Rancho Nuevo/Deal Canyon Loop Trail

Wheeler Springs, California 93539

Rancho Nuevo/Deal Canyon Loop Trail

Rancho Nuevo/Deal Canyon Loop Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Rancho Nuevo and Deal Canyons are a beautiful way to experience the backcountry of the Ojai district of the Los Padres National Forest and the wild expanse of the Dick Smith Wilderness. Rancho Nuevo Canyon climbs along a creek and skirts narrows, crossing back and forth through lush and vibrant gorges reminiscent of southern Utah. The creek flows year-round during times of heavy rainfall, but will dry up in spots during seasons of low precipitation."

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Trail Information

Wheeler Springs
Nearby City
12
Distance
1,150 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4 to 5 hours
Duration
Year-round, road closed during high water runoff
Season
3,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,650 feet
Top Elevation
Los Padres National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Rancho Nuevo Creek, Reyes Peak
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