Area Status: Closed
Reyes Peak Campground at an elevation of 7,000 is situated along the southwest side of a ridge and consists of six campsites. Each campsite contains a table, BBQ grill, and a fire ring. There is one pit toilet located near the first few campsites. No water is available at Reyes Peak. Make sure you bring plenty of water for your stay.
Reyes Peak Campgrounds are surrounded Jeffrey Pines, Sugar Pines, White Fir and Little Ponderosa Pines.
The campgrounds provide breathtaking views of the area. You can see the Cuyama Badlands on one side and the ocean from the other side. On clear days you can even see some of the Channel Islands!
Points of Interest There are a couple of trails leaving Reyes Peak. Chorro Grande Trail is located at the gate just past the last campsite. It will lead you south to Chorro Springs before dropping down to Highway 33. The distance is 5 miles. The climb back up is very steep. Raspberry Spring Trail will lead you north on a short one-half mile walk through the pines. It is a moderately steep hike. It starts at the parking area on the western edge of the campground. Drive past the gate at the end of the paved road and you will end up at Reyes Peak Trailhead. The Reyes Peak Trail ((23W04) is moderately difficult. It leads eastward into the Sespe Wilderness for 5.8 miles to the Gene Marshall-Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail (22W03). Remember, no mountain bikes are allowed in the wilderness.
Vegetation You will find Jeffrey pine, sugar pine, and white fir trees at these campgrounds. Along the outskirts, you’ll notice chaparral species. These species include manzanita, and California sage. You may also see some scrub oak.
Wildflowers are abundant in the spring and early summer. They are something to see! You will be dazzled by lupine, false lupine, scarlet bugler, and many others.
Wildlife Keep your eyes open for red-tailed hawks soaring above the trees. If you are lucky, you may see a California condor! Other birds in the area include woodpeckers, and chickadees. Deer, bear, and coyote also live in the area.
At a Glance
||Closed on 12/5/13 for the winter season. Will reopen in May, 2014.
Reservations are not accepted, all campsites are on a first come, first served basis.
An Adventure Pass is required to camp or recreate at Reyes Peak Campground. The National Forest Adventure Pass is a recreation pass for visitors using the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres and San Bernardino National Forests. The Pass must be displayed on visitors’ vehicles and is available in two forms: a Daily Pass for $5.00 and an Annual Pass, good for one year from month of purchase for $30.00.
||Adventure Pass ($5/day or $30/year), or Annual Interagency Pass, Senior Interagency Pass, or Interagency Access Pass.
To get here, follow Highway 33 to the turnoff at Pine Mountain Summit (6N06) which is at mile marker 42.50. The turnoff is 33.2 miles from the Ojai Ranger Station. Turn right and follow the partially paved road another 4.7 miles. Pine Mountain Campground will be to your right. If you wish to continue to Reyes Peak, follow the road for another mile. The total distance from Ojai Ranger Station to Pine Mountain is 38 miles, and Reyes Peak is 39 miles.