Horn Canyon Trail

Los Padres National Forest, California

Elevation Gain4,925ft
Trailhead Elevation4,642ft
Elevation Min/Max1449/5270ft
Elevation Start/End4642/4672ft

Horn Canyon Trail

Horn Canyon Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Ventura County, California. It is within Los Padres National Forest. It is 5.0 miles long and begins at 4,642 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,925 feet. This trail connects with the following: Nordhoff Ridge Road and Sisar Canyon Road.

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Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura (Wilderness Press)
Craig R. Carey
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"From the Thacher School grounds, this popular hike follows the lush Horn Creek before leaving the watershed and climbing to The Pines, a campsite set beneath a grove of Coulter pines. Beyond camp, the route continues to Sisar and Nordhoff Ridge Roads. Due to its accessibility, the lower portion of the trail is very popular and can be almost" Read more

Horn Canyon Trail Reviews

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Standard california costal range fare, with the nice addition of running water, pooling in shaded areas. Near the midpoint of the trail you will be entirely shaded, until you depart the canyon and ascend the side of the mountain.
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Took Boy Scout Troop down this trail from The Pines Campground (after hiking up from White Ledge camp, across Nordhoff Ridge and down to The Pines). I have always loved Horn Canyon, the creek and the small pools. While the hike UP to The Pines trail camp site can be tough (1.5 miles and 1500 ft climb), you are not just rewarded by a great shaded campsite - but the Forest Service has piped running water into a trough! This is no longer a dry camp! Enjoy!

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Trail Information

Los Padres National Forest
Nearby City
Los Padres National Forest
Los Padres National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS: Ojai; Harrison’s Sespe Wilderness
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Dec 2018