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Reyes Peak Trail - Los Padres National Forest
Trail Distance 5.61 Miles

Take Highway 33 north of Ojai to Pine Mountain Summit Road (6N06) at highway mile marker 42.50.  Turn right on the road and drive through Reyes Peak Campground.  Continue an additional mile to a parking area at the end of Reyes Peak Road. Hike about 100 yards past the barrier on the old roadbed.

An obscure path leads south off the main trail approximately 1.5 miles to the top of Reyes Peak. Following the main trail, stay on the north slope 4 miles until you reach Haddock Peak. The trail drops steeply to Haddock Camp where water is available most of the year.  the trail ends at its junction with the Gene Marshall-Piedra Blanca Trail (22W03).

Trail Details

  • Trail #: 23W04
  • Wilderness Area: Sespe
  • County: Ventura County
  • Ranger District: Ojai Ranger District
  • Trail-head Latitude: 34.63469
  • Trail-head Longitude: -119.29328
  • Water Sources: No Water Available
  • Trail Condition: Good - Trail is easy to follow and is in good shape
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  • Activities & Features:
    • Backpacking
    • Day Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Panoramic Views
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Wilderness Camping



Trail Stats

  • Total Elevation Gain: + 1870 feet.
  • Total Elevation Loss: - 2160 feet.
  • Overall Average Slope Gain: + 12 %.
  • Overall Average Slope Loss: - 14 %.
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Trail Camps

Haddock Camp 6080 feet

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Survey Photos:


  • Los Padres Forest Association - 03-22-2015

  • Los Padres Forest Association - 03-22-2015

  • Los Padres Forest Association - 03-22-2015

  • Miner - 04-01-2017

  • Miner - 04-01-2017

  • Miner - 04-01-2017

  • bardley - 04-28-2017

  • bardley - 04-28-2017

Submitted Trail Reports

Reyes Peak Trail Survey - 06-01-2017 - by bardley
Link: Reyes Peak Trail
Date: 06-01-2017
Surveyor Name:bardley
Trail description:no trail obstructions.
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note:  the use trail which follows the ridge from Reyes Peak to the junction of the Reyes Peak Trail - about 1 mile from the trailhead at the end of Pine Mtn Road - was used by firefighters during the Pine Fire.  they have remediated their 'damage' by placing cut vegetation over the trail making it somewhat difficult to follow in spots.  remember to stay high while going downhill (or up).
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note;  while at haddock mountain, met two backpackers coming up from haddock Camp.  said trail difficult to follow in spots.  used gps.
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Good shape and easy to follow
Reyes Peak Trail Survey - 04-28-2017 - by bardley
Link: Reyes Peak Trail
Date: 04-28-2017
Surveyor Name:bardley
Trail description:This surveys the Reyes Peak Trail from its western terminus at the end of Pine Mountain Road (aka Reyes Peak Road) to Haddock Mountain.  Several obstructions were found and removed 5.1.2017.  There remains a fallen tree that was deemed too unsafe to try to remove.  It is easily walked around.  There is a fallen tree (fell several years ago) on the trail near Haddock Mountain where the buckthorn (a 15' length of it) encroaches.  Easily passed through or bring a lopper.  There is no water on this trail.
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Good shape and easy to follow
Images:

easily walked around

buckthorn encroaches
Reyes Peak Trail Survey - 04-01-2017 - by Miner
Link: Reyes Peak Trail
Date: 04-01-2017
Surveyor Name:Miner
Trail description:As part of picking up the Pine Mtn fire closure that I had to hike around last fall when completing the Condor Trail, I hiked the trail from Reyes Peak TH to Haddock trail camp.  Trail had patchy snow with snow banks between 3 - 50ft wide. No need for micro-spikes.  Couple of blow downs across the trail, but easy to go around except for a tree that fell lengthwise on the trail as you climb up near Haddock peak.  Areas the fire burned over are not a problem now, but will be in the future with erosion and down trees.  Trail is faint near Haddock Peak and I had to stop and look a little for the trail. When trail goes past the peak and starts to drop down, when it swings back along the north slope, trail very hard to find if not for footprints I saw.  Anytime it heading downhill, It looks like a run off channel rather than a trail.  Once it started down again, became easy to follow though eroded.  Some burned brush still have branches across the trail that need pruning.  Lower down, while easy to follow, the trail ledge on the hillside was narrow due to erosion.
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Needs some work
Condition details:Not hard to follow except for a few short spots.
Images:

Tree laying on the trail a little west of Haddock Peak.

