Sespe River Trail is a hiking trail in Ventura County, California. It is within Los Padres National Forest and Sespe Wilderness. It is 16.8 miles long and begins at 3,046 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 33.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 7,031 feet.
Sespe River Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"This extremely popular route follows the old Sespe River Road, with the main attraction being the numerous swimming spots, Willett Hot Springs, and Sespe Hot Springs (the hottest springs in California)."
--Craig R. Carey, Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura (Wilderness Press).
"Sespe Creek is a wide body of water that appears more like a river than a creek. This hike follows a portion of the Old Sespe Road into the Sespe Wilderness to a scenic overlook. The trail parallels the creek past deep pool and sandy flats, crossing Piedra Blanca and Trout Creeks. The 18-mile Old Sespe Road eventually lead to Sespe Hot Springs."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes in Ventura County, California (Day Hike Books).
"The Sespe Wilderness boundary takes a job around two parcels of private property that lie along the river to just below Trout Creek. The boundary crosses the old road at a gate where to start to climb away from the Sespe Creek. You may ride bicycles from Lions Camp to this gate, but no farther."
--Delaine Fragnoli, Mountain Biking California's Central Coast Best 100 Trails (Fine Edge Productions).
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