Santa Paula Canyon

When I read that this is the most popular trail in the Ojai area I was expecting and easy walk up the canyon.  Wrong!  This is a rugged hike with some rock-hopping and scrambling over boulders – very tough.  Part of the trail was washed away a few years ago but new routes have been established.  This beautiful canyon has been marred by imbeciles with spray paint, overwhelmed to a point where it seems hopeless that it will ever return to something natural and pristine.  Still, a good day of hiking.

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