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Rose Valley Falls Trail

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Address: Los Padres National Forest, Ojai, CA
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+1 805-968-6640

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Very nice, short hike

This hike is lovely. The trail is in great shape with a gradual uphill. Most of it is through trees and is nice on its own. The waterfall is nice, it still has water at the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pasadena, California
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Pasadena, California
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115 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hike is lovely. The trail is in great shape with a gradual uphill. Most of it is through trees and is nice on its own. The waterfall is nice, it still has water at the beginning of April 2017 but isn't a huge flow. The drive up from Ojai is nice. Highway 33 is good but windy. The forest... More 

3 Thank So_Cal_Illini_81
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Because of recent rains, the roadway to the parking area was covered with water in 2 places (we drove through it fine) and the trail was covered with water in 3 places (we tip-toed on the rocks through it). The walk wasn't as easy as some suggested; don't try to bring a stroller or maybe even a baby on your... More 

Villa Park, California
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43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Visited Rose Falls at 9am today. Ground was frozen and water was rushing down the gorge. Had to use rocks to get across two streams - which was very doable. Didn't take long to get to the falls. Had three times more water than last time I visited five years ago. Beautiful.

1 Thank Mike D
Los Angeles, California, United States
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

My husband and I decided that a great time to visit Rose Valley Falls was in the pouring rain -- we reasoned that the Falls would be at their most robust after many days of rain. We were not disappointed. It's a beautiful drive from Ojai (but if you go during a rain, watch out for rock slides onto the... More 

Thank Nancy W
Milpitas, California
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This trail is not for the faint hearted if you're doing the upper falls. It's not that long of a hike up but Rose Valley is about 3,000 feet up and the upper falls require you to scramble up and balance yourself on the rocks and branches which help pull you up. We went with our toddler (whom we had... More 

Thank LeHungryPlanet
Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The drive from Ojai was longer than expected but worth it. It had rained the previous day and there was still mist on the mountains. The trail was easy and not as muddy as I thought it might be. It was just before New Years Eve and there were a few families but it was not crowded. We brought our... More 

1 Thank TravelingAnnK
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Short hike to the falls...but since I went in August, there was not much water. The campground host was very helpful and nice to talk to.

Thank rick h
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We took a picnic and sat beside the stream below the falls. We greeted and visited with other hikers at the falls while we soaked up the negative ions. There is a small hidden pool just above head level and a little cave behind the falls. It is possible to hike to the top of the falls but we didn't... More 

1 Thank Imacfix .
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

It was a very long drive from Ojai to the Rose Valley Campground. Not much there. A short hike along the creek and suddenly you are there. Perhaps, because it is summer, but the falls was just a trickle of water along a small cliff of rocks.We were very disappointed.

2 Thank Mark L
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

We drove up there on a cloudy day, and the winding road along the mountain had breathtaking views. We made several stops on the way just to take in the view, and it was so quiet that you can hear a car coming from far away. Yes the drive is a bit far from Ojai, but totally worth it! The... More 

3 Thank Daphne L

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