Location: Wheeler Gorge – approximately eight miles north of Ojai
These tunnels were constructed as a part of the Maricopa Highway, then US 399, in 1931. They allow the highway to pass through a rather narrow section of Wheeler Gorge without really sharp curves. The northern tunnels are the most interesting as, heading from the south, you pass through a tunnel, then a bridge, another tunnel, and another final bridge.
Tunnel #1 – South Matilija Tunnel – 52-0068
Tunnel #2 – Middle and North Matilija Tunnels – 52-0070 and 52-0072