Ventura County Hiking Trails

Arroyo Verde Park
Arroyo Verde Park is a 129-acre park in Ventura. On the south end of the park is a developed 14-acre open grassy area. To the north is a natural chaparral-covered canyon area.
Ventura, CA - Approx. 3 miles

Arroyo Verde Park Loop Trail
This hike near downtown Ventura runs parallel with a popular picnic area then quickly turns backcountry with rugged terrain and a 300-foot elevation gain that leads to nice views of the Pacific Ocean.
Ventura, CA - Approx. 3.4 miles

Big Sycamore Canyon Trail
The Big Sycamore Canyon Trail is a one-way mountains-to-the-sea journey through the heart of Point Mugu State Park.
Newbury Park, CA - Approx. 8.4 miles

Boney Mountain Trail to Sycamore Canyon Falls
The Old Boney Trail leads to a multi-layered waterfall, unofficially named Sycamore Canyon Falls, at the western edge of the Santa Monica Mountains.
Newbury Park, CA - Approx. 3 miles


Canyon View - Cheeseboro Canyon Loop
The Canyon View Trail climbs the east wall of Cheeseboro Canyon to a knoll overlooking Cheeseboro Canyon and the Lost Hills landfill.
Oak Park, CA - Approx. 4 miles


Cheeseboro Canyon Trail
Instantly a hit when it first opened to the public in the late 1980s, Cheeseboro Canyon Park now draws a mix of hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, and even wheelchair explorers.
Thousand Oaks, CA - Approx. 6.5 miles


Cheeseboro Ridge - Cheeseboro Canyon Loop
The Cheeseboro Ridge Trail follows the ridge separating Cheeseboro Canyon and Las Virgenes Canyon in the Simi Hills above Agoura.
Oak Park, CA - Approx. 10 miles


Chumash Trail - Rocky Peak Park
The Chumash Trail ascends the Santa Susana Mountains in Rocky Peak Park north of Simi Valley.
Simi Valley, CA - Approx. 5 miles


Conejo Valley Botanic Garden
The Conejo Valley Botanic Garden in Thousand Oaks encompasses 33 acres.
Thousand Oaks, CA - Approx. 1.5 miles


Corriganville Park
Corriganville Park, an old movie ranch, was the setting to about a thousand movie and television shows between 1937 and 1965.
Simi Valley, CA - Approx. 2 miles


Cozy Dell Trail
The Cozy Dell Trail climbs up a small, shaded canyon to several vista points with panoramic views into the Ojai Valley in every direction.
Ojai, CA - Approx. 4 miles


Dawn's Peak
Dawn’s Peak, also known as Tarantula Hill, is a 400-foot rounded mound in Thousand Oaks across from the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden and Community Park.
Thousand Oaks, CA - Approx. 1 mile


Emma Wood State Beach: Ocean's Edge Trail
Several ecological communities converge near the mouth of the Ventura River: sand dunes, a floodplain, cobblestone beach, riparian woodland and wetlands.
Ventura, CA - Approx. 1.3 miles


Foothill Fire Road - Gridley Fire Road - Shelf Road Loop
The Foothill Trail runs parallel to the Ojai Valley with stunning views high above Ojai.
Ojai, CA - Approx. 6 miles


Gridley Trail to Gridley Springs Camp
The Gridley Trail begins at the edge of Ojai in the foothills of the Topatopa mountains. The trail follows a fire road into Gridley Canyon along the shady northwest side.
Ojai, CA - Approx. 6 miles


Happy Camp Canyon
Happy Camp Canyon Park, north of Moorpark in the Santa Susana Mountains, was once part of a cattle ranch. The canyon is sheltered by Oak Ridge to the north and Big Mountain to the south.
Moorpark, CA - Approx. 10 miles


Horn Canyon Trail
The Horn Canyon Trail parallels a creek through a forested canyon that is lush with sycamores, alders, and oaks.
Ojai, CA - Approx. 3 miles


Hummingbird Trail - Rocky Peak Park
The Hummingbird Trail is located in the 5,000-acre Rocky Peak Park at the base of Rocky Peak in the Santa Susana Mountains.
Simi Valley, CA - Approx. 4.6 miles


La Jolla Valley Loop from La Jolla Canyon
The La Jolla Canyon and La Jolla Valley Loop Trail has an assortment of highlights.
Oxnard, CA - Approx. 6 miles


Lion Canyon Trail to West Fork Lion Camp
West Fork Lion Camp sits along the banks of the creek on a shady flat.
Ojai, CA - Approx. 5 miles


