We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rose Valley Falls Trail

Los Padres National Forest, Ojai, CA
+1 805-968-6640
Review Highlights
Great little day hike

This is a nice, easy trail and the falls at the end are well worth it. The hike is not steep and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sara P
Oak View, California
Long drive, short hike to Waterfalls!

18 Miles drive from Ojai is worth the reward if you like nature and waterfall. Check with the... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Read all 46 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“long drive” (4 reviews)
“short hike” (9 reviews)
“on the rocks” (3 reviews)
Los Padres National Forest, Ojai, CA
+1 805-968-6640
Write a Review
Reviews (46)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 44 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice, easy trail and the falls at the end are well worth it. The hike is not steep and is an easy stroll. I like to take my dogs with me and they really enjoy it. Be aware that there is poison...More

1  Thank Sara P
Reviewed 1 July 2017

18 Miles drive from Ojai is worth the reward if you like nature and waterfall. Check with the ranger station at 1190 E Ojai Ave, Ojai for water and road conditions if you are going on a week day. Search Google using "Rose Valley Falls...More

1  Thank elixirpost
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This hike is lovely. The trail is in great shape with a gradual uphill. Most of it is through trees and is nice on its own. The waterfall is nice, it still has water at the beginning of April 2017 but isn't a huge flow....More

6  Thank So_Cal_Illini_81
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Because of recent rains, the roadway to the parking area was covered with water in 2 places (we drove through it fine) and the trail was covered with water in 3 places (we tip-toed on the rocks through it). The walk wasn't as easy as...More

Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Visited Rose Falls at 9am today. Ground was frozen and water was rushing down the gorge. Had to use rocks to get across two streams - which was very doable. Didn't take long to get to the falls. Had three times more water than last...More

1  Thank Mike D
Reviewed 16 January 2017

My husband and I decided that a great time to visit Rose Valley Falls was in the pouring rain -- we reasoned that the Falls would be at their most robust after many days of rain. We were not disappointed. It's a beautiful drive from...More

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This trail is not for the faint hearted if you're doing the upper falls. It's not that long of a hike up but Rose Valley is about 3,000 feet up and the upper falls require you to scramble up and balance yourself on the rocks...More

1  Thank LeHungryPlanet
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The drive from Ojai was longer than expected but worth it. It had rained the previous day and there was still mist on the mountains. The trail was easy and not as muddy as I thought it might be. It was just before New Years...More

2  Thank TravelingAnnK
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Short hike to the falls...but since I went in August, there was not much water. The campground host was very helpful and nice to talk to.

1  Thank rick h
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We took a picnic and sat beside the stream below the falls. We greeted and visited with other hikers at the falls while we soaked up the negative ions. There is a small hidden pool just above head level and a little cave behind the...More

1  Thank Imacfix .
Nearby Restaurants
241 reviews
9.32 km away
Ojai Beverage Company
157 reviews
10.37 km away
Hip Vegan Cafe
126 reviews
10.14 km away
Azu Restaurant & Bar
355 reviews
10.49 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ojai Olive Oil
124 reviews
6.96 km away
Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
74 reviews
10.01 km away
Ojai Certified Farmers' Market
51 reviews
10.51 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Joanna P
23 February 2017|
Response from Mike D | Reviewed this property |
12 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Jerry M | Reviewed this property |
It's not far! about 30 minutes away, its the winding road that makes it a little longer drive not the distance...