The Pratt Trail

This gorgeous trail only 5 minutes from the house offers the best of scenic Ojai. Originally created in the early 1900s with funding from the Pratt family, the Pratt Trail used to be the only road that ran up from town to the few estates that sat on the northern wall of the valley. Now, it consists of meandering pathways and switch-backs dotted by sage, buckbrush and California oaks that crisscrosses the seasonal streams of Stewarts Creek all the way up to Nordhoff Peak and down to Signal Street. Expansive views of the valley that reach the Pacific Ocean on a clear day make for a fulfilling reward for one’s effort with this moderate to challenging hike in the Los Padres National Forest. For those less inclined for a challenge, the Pratt Trail is also a part of a system of other trails with plenty of opportunities for easy day-hikes or peaceful walking meditations.