General Information: The Sespe River Trail offers Wilderness access along a seventeen and a half mile, easy to moderate trail. Take Rose Valley Road to Lion Campground. Cross the river bed and head downstream (east) on the old road. Along the way there are seven more river crossings before Sespe Hot Springs, the first of which is at Bear Canyon after 4.5 miles. There are numerous dispersed camping locations and many deep pools along the river, though they may be dry during the summer. In June of 1992 this area became part of the Sespe Wilderness, and mountain bicycles are no longer allowed. Access is by foot or horseback only.
Directions: From Ventura, Travel north on Highway 33 for about 25 miles. The highway is under restrictive use once it enters the forest. Located 7 miles off Highway 33 on Forest Road 6N31.3. Take Rose Valley Road to Lion Campground. Cross the river bed and head downstream (east) on the old road.
Distance: 17.5 miles
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