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Matilija Canyon is a remote canyon area that is approximately 10 miles from downtown Ojai, California. It's main features are its' creeks, natural sulfer hot-springs, and wilderness hiking trails.

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Matilija Canyon is surrounded by the Los Padres National Forest and has two small residential communities and a couple of large ranches.

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Matitija Canyon Hot Springs are not open to the general public. You must first contact the owner for access privileges.

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Matilija Canyon is a unique place to live, hike and enjoy the great out doors and nature.

"It is definitely a place for those who love the great outdoors, abundant wildlife, peace and quiet, million of stars, mountain biking, hiking, swimming and soaking in the creek and hot-springs."

Most of the homes in the canyon are modest cottage style homes and are used as primary and secondary residences.

Home values in the canyon range from $400,000 to $700,000.

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Where is Matilija Canyon, Ojai CA

  • Matilija Canyon is 63 miles from Los Angeles
  • 37 miles from Santa Barbara
  • 25 miles from Ventura
  • 10 miles from Ojai

Matilija Canyon swimming

Matiija Hot Springs

Prior to the Spanish missionaries occupation, the indigenous people of this area,
the Chumash Indians, lived in villages along the banks of the Matilija River.

Here Chumash Indians feasted on steelhead trout, venison, and other game and harvested seeds, nuts and berries. They were master basket weavers and canoe builders. Primary to their wellbeing, they soaked in the natural sulphur hot springs and bathed in the cool canyon waters that flowed year round. For centuries the Chumash sustained themselves here.

Today, the Chumash culture in the Ventura and Santa Barbara counties is alive and active. The Santa Barbara Museum has an extensive historic exhibit as well as an accomplished Chumash advisory board.

Some of the best known hot springs are in Matilja Canyon, just north of Ojai off Highway 33.

Matilija poppy

Romneya trichocalyx is abundant in canyons north of Dulzura and occasional to the south in sage scrub or chaparral. It also occurs sporadically on Otay Mountain (e.g., Cedar Creek) and in the Jamul Mountains. Sites examined include near Deerhorn Valley Road, in Johnson Canyon on northeastern Otay Mesa, and in Sycamore Canyon. Herbarium specimens record Mission Trails Park near Padre Dam, Barrett Junction, and the Espinosa Trail on Pine Creek. Old reports include Potrero Grade/Tecate Mountain. Old biological survey reports note sites south of Highway 94 between Tecate Road and Potrero, southwest of Bee Valley near Mother Grundy Truck Trail, and just east of Tecate Junction. Reported by Smith in Ventura County (herbarium specimen examined from the Maricopa Grade); and Santa Barbara County from Bee Rock south of Lake Cachuma, Mono Creek, Agua Caliente Canyon, Matilija Canyon, upper Sespe Creek along State Highway 33, on Pine Mountain, and the Ozena area of upper Cuyama Valley.

Matilija Canyon Ranch

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Notice to hikers traveling through the Matilija Canyon Ranch Lands

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Matilija Canyon Ranch out buildings

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Homes Matilija Canyon Ranch Property

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The Dent House at Matilija Canyon Ranch

The Dent House

at Matilija Canyon Ranch

4100 Matilija Canyon Road

Ojai, CA 93023

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Hiking Matilija Canyon

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Hiking Matilija Canyon

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Trail in Matilija Canyon

Matilija Canyon Hike Trails

Trails of Matilija Canyon

Matilija Canyon Hike Trails

Hiking Trough Matilija Canyon

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Creeks of Matilija Canyon

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