Ojai Ranger District, Sespe Creek, Los Padres National Forest
Last Known Status
Closed For Season
Open to motorcycles only, this trail winds through thick vegetation and offers panoramic mountain and canyon views. There are two access points but the northern entrance (Cherry Creek Road) is gated and is seasonally open between August 1 through December 15. Cherry Creek Road is rough and should only be attempted with a high clearance vehicle (RVs not recommended). The southern trailhead has a very small parking area (enough for one compact vehicle) and is easy to miss but does not have a designated closure. Novice riders should avoid this trail due to loose chunk rock, narrow switchbacks and steep hillclimbs.
Camping is available at Wheeler Gorge Campground and Holiday Group Campground and while both campgrounds do not offer direct trail access they are recommend for those with street legal motorcycles since the southern trailhead is located about one mile north. Be sure to check with the Ojai Ranger District at (805) 646-4348 before heading out as this trail may close temporarily due to inclement weather. This trail is actively maintained by the Ojai Valley Dirt Riders.