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Tinta Trail

Monday, May 13, 2019

Alt Names

Los Padres National Forest, Ojai Ranger District, Tinta Creek, West Dry Canyon Road

Last Known StatusClosed For Season

This part of the Los Padres National Forest offers a seven mile long single track trail that follows a scenic canyon that eventually ends at West Dry Canyon Road/NF 8N19.

The trail offers plenty of nice mountain views. The terrain is moderately challenging and mainly consists of hardpacked soil with light to moderate elevation changes.

A small primitive campground is located at the base of the trail which offers several rustic tent sites. The trail is only open to hikers, mountain bikes and motorcycles.

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Nearest CityOjai, CA
AddressTinta Creek Road, Maricopa, CA 93252
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From: Ventura, CA
1) Take SR-33 north about 60 miles
2) Turn left (west) onto Rancho Nuevo Creek Road, continue about 1 mile
3) Trailhead is located at Tinta Campground.


LandNational Forest


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenMay 1 - November 1CA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted year round
Reciprocity OfferedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)CA OHMVR noise limits apply (1985/older limit 101 dB, 1986/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsProhibitedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibitedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
ProhibitedCA OHMVR stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No RestrictionCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedno trailblazing
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.


EntryYes ($5.00 per vehicle)
Adventure Pass Fee - $5/day or $30/year
CommentC and H Market is the closest vendor that sells the Adventure Pass. Call (661) 766-2761 for store hours.


Contact InfoLos Padres National Forest - Ojai Ranger District
1190 E. Ojai Ave.
Oajai, CA 93023
(805) 646-4348



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Miles Of Trail7
Climate TypeForest
Elevation3650 to 4200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has no mud after it rains.None
DustThe trail has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has many berms.Many
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has almost all single track trails.All
RoadsThis national forest has no roads.None
ShadeThis national forest has few shaded areas.Few
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some



First Aid First Aid20-30 Miles (S)Ojai Valley Community Hospital (805) 646-1401
Gasoline Gasoline20-30 Miles (NW)C & H Market (661) 766-2761
Diesel Diesel20-30 Miles (NW)C & H Market (661) 766-2761
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (S)Wheeler Gorge Campground (805) 646-4348
RV Hookups RV Hookup30+ Miles (SW)Lake Casitas Recreation Area Campground (805) 649-2233 or (805) 649-1122
RV Dump Station RV Disposal30+ Miles (SW)Lake Casitas Recreation Area Campground (805) 649-2233 or (805) 649-1122
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store20-30 Miles (NW)C & H Market (661) 766-2761
Swimming Swim AreaOjai, CA
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteTinta Creek
Boating Launch Boat Ramp30+ Miles (SW)Coyote Boat Ramp
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