I’ve hiked here once before, Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area, on nearby Davy Brown Trail. This is a beautiful place, wild and rugged in it’s own way. The only reason I don’t hike here often is because of the long drive, so I savior the experience when I do. My day was exhausting but rewarding.
I want to take advantage of the seasonally cool weather and hike in places like Ojai, Santa Ynez, Simi Valley, etc. I think of these as “hot” places, too hot to hike comfortable for most of the year. This week I was 14 miles north of Ojai in Rose Valley. I got lucky as rain, in various degrees of intensity, was forecast. It got no worse than an intermittent drizzle. This is a really easy route, both to hike and navigate – great for unwinding.
Distance: About 9 miles