Potrero John - 23W06


Area Status: Open
Portero John Trail - Ojai Ranger District

Potrero John Trail (23W06)                                             WILDERNESS

 Length: 1.6 miles

 Difficulty: easy

Take Highway 33 north of Ojai to the trailhead at mile marker 32.10. The trail is on the right hand side of the highway.  This trail provides a beautiful day hike following a stream channel into the Sespe Wilderness. It has running water most of the year. The trail ends at Potrero John Camp, but it can be fun to explore the drainage beyond the camp.

Cat Rock on Potrero John Trail 3/17/2019 Pools on Potrero John Trail 3/17/2019 Waterfall on Potrero Creek 3/17/2019

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations.
Fees: No fee is required to park at the Potrero John Trailhead.
Permit Info: Trail use and trail camp use is on a first-come, first-served basis. No wilderness or backcountry permit needed. A CA Campfire Permit is required. To obtain a Campfire Permit can be obtained at www.readyforwildfire.org.
Open Season: open year-round
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: spring
Busiest Season: spring
Restrictions: Check current fire restrictions on the Los Padres NF website.
Closest Towns: Ojai, CA
Restroom: none
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Call: (805) 646-4348 or (661) 805-1057, Mon-Fri 8-430.

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.6 miles

  Latitude : 
34.58482

  Longitude : 
-119.26897