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Ventura County Trail Camps


A total of 28 Ventura County Trail Camps are currently available. ×
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Alder Creek Camp - Ventura South Los Padres
2520 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
Access the Alder Creek Camp from Alder Creek Trail (20W11) from the trailhead at Dough Flat trailhead. Dough Flat is 17 miles north of Fillmore on unimproved Forest Road 6N16 (Oak Flat/Cow Spring Road). Vehicle…
Ant Camp South Los Padres
2700 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
Ant camp is a small trail camp located on the trail junction of Bucksnort Trail and the Aqua Blanca Trail in the Sespe Wilderness, the camp is at 2700 feet elevation. The camp is well named…
Bear Creek Camp South Los Padres
2820 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
Bear Creek camp is located on the Sespe River Trail in the Sespe Wilderness. The camp sits near the creek on a sandy bench/beach area, the camp is surrounded by sycamores and cottonwoods. The Bear fire of 1971 originated here. Sespe and Willet hot springs are located down trail from here. Access:…
Beartrap Camp South Los Padres
5000 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Trail Camp
Positioned in the pine trees, Bear Trap camp is located on the Gene Marshall-Piedra Blanca Trail(22W03) in the Sespe Wilderness. The camp is about 5 Miles from Reyes Creek Camp.
Big Cone Camp South Los Padres
1680 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
The camp is located on the Santa Paula Canyon Trail (21W11). The camp is near the falls and gorge of Santa Paula Creek. Named after the Big Cone Spruce trees in the area.
Bluff Camp - Santa Paula Trail South Los Padres
4600 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
Bluff Camp in the Los Padres National Forest is located at the end of the Santa Paula Canyon Trail 21W11, this camp is in the lower part of Timber Canyon.
Buck Creek Camp South Los Padres
4200 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
Buck Creek Camp is located on the Buck Creek Trail (18W01) in the Sespe Wilderness
Cedar Creek Camp South Los Padres
5,080 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Trail Camp
Located on a bench between the South Fork Cedar Creek and an unnamed drainage, Cedar Creek is a fantastic camp under a lush forest of incense cedar and ponderosa pines. There are three fire-rings within the camp and enough room to play some frisbee or spread out should you have a larger group.  Being…
Chorro Grande Camp South Los Padres
6400 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
Chorro Grande Camp is a small primative trail camp located off the Highway 33 up the Chorro Grande Trail (23W05)
Cieneg Camp South Los Padres
3480 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
Cieneg Camp is a primitive trail camp located on the Santa Paula Canyon Trail(21W11) just after the junction with the Santa Paula Peak Trail (20W16).
Coltrell Flat South Los Padres
2312 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
Coltrell Flat is a small camp along the Sespe River and the Sespe River Trail about 10.5 miles downstream from Piedra Blanca Trailhead. This camp is close to Sespe Hot Springs.
Cove Camp South Los Padres
1750 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
Located on the south side of Agua Blanca Creek on a stream terrace. A bend in the creek forms a shallow cove. Large oak trees shade the camp. It is located about 1 1/2 miles down stream from the Big Narrows. It is a good place to camp and day hike up to explore and swim the Big Narrows pools.  It…
Cow Spring Camp South Los Padres
3700 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
Located at the end of the Squaw Flat abandoned road, the camp was the beginning of the Alder Creek Trail (20W11) that descended to Alder Creek. North of the camp, along the trail are large exposures of deep red Sespe sandstone. There is a small seasonal waterfall at the head of Stone Corral Creek.…
Cross Camp South Los Padres
1800 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
A small primitive trail camp located on the Last Chance Trail(21W09).
Deal Junction Camp South Los Padres
1300 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Trail Camp
A small primative trail camp located at the junction of Deal Trail and Rancho Nuevo Trail in the Dick Smith Wilderness.
East Fork Lion Camp South Los Padres
3440 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
This camp was formerly known as Spruce Falls. A short distance up stream is a small waterfall. The area surrounding the camp was burned over by the 1971 Bear Fire but vegetation has erased most of the fire scars. Northeast of Ojai via State Highway 33 for 141/2 miles, Rose Valley Road (7NO3)…
Fishbowls Camp South Los Padres
5200 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Trail Camp
Fishbowls Camp is located near the headwaters of Piru Creek upon Pine Mountain within the Sespe Wilderness.  Named after the series of bowl shaped swimming holes that are upstream from camp, Fishbowls has year round water and is nestled amongst pine trees and sandstone outcrops.  The camp is along…
Gridley Springs Camp South Los Padres
2400 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
A small primative trail camp located on the Gridley Trail(22W05) in the Ojai Ranger District.
Haddock Camp South Los Padres
6080 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
Haddock Camp, technically pronounced 'hay-dock' but commonly called 'had-dik', is located along the upper Piedra Blanca drainage along Pine Mountain in the Sespe Wilderness.  The camp is set amidst towering pine trees in a grassy small flat surrounded by white rock crags.  Haddock is most commonly…
Hartman Camp South Los Padres
2489 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
Hartman Camp is located along the Sespe River Trail about 9.5 miles downstream from Piedra Blanca Trailhead, which is by far the most common access point for visitors.   
Hog Pen Spring Camp South Los Padres
ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Trail Camp
Hog Pen Springs Camp is about 2 miles above Aliso Campground via a jeep trail (27W01) at the junction with Aliso Trail (27W02)
Jackson Hole Camp South Los Padres
2500 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
Located near Santa Paula off the Highway 150 on the Last Chance Trail (21W09) in the Sespe Wilderness. The hole is a hunting and fishing camp which was named for a former mountaineer who often used the site. The falls are up the canyon above the camp. Further up…
Lady Bug Camp South Los Padres Los Padres
4800 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
Lady Bug Camp is a small trail camp located on the Red Reef Trail in the Sespe Wilderness.  No surprise here, but the camp has many ladybugs in and around the area, imagine that?  Very beautiful spot along one of the most spectacular trails in the Los Padres.
Last Chance Camp - Sespe South Los Padres
4300 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
Last Chance Camp is located along the Last Chance Trail in the upper Santa Paula Canyon drainage.  It is a small seldom visited camp with great views down-canyon and up towards Hines Peak and the southern flank of the Topa Topa Moutains.  The camp doesn't have much shade and is hard to get to.
Little Mutau Camp South Los Padres
5200 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Trail Camp
A small primative trail camp located on the Little Mutau Trail (20W10) in the Sespe Wilderness  
Llly Meadows Camp South Los Padres
6,632 ft. • Ventura County • Mt. Pinos Ranger District • Trail Camp
A small trail camp located on the North Fork Lockwood Trail (22W02) in the Chumash Wilderness.
Log Cabin Camp South Los Padres
1510 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
Located on the Agua Blanca Trail (19W10) just past the trail junction of Pothole Trail
Pine Mountain Lodge Camp South Los Padres
6,000 ft. • Ventura County • Ojai Ranger District • Trail Camp
Pine Mountain Lodge (PML) is located in the Sespe Wilderness along the Piedra Blanca - Gene Marshall National Recreation Trail.  It is most commonly accessed from the Sespe River side using the Piedra Blanca Trailhead.  That being said, many people pass through PML doing a shuttle trip from Reyes…
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