MATILLIJA FALLS 5 15 09
Amazing trip as always to Matillija falls in Ojai. Spend 2 nights camping and swimmin and eating the shit out of some smart dogs and vegan chili. Drank a crap ton of whiskey and pooped like no other. The water was perfect and no one else was bugging us the whole time. Saw a few people hiking and camping, even saw 3 brodogs hiking with a 4 foot glass bong. Totally awesome. Directions as follows:
Take 101 north to 33 north in Ventura. Follow the 33 for a few miles and it will drive through town and it will veer left at a Vons. Make sure you stay on the 33 the whole time. Till you get to N Matillija Rd. Turn left here and follow the road 4 miles till it ends at a parking lot on the left. Park and post your forest adventure pass. Walk down the road past the peacock sanctuary and you will cross the stream a few times. When the road forks take the right side then it will hit a T intersection and you will take a right and hike past another dudes house. The trail will kriss/kross the creek and will and up in a tunnel of trees. The camping spot is about 4 miles from the trailhead. The First set of falls is another 3 miles up the trail. Many many swimmin and cliff jumpin spots along the way. When the creek split the first time take the left side and follow it up to the double tier fall on the left. Right before the double tier fall is another creek coming in from the right, if you follow that creek it will take you to the upper pools and some amazing waterfalls. This is one of the most beautiful spots in all of California, please dont wreck it. Pack out what you pack in, and grab other peoples trash when you can. Have a blast.