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Sulphur Mountain Road near Ojai

Sulphur Mountain Road is a well-maintained fire road that climbs gently and quite consitently, starting at 400' above sea level and climbing to 2300' over 9 miles. The bottom section goes through an oak forest and higher up in the grazing land there are still groves of oak trees from time to time. From some points you get a good view of Lake Casitas to the west. When you get a little higher, you can see Santa Paula and the Santa Clara River Valley to the south-east. The road goes through some ranch land so you might see some cattle nearby, including in the middle of the road. The picture shown above was taken on a ride in October after months of no rain so everything was pretty brown and dead. It's much more pretty in the spring when the hillsides are deep green. During this period it's one of the prettiest rides around and is perfect for novice and intermediate riders, as shown below.

Directions: From the 101, turn north on the 33 towards Ojai. About 2 miles after the divided freeway ends is the turn onto Sulphur Mountain Road (after Casitas Springs but before Oak View). The trailhead is a few hundred yards down the road at the gate.

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[1] Sulphur Mountain Road

Description Sulphur Mountain Road is a well-maintained fire road that climbs gently and quite consitently, starting at 400' above sea level and climbing to 2300' over 9 miles. From some points you get a good view of Lake Casitas to the west. When you get a little higher, you can see Santa Paula and the Santa Clara River Valley to the south-east. The road goes through some ranch land so you might see some cattle nearby, including in the middle of the road.

The ride ends when you reach a paved road and some homes. From there it's a pleasant coast back down to the parking area.

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 Length (miles)

9.0

Climb (feet)

2000 (estimated)

Descent (feet)

100 (estimated)

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  This page last updated on June 6, 2008

 

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