelan
Link: Pratt Trail
Date: 05-29-2015
Surveyor Name:Dan Whelan
Trail description:All is good. Very dry. Still water at Valley View, but just a trickle of flow
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Good shape and easy to follow
Pratt Trail Survey - 12-21-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Pratt Trail
Date: 12-21-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Trail description:Bardley of Ojai and the Forest Service in conjunction with Engine 55 repainted, repaired and replanted the trail sign at the Pratt Trailhead.  Great work!
Mode of transport:Array
Trail condition:Good shape and easy to follow

Photo Bardley of Ojai

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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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