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The wild back country

The Dick Smith Wilderness and the Sespe is a huge area of utter isolation in a very bust state... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
phred2505
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Ojai, California
Follow the creek to the Waterfalls

Follow the creek to the waterfalls. Or perhaps simply enjoy the oak trees and wild flowers. Great... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2017
Cavydad
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Camarillo, California
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2 Apr 2018
“The wild back country”
9 Sep 2017
“Follow the creek to the Waterfalls”
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Scenic 35-mile river run with a Class V rating.
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

The Dick Smith Wilderness and the Sespe is a huge area of utter isolation in a very bust state. The creek is relaxing in a Zen way and the entire area is a great relief from the crowded life that surrounds it. Well worth the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank phred2505
Reviewed September 9, 2017

Follow the creek to the waterfalls. Or perhaps simply enjoy the oak trees and wild flowers. Great place for a short stroll or a longer hike. Bring water and a picnic.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Cavydad
Reviewed June 1, 2016

Anyone can do this one. The whole trail is long (8miles), but we only did the portion to the white rocks which is about 2.5 mile round trip. So you can choose which way to go, there are lots of options with nice views.

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Monika C
Reviewed May 31, 2016

This is a nice family trail and a nice backpacking trail as well. If you go to this trail at the right time of year preferably after a good rain you can find that the river is full of water and if the water level...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Lucas Z
Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Hiking the Sespe River is great fun. Seems it is not well known as ee pretty much always have it to ourselves. Very dry these days as is most of California.

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank CarmichaelVentura
Reviewed August 6, 2014

We got to the creek from the Piedra Blanca Trail head. We were there in August and the creek was bone dry. The river bed is filled with many trees and it is quite picturesque. The trail is well marked and well maintained. The Los...More

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank Ronn B
Reviewed July 4, 2014

Reaching the Sespe Creek was the best part of the hike. We had a little swim and enjoyed cooling down. I would advise to go really early in the morning because there is pretty much ZERO shade and it gets pretty hot after 11 in...More

Date of experience: July 2014
3  Thank Margaux V
Reviewed August 21, 2012

What a great hike. It was a little off the beaten path and somewhat of a hard hike, but well worth it.

Date of experience: August 2012
4  Thank Beth E
Reviewed May 7, 2012

I drove to the Sespe Wilderness (Los Padres National Forest). I hiked to Mutah Flat. It was a gorgeous spring day. I love this area. It is so amazing that land like this is in southern California. I took a 3 mile hike to an...More

Date of experience: May 2012
6  Thank denise o
Reviewed April 16, 2012

Hard to get too. a choice of hikes to be made for all ages. Just nature at it's best. Have good shoes and watch for snakes.

5  Thank Stephen K
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