Loading...

Gridley Trail to Nordhoff Peak

Camping Allowed

Lookout/Views

Summits

Dogs (leashed)

Biking

The Gridley Trail to Nordhoff Peak hike at the Los Padres National Forest in Ojai, California is a strenuous 13.5-mile out-and-back hike with stunning views of Reyes Peak, Topatopa and the Channel Islands. This is a very popular day hike and mountain biking trail.

The hike starts off along Gridley Rd and follows the Gridley Trail, which runs up switchbacks for 5.6-miles up to Nordhoff Ridge Road. The trail passes several trail junctions along the way, but continue hiking along the Gridley Trail to stay on course. At mile 5.6 you'll reach Nordhoff Ridge Road - take a left-hand turn here and hike for another 1.2-miles to reach Nordhoff Peak.

Difficulty and Elevation Gain: The entire hike is strenuous with about 3,500-feet of elevation gain to reach Nordhoff Peak, so this hike should only be attempted by experienced hikers. Be prepared with plenty of water for the trek.

Parking: Parking can be found at the direction coordinates provided and sits along Gridley Rd in Ojai.

Biking: Mountain biking is allowed on this trail, but be careful of the day hikers.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on leash on this trail and their waste must be carried out.

For more details, check out the Norcalhiker blog post on this trip.

View More Trails Near Ojai, CA

Get Directions


34.469035, -119.223814

Leave No Trace Partner

MyHikes Sponsors

Bearvault logo
More trails, brought to you by our sponsors
Loading...
Logo xs
MyHikes.org
Loading...
3340 '

Total Change
3509 '

Ascent
3508 '

Descent
Gridley Trail to Nordhoff Peak default picture

Photo Albums

Upload your pictures from the trail

1 Trip Report

Add your own trip reports
13.5 miles
Trail added February 22, 2017

Find Hiking Trails Near Me:

Explore More Hiking Trails At Los Padres National Forest

Trail Name
Length
14.5 Miles
Gridley Trail to Nordhoff Peak
13.5 Miles

Total Miles
28.0

Explore Our Hiking Trails



Sign up with MyHikes today!

We're an independent hiking platform helping you find new trails to explore

JOIN FOR FREE

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more
Buy stickers
Follow us for news and updates!
Sign up to turn off notifications