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Rose Valley Falls Trail

Los Padres National Forest, Ojai, CA
+1 805-968-6640
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Very nice, short hike

This hike is lovely. The trail is in great shape with a gradual uphill. Most of it is through trees... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
Pasadena, California
via mobile
CALIFORNIA RAINS = bigger waterfall

Because of recent rains, the roadway to the parking area was covered with water in 2 places (we... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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Los Padres National Forest, Ojai, CA
+1 805-968-6640
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This hike is lovely. The trail is in great shape with a gradual uphill. Most of it is through trees and is nice on its own. The waterfall is nice, it still has water at the beginning of April 2017 but isn't a huge flow....More

4  Thank So_Cal_Illini_81
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Because of recent rains, the roadway to the parking area was covered with water in 2 places (we drove through it fine) and the trail was covered with water in 3 places (we tip-toed on the rocks through it). The walk wasn't as easy as...More

Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Visited Rose Falls at 9am today. Ground was frozen and water was rushing down the gorge. Had to use rocks to get across two streams - which was very doable. Didn't take long to get to the falls. Had three times more water than last...More

1  Thank Mike D
Reviewed 16 January 2017

My husband and I decided that a great time to visit Rose Valley Falls was in the pouring rain -- we reasoned that the Falls would be at their most robust after many days of rain. We were not disappointed. It's a beautiful drive from...More

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This trail is not for the faint hearted if you're doing the upper falls. It's not that long of a hike up but Rose Valley is about 3,000 feet up and the upper falls require you to scramble up and balance yourself on the rocks...More

1  Thank LeHungryPlanet
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The drive from Ojai was longer than expected but worth it. It had rained the previous day and there was still mist on the mountains. The trail was easy and not as muddy as I thought it might be. It was just before New Years...More

2  Thank TravelingAnnK
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Short hike to the falls...but since I went in August, there was not much water. The campground host was very helpful and nice to talk to.

1  Thank rick h
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We took a picnic and sat beside the stream below the falls. We greeted and visited with other hikers at the falls while we soaked up the negative ions. There is a small hidden pool just above head level and a little cave behind the...More

1  Thank Imacfix .
Reviewed 11 July 2016

It was a very long drive from Ojai to the Rose Valley Campground. Not much there. A short hike along the creek and suddenly you are there. Perhaps, because it is summer, but the falls was just a trickle of water along a small cliff...More

3  Thank Mark L
Reviewed 9 May 2016

We drove up there on a cloudy day, and the winding road along the mountain had breathtaking views. We made several stops on the way just to take in the view, and it was so quiet that you can hear a car coming from far...More

4  Thank Daphne L
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Joanna P
are dogs allowed?
23 February 2017|
Response from Mike D | Reviewed this property |
Hi All, Is the Rose Valley Falls Trail near Ojai? When I tried to map it it says it's two hours away.
12 April 2016|
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Response from Jerry M | Reviewed this property |
It's not far! about 30 minutes away, its the winding road that makes it a little longer drive not the distance...