USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Location: Ventura County, about 14 miles east-northeast of Ojai, 85 miles from Los Angeles
- Auto Club: Ventura County
- Forest Service: Los Padres National Forest: Mt Pinos, Ojai and Santa Barbara Ranger Districts
- USGS Topo: Topatopa Mountains 7½, Santa Paula Peak 7½, Ojai 7½
explanation of usage
Nearby Peaks: Topatopa Bluff, Chief Peak
- Distance: 18 miles round trip on road, trail, and use trail
- Gain: 5000'
- Time: 9-10 hours round trip
- Rating: Class 1, strenuous
Original: Warren E. von Pertz, November 1967
DRIVING ROUTE 1
- Take SR 126 to Santa Paula. Turn north on SR 150. Note your odometer here.
- At 8.8 miles
the Summit School (unsigned) is on the right.
Just before the school, turn right on Sisar Avenue. This is a very
narrow and worn paved road. Note your odometer here.
- Go past some houses to where the road turns to dirt, keeping right at
- At 0.8 mile a water tank. Low clearance cars should park here.
- At 1.0 mile a locked gate. All cars park here.
HIKING ROUTE 1
- From the parking area (1850'), pass the gate and hike up the road
which goes up Sisar Canyon.
Continue for about 3 miles to where the
road makes its second major switchback to the left.
- Look for a trail sign straight in front of you, indicating 2.5 miles
to the Nordhoff Ridge Road. Take this trail (21W08) up Sisar Canyon
as it passes through the overgrown White Ledge Campsite and on to its
junction with the Nordhoff Ridge Road (4N15). That junction is
depicted in the extreme southwest corner of the Topatopa Mountains
right on this road and follow it 3.5 miles to its end in a saddle 0.4
mile northwest of Hines Peak.
- From here go southeast up the narrow ridge
following a faint use trail up to the summit. The summit is marked by a
sign "Hines Peak".