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White Ledge Camp - Red Reef Trail South Los Padres National Forest

  • Camp Type: Trail Camp
  • Topo Map Link: Santa Paula Peak
  • Elevation: 3905 feet
  • Wilderness Area: Non Wilderness Area
  • County: Ventura County
  • Ranger District: Ojai Ranger District
  • Longitude: -119.123
  • Latitude: 34.488
  • Water Sources: creek
  • Length of Stay: 14 Days
  • Reservations: Trail Camp

Recent Water Reports:

Date Surveyor Water Report
11-05-2017Anonymous SurveyorFlowing
03-18-2017BSA T-119Flowing
11-26-2016Los Padres Forest AssociationDry
04-20-2016Drew SmithTrickle
02-15-2016J CupariusTrickle
11-21-2015Los Padres Forest AssociationTrickle

Description:

Park along north side of Highway 150 adjacent to Summit School. Respect private property. Hike one mile up Sisar Road to Forest Service locked gate. Hike another 3.3 miles until the Red Reef Trail leaves the road at a switchback. (If you stay on the road, you will reach Nordhoff Ridge after 4.5 miles).

Follow the trail for one mile to White Ledge Camp which offers three streamside sites set in a thick stand of laurel trees beside a year-round stream. The trail climbs steeply another 1.7 miles to Hines Peak Road. Turn right (east) and go .6 miles to the Sespe Wilderness boundary at the steel pipe barrier. Continue east for 2.4 miles to where the old road ends beyond its junction with Last Chance Trail (21W09), northwest of Hines Peak.

Ladybug Camp is 2.3 miles northeast from the ridge and is shaded by big cone Douglas-firs. Ladybug Spring is about 600 feet south (uphill) from the camp and has year-round water. This area is a famous overwintering spot for ladybird beetles. After 5.6 miles, the trail ends at the junction with the Sespe River Trail (20W13). Continuing east (right) you’ll reach Willett Camp after 1.3 miles and Sespe Hot Springs after 6.7 miles. Hiking west (left) takes you to Piedra Blanca Trailhead after 9 miles.

-Forest Service Description

Survey Photos:


  • BSA T-119 - 03-18-2017

Submitted Camp Reports

White Ledge Camp - Red Reef Trail Survey - 11-05-2017 - by Anonymous Surveyor
Link: White Ledge Camp - Red Reef Trail
Date: 11-05-2017
Surveyor Name:Anonymous Surveyor
Camp Description:Was a 5 mile hike up to white ledge from trailhead.  There are 3 campsites and beautiful tree coverage over the whole campground.  Water was flowing good. Not heavy, but good enough to use Sawyer purifier. 
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:it was flowing nicely, not heavy, but enough to use water purifier
Weather Conditions:rained on Sat night, 68 degree
White Ledge Camp - Red Reef Trail Survey - 03-18-2017 - by BSA T-119
Link: White Ledge Camp - Red Reef Trail
Date: 03-18-2017
Surveyor Name:BSA T-119
Camp Description:
Water Source:Flowing
Water Source Details:Camp was in good shape with lots of clean water flowing.
Weather Conditions:
Images:

White Ledge Camp - Red Reef Trail Survey - 11-26-2016 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: White Ledge Camp - Red Reef Trail
Date: 11-26-2016
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:No water at the camp, as reported by the Sierra Club.
Water Source:Dry
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
White Ledge Camp - Red Reef Trail Survey - 04-20-2016 - by Drew Smith
Link: White Ledge Camp - Red Reef Trail
Date: 04-20-2016
Surveyor Name:Drew Smith
Camp Description:
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:Good usable water source. Could fill bottle in flow
Weather Conditions:
White Ledge Camp - Red Reef Trail Survey - 02-15-2016 - by J Cuparius
Link: White Ledge Camp - Red Reef Trail
Date: 02-15-2016
Surveyor Name:J Cuparius
Camp Description:
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:
White Ledge Camp - Red Reef Trail Survey - 11-21-2015 - by Los Padres Forest Association
Link: White Ledge Camp - Red Reef Trail
Date: 11-21-2015
Surveyor Name:Los Padres Forest Association
Camp Description:ORD Water Report
Water Source:Trickle
Water Source Details:
Weather Conditions:

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Last Updated: Sunday, November 29, 2015

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