North Fork Matilija - 23W07

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

 North Fork Matilija Trail (23W07)


Length: 9.1 miles

Difficulty: moderate to Middle Matilija and difficult to  the north end

 Southern access point is the same trailhead as the Murietta Trail (24W07). Leading off to the right after the second stream crossing, the trail enters the wilderness and follows the year-round creek. From the gate you'll reach Matilija Camp after 1.48 miles.

Further up the canyon are three more camps: Middle Matilija (4.1 miles), Upper Matilija (5.7 miles) and Maple (7.5 miles). All four camps offer shaded streamside sites. After another 1.6 miles, the trail ends at a seasonally open dirt road that leads north down Cherry Canyon to Highway 33.

For the northern access point, go 27.4 miles north of Ojai on Highway 33 and turn left on rough dirt road up Cherry Canyon. Travel 3.0 miles to the trailhead at the ridge top. Please check with the Ojai Ranger District before your visit.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The road to the Matilija Wilderness Trailhead is closed due to road damage from recent storms - 2/8/19
Fees No fee is required to park at the southern or northern portion of the trail.
Usage: Light-Medium



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