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07D

Reyes Peak

7510'

Location: Ventura County, about 15 miles north of Ojai, 125 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto Club: Ventura County
Forest Service: Los Padres National Forest: Mt Pinos, Ojai and Santa Barbara Ranger Districts
USGS Topo: Reyes Peak 7½, Wheeler Springs 7½
HPS: Route(s), waypoints and explanation of usage

Nearby Peaks: Haddock Mountain, Beartrap Bluff

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 2 miles round trip on trail
Gain: 500'
Time: 1-1 1/2 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, easy
Navigation: Easy

Original: Warren E. von Pertz, December 1968

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • Take US 101 (Ventura Freeway) to Ventura and go north on SR 33 to the town of Ojai.
  • From Ojai, go north on SR 33 for about 31 miles to Pine Mountain Summit (signed). There is a paved road junction on the right - Pine Mountain Road (6N06). Turn right onto this road. Note your odometer and go as follows:
  • At 4.7 miles, campground. Keep straight.
  • At 5.7 miles, another campground. Keep straight.
  • At 6.3 miles, pavement ends.
  • At 6.9 miles, the road ends at a parking area in a saddle. Park here. Ample parking. This location is also the parking area for Haddock Mountain.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • From the parking area (7000'), pass the barricade at the end of the road and go about 300 yards to another saddle where the road goes downhill. Two trails start here. The left one goes somewhat downhill along the north side of the mountain. This trail goes to Haddock Mountain.
  • Take the right trail and follow it up the ridge.
  • Follow it around the south side of elevation 7255' and continue up to the summit.

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 2

(USFS Adventure Pass required)
Distance: 16 miles round trip on trail and road
Gain: 3500'
Time: 7-8 hours round trip
Rating: Class 1, strenuous
Navigation: Easy

Original: Luella Fickle, November 1992

DRIVING ROUTE 2

  • Take US 101 (Ventura Freeway) to Ventura and go north on SR 33 to the town of Ojai.
  • From Ojai, go north on SR 33 for about 25 miles to the signed Chorro Grande trailhead. Park here.

HIKING ROUTE 2

  • Hike up the Chorro Grande trail for about 5 miles and 3000' of gain to where it meets the Pine Mountain Road (6N06) described in the driving instructions for Route 1.
  • Turn right and go about 1 1/4 miles to the parking area for Route 1.
  • From here, following the hiking instructions for Route 1.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

Pine Mountain Road is seasonal. SR 33 to the Chorro Grande trailhead is normally open year round.

NOTE

Hikes of Reyes Peak and Haddock Mountain are normally combined for a pleasant hike.

The peak is in the Sespe Wilderness.

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Hundred Peaks Section, Angeles Chapter, Sierra Club
Published 24-January-2014
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