Lizard Rock: Mesa - Stagecoach Bluff Loop
The hike to Lizard Rock parallels Mountclef Ridge, a serrated, volcanic rock outcropping. From the Lizard Rock formation are panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
Thousand Oaks, CA - Approx. 3 miles


Los Padres - Los Robles Loop
The Los Padres Trail winds through an oak forest with a seasonal stream before joining the main Los Robles Trail.
Thousand Oaks, CA - Approx. 3.5 miles


Los Robles Trail: Moorpark Gate to Angel Vista
The Los Robles Trail System is a network of paths that connects the area’s open spaces and undeveloped areas with Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, and Newbury Park.
Newbury Park, CA - Approx. 7.2 miles


Los Robles Trail: Potrero Gate to Angel Vista
The Los Robles Trail System is a well-planned network of trails weaving through the growing residential communities of Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, and Newbury Park.
Newbury Park, CA - Approx. 5 miles


Lynnmere - Arroyo Conejo - Wildwood Canyon Loop
Wildwood Park, in Thousand Oaks, is an immense 1,700-acre park with 27 miles of hiking trails.
Thousand Oaks, CA - Approx. 8.5 miles


Matilija Camp Trail
The Matilija Camp Trail parallels the Upper North Fork of Matilija Creek in the Los Padres National Forest. The easy trail winds through the lush canyon in the shade of oaks and sycamores.
Ojai, CA - Approx. 2 miles


Matilija Creek
Matilija Creek leads up the main canyon to beautiful pools, cascades, and water slides. Large shale slabs border the creek for sunbathing beneath the steep canyon cliffs.
Ojai, CA - Approx. 7 miles


McGrath State Beach: McGrath Beach Trail
McGrath State Beach and McGrath Lake were named for the McGrath family, which had extensive coastal land holdings in the Ventura coastal area dating from 1874.
Ventura, CA - Approx. 12 miles


Medea Creek Park
The Medea Creek Trail winds through Medea Creek Park, an oak-shaded suburban greenbelt in Oak Park.
Oak Park, CA - Approx. 1.8 miles


Mission Oaks Community Park Trail
The Mission Oaks Park Trail leads through a natural areas with hills and canyons connecting Mission Oaks Park and Mission Verde Park.
Camarillo, CA - Approx. 2 miles


Mount McCoy
Mount McCoy is an isolated 600-foot knoll in a 200-acre open space at the west end of Simi Valley.
Simi Valley, CA - Approx. 2.6 miles


Mountclef Ridge: Santa Rosa Trail - Lower Butte Loop
The Santa Rosa Trail traverses Mountclef Ridge, a volcanic rock outcropping.
Thousand Oaks, CA - Approx. 5 miles


Murietta Canyon
The Murietta Trail enters Murietta Canyon along the creek to a campground on a beautiful, wooded flat.
Ojai, CA - Approx. 3 miles


North Ranch Open Space: Hillcrest Open Space Preserve and Sandstone Hills Trail
The North Ranch Open Space connects the Simi Hills with Thousand Oaks. The Hillcrest Open Space Trail climbs up an undeveloped canyon in Thousand Oaks.
Thousand Oaks, CA - Approx. 15 miles


Oak Canyon Community Park Nature Trail
Oak Canyon Community Park is a beautiful, 60-acre park with sandstone cliffs and a year-round creek.
Oak Park, CA - Approx. 1.6 miles


Oak Creek Canyon - Los Robles Trail System
The first quarter-mile of this hike is a gentle meander through an oak woodland along the Oak Creek Canyon Whole Access Trail. This portion of the hike has learning stations and a guide wire to assist...
Thousand Oaks, CA - Approx. 1.5 miles



Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center
Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center is tucked away at the west end of the San Fernando Valley in West Hills. The 200-acre estate was the vacation home of William and Mary Orcutt, dating back to 1917.

Ormand Beach
Ormand Beach is a 865-acre undeveloped beach in Oxnard that is off the beaten track.
Oxnard, CA - Approx. 4 miles


Paradise Falls - Wildwood Park
Paradise Falls, a dramatic, 70-foot waterfall, plunges down over a wall of volcanic rock into a pool below.
Thousand Oaks, CA - Approx. 3 miles


Piedra Blanca Formations
The magnificent Piedra Blanca Formations in the Sespe Wilderness are huge, rounded, white sandstone outcroppings sculpted by wind and water.
Ojai, CA - Approx. 2.5 miles


Pine Mountain
This rewarding day hike follