Reyes Peak Trail

Los Padres National Forest, California

Elevation Gain786ft
Trailhead Elevation7,492ft
Elevation Min/Max6988/7492ft
Elevation Start/End7492/7492ft

Reyes Peak Trail

Reyes Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Ventura County, California. It is within Los Padres National Forest and Sespe Wilderness. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 7,492 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 786 feet. The trail ends near Reyes Peak (elevation 7,493 feet).

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura (Wilderness Press)
Craig R. Carey
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"This route traverses the central stretch of the Pine Mountain massif from Reyes Peak and across Haddock Mountain through mature high-elevation pine forest. It terminates at the saddle dividing the Beartrap and Piedra Blanca watersheds (the junction with the Gene Marshall–Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail)." Read more
Best Hikes with Dogs: Southern California (The Mountaineers Books)
Allen Riedel
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"This is a wonderful area of the Los Padres National Forest; there are magnificent campgrounds in a splendid pine forest setting above 7000 feet in elevation. Fifteen years ago, the area and its camps were used relatively infrequently, but the secret is no longer quiet, and this region now gets a lot of use. Still, any one of the campgrounds is amazing and well worth the trip and an overnight stay. Pine forest is rare in this section of Southern California; much of Los Padres is coastal mountains and low-lying hills that don’t reach elevations high enough to support large populations of conifers. The name of the hike is a misnomer, because the trail does not actually take you to Reyes Peak. Instead, the Reyes Peak Trail follows the crest of Pine Mountain Ridge." Read more

Reyes Peak Trail Reviews

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I called the ranger station 2 days ahead of time and the woman at the office said the trail was open. I drove from L.A., 90 minutes, to find out the trail was closed. The trail guide says that it is a six mile drive off the highway to the trail head. and it was closed right at the entrance. So I think that the woman at the ranger station didn't really know if it was open or closed. Unfortunately it was a long drive for nothing. There isn't very many trails in the area that are worth while. Just be prepared. It might be hit or miss on getting on this trail. Happy Hiking.

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Trail Information

Los Padres National Forest
Nearby City
Sespe Wilderness
Los Padres National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS: Reyes Peak, Lion Canyon, and San Guillermo Mountain; Harrison’s Sespe Wilderness
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Dec 2018