Trail just after I found it again on top switchback on north slope.


Trail eroding down lower.
Reyes Peak Trail Survey - 04-21-2016 - by Josh Batt
Link: Reyes Peak Trail
Date: 04-21-2016
Surveyor Name:Josh Batt
Trail description:Found no markings to identify the trail from Haddock Campground. Trail is in the same condition as last surveyed on 5-15-15.  From Haddock campground to Haddock peak is fully overgrown with thorn bushes for about 1/4 mile before you reach the rock formations. The trail is hard to find near the rock formations below Haddock Peak.  And still several downed pines across the trail on the northern slope of Reyes Peak. 
Bring your hedge clippers!
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Needs some work
Reyes Peak Trail Survey - 05-15-2015 - by Anonymous Surveyor
Link: Reyes Peak Trail
Date: 05-15-2015
Surveyor Name:Anonymous Surveyor
Trail description:Trail condition out of Haddock Campground to Haddock Mountain.  Are at times impassable due to plant encroachment, just after the main incline approach to the rock formation area.  Leading to Haddock Mountain rock pile (ducks) are hard to spot and need to re-worked.  Also I counted about (5) down trees across the trail from Haddock Mountain to Reyes Peak.
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Needs some work
Reyes Peak Trail Survey - 03-22-2015 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Reyes Peak Trail
Date: 03-22-2015
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Trail description:VWR project to log fallen trees across the trail.   The trail was cleared of fallen trees from the trailhead down to Haddock Camp.  As always, a beautiful trail with beautiful views.

Photos: Ranger Rik
Mode of transport:Array
Trail condition:Good shape and easy to follow
Images:

Getting your saw on

Getting your measure on


Getting your view on
Reyes Peak Trail Survey - 11-16-2014 - by John Spiegel
Link: Reyes Peak Trail
Date: 11-16-2014
Surveyor Name:John Spiegel
Trail description:There was no water along the trail (though there was some a mile east of Haddock Campground, between Haddock and Three Mile). The trail was pretty good through Haddock Peak, though I lost it once or twice for just a little bit (I added some more cairns on my way out). The view from Haddock Peak was amazing! Between Haddock Peak and Haddock Campground, the trail was overrun by thornbushes, 2m high in some places. Even with my rain jacket and rain pats (which shed the thorns quite well), I ended up with some scratches. I would absolutely not attempt this without brush pants and a jacket.
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Hard to follow
Condition details:I lost the trail a few times, and between Haddock Peak and Haddock Campground the trail was overrun with thornbushes.
Reyes Peak Trail Survey - 08-31-2014 - by Jonathan
Link: Reyes Peak Trail
Date: 08-31-2014
Surveyor Name:Jonathan
Trail description:Hiked to Haddock camp. The trail along the ridge to Haddock Peak was mostly easy to follow but disappeared a few times under thick, dry pine needle matting and once through rocks; cleared away the pine needles on the trail where present. From the peak to the camp the trail was nearly impassable through the thorn brush which exceeded 2 meters in height most places and completely blocked the trail; we had to force our way through. In places the trail was soft sand on a steep slope and it was easy to lose coming back up. No water any time recently in the creek, we had hiked in our water so plan to bring plenty.
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Hard to follow
Condition details:Overnight at Haddock Camp
Number of trees down:3
People Seen:4
Reyes Peak Trail Survey - 07-05-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Reyes Peak Trail
Date: 07-05-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Trail description:Trail was in good shape thanks to the local efforts of the VWR sawyers.  Once the trail drops from Haddock Peak towards Haddock Camp, the trail gets much worse through that section of  white thorn.  That section needs to get worked in a major way or completely rerouted around it.
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Needs some work
Number of trees down:0
People Seen:0
Reyes Peak Trail Survey - 05-24-2014 - by bardley
Link: Reyes Peak Trail
Date: 05-24-2014
Surveyor Name:bardley
Trail description:traveled 1.6 miles east from the end of pine mtn road / reyes peak road.  removed three downed, trail blocking trees along that route. now clear of downed trees the rest of the way to haddock mtn - based on other returning day hiker's reports.
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Good shape and easy to follow
People Seen:6
Reyes Peak Trail Survey - 05-12-2014 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: Reyes Peak Trail
Date: 05-12-2014
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Trail description:Did not hike past the first downed tree.
Mode of transport:Hike
Trail condition:Needs some work
Condition details:One downed tree about 1/4mile from the trailhead. The tree is approx 24" diameter.
Number of trees down:1
People Seen:0


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