Sespe Wilderness Exploration Backpacking Friday, May 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Southern Sierra Hiking Club

Looking for a small party to backpack the Sespe Wilderness.

Join the waitlist - I would like to be in contact before I add you in.

Let's arrive Friday night and camp near the trailhead. Saturday we'll hike in about 12 miles and make camp. From camp we'll have about 4 miles to Sespe Hot Springs where I plan a good soak. We'll head back to camp Saturday night and put up a respectable campfire. Just old-timey-back-country fun.

Great for beginning backpackers - except the strenuous 12 mile hike there Saturday then back on Sunday. So you need to be in good shape to take this one on. I will post more details on what to expect in terms of miles and altitude gain so you can judge for yourself.

Excessive rain in the forecast will most likely cancel the trip.

Adventure Passes needed for parking vehicles at Piedra Blanca TH. They can purchased at Big 5 sporting goods here in town. We can work out car pooling so drivers beware.


Located just north of Ojai, the Sespe Wilderness occupies 342 square miles and is the largest wilderness area within the Los Padres National Forest. The Sespe Creek cuts through this land and the adjacent trail offers great views of a wide valley and scenic creek.

Code of conduct for my hikes (

WAIVER OF LIABILITY *** The Organizers and members in this group are not professional leaders, guides, or mountaineers. The function of the member or organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who shows up for a trip/meetup (and their guest or guests) is responsible for his or her own safety. By attending a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you and any guests that you bring are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with the activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizers, Members of the Kern Southern Sierra Hiking Club Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities.

Attending: 4

Piedra Blanca Trailhead Rose Valley Rd OjaiCA  93023