Pothole Trail

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Pothole Trail (18W04)


  • Length: 5.9 miles
  • Difficulty: difficult

From Highway 126, turn north on Piru Canyon Road.  Drive 6 miles to the Lake Piru gatehouse, pay entrance fee, and drive 2.3 miles. Park at the launch ramp next to the swimming beach (spring – summer) or as directed (fall-winter).

From the launch ramp, hike 2.8 miles north on Piru Canyon Road to the trailhead on the left. It switchbacks up the ridgeline for 2.7 miles, enters the Sespe Wilderness, and descends into the Potholes for another 2 miles. A loop hike may be taken by connecting with the Agua Blanca Trail (19W10).


  • Trail Measurement: 5.9 Miles
  • Compass Latitude: 343133N
  • Compass Longitude: 1184650W
  • Numeric Latitude: 34.5258249
  • Numeric Longitude: -118.7806483
  • Elevation in Meters: 863
  • Elevation in Feet: 2831

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