Wheeler Gorge Nature Trail

Wheeler Springs, California 93024

Wheeler Gorge Nature Trail

Wheeler Gorge Nature Trail Professional Guide

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"Built by the Youth Conservation Corps in 1979 and refurbished after the 1985 Wheeler Fire, this easy loop trail follows the alder-shaded North Fork of Matilija Creek for its first leg and then wraps around through scrub and chaparral on its return."

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura (Falcon Guides)
Monique Riedel
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"This interpretive trail travels along a lovely creek, exploring riparian and chaparral ecosystems, while offering incredible views of the surrounding mountains and countryside. The Wheeler Gorge Nature Trail starts 0.5 mile north of the entrance to the campgrounds that share the same name. The campgrounds are incredibly popular and require a twonight stay on weekends, and a three-night stay on holiday weekends, so plan ahead if an overnight is in the itinerary. The trail actually sits adjacent to the northern edge of the camp and can be reached from the roadway that runs next to the sites." Read more

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Trail Information

Wheeler Springs
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
Los Padres National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS: Wheeler Springs; Conant’s Matilija & Dick Smith Wilderness; Harrison’s Sespe Wilderness
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Dec 2018