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Middle Switchback

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Hidden : 08/22/2009
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A small camoed container along the trail on one of the many switchbacks taking you from Nordoff Ridge Road to the Topa Topa Bluff. The first mile is tough...about 900' gain in just under a mile. But, the views are worth it, and there are more geocaches along the way.

Ventura County has a few Landmarks. Two Trees, the San BuenaVentura Mission and the Ventura Pier to name a few. One the most distinguished is the looming mountain range visible from all points north of the Grade, known as the Topa Topa Bluffs.

The granite cliffs mark pronounced diagonal etches across the mountains face. Often when one thinks of going to the mountains, these are the mountains one had in mind.

But to truly reach "those mountains" the Topa Topa Bluffs, you have to do your homework. You cannot simply drive up the "33" and get there. Access is available by permit only, through the Ojai Ranger station. The road to the bluffs is OHV access only; therefore a locked gate bars access from the general public. The ranger district only allows 20 vehicles up per day; 4-wheel drive is mandatory. Of course, it is possible to hike up here, about 7 miles one way up Sisar Canyon.
Topa Topa Bluff is a must do for any able bodied hiker. So, to give you more incentive, we've added a number of new geocaches to tempt you up here..

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