Reyes Peak

The forested heights of Reyes Peak and its accompanying ridge stand high above the rugged terrain of Los Padres National Forest. About 45 minutes north of Ojai, this peak features views encompassing nearly all of Ventura County. Forested slopes, panoramic views on both sides of the ridge, and a memorable summit experience make this hike …

Dry Lakes Ridge

Tucked away high atop a ridge in Los Padres National Forest north of Ojai lie five "dry lakes." These "lakes" are actually meadows, even though they look like they could hold water, given enough precipitation. This unusual, perhaps unique environment is as tranquil and beautiful as it is surprising.Distance: 5 MilesElevation Gained: 1,600Difficulty: Moderately StrenuousTime: …

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