I think this was my first time up Kennedy Ridge trail. The Ventura river was still dry making the crossing easy, and a crisp October morning afforded a good opportunity for this rather steep little hike which takes you through the Ventura River Preserve and into the Los Padres National Forest.
At the top of the first section of the trail is a welcomed picnic table and then some nice rocks to scramble up and over. The main views are South (towards Oak View and the Channel Islands) and East (across Ojai), but from the rocks you can also see north to Matilija Canyon,
Polarizing filter magic...
I had a try at stitching together a panorama from about 3 or 4 photos - it kind of works. This is looking mostly east toward the Topa Topas and Ojai.