Join us for a hike up to Nordhoff Peak (4485’)—north of Ojai in the Sespe Wilderness, Los Padres National Forest.
We’ll enjoy fantastic 360˚ views from the lookout tower on top.
Distance:14ish miles RT.
Elevation Gain: 3500 foot elevation gain over a 7.0 mile upward trail and then back down.
Difficulty: Strenuous for distance and elevation gain. http://homerstravels.com/2008/02/hiking-ventura-county-45-gridley-trail.html
Directions to the Trailhead:Take the 101 Freeway to Highway 33, just a bit west of Ventura.
Continue north on the 33 for approximately 13 miles until the road branches and take Highway 150 to the East. Pass through the town of Ojai and make a left (north) onto Gridley. Park at the end of the road.
The trailhead is a few dozen yards before the end of the road on the uphill side.
Parking is free on the road.
No dogs allowed on this hike.
Bring the 10 essentials.
I am a volunteer (i.e. not liable for the group). Safety is a priority for everyone in the group. Think of this as hiking with a group of friends. DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY:
Outdoor sports and other events we plan are inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being.
The Thousand Oaks Hiking Group and it's organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for any The TOaks Hiking Group events, you are releasing the TOaks Hiking Group and it's organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgement and experience.
Responsibility: I am not responsible for you. You are responsible for you. You should be self-sufficient and be able to find your way to safety in the event you find yourself on your own. I will not lead you back to the trailhead if you decide to turn back.
Disclaimer: The organizer and assistant organizers take no responsibility and will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during this hiking event. Hiking can be inherently dangerous and accidents will happen. By participating in this hike posted on this meetup web page you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being.