Nordhoff Peak

Easy to get to hike in Ojai.  There are two routes to get to Nordhoff Peak from town – Gridley Trail and Pratt Trail.  I have read that Gridley is the longer, rockier but more scenic trail, while Pratt, the route I took, is shorter and steeper.  It was a tough hike, around 11 1/2 miles long, but the natural beauty of Ojai has few rivals in Southern California.

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Pico Canyon

A good hike in the Santa Clarita area with several interesting things to see.  The one issue I have is that approximately 70% of this hike is on paved road.  The feel of the hike is typical for this area, that is it has a sort of industrial feel with it’s history of ranching and oil production.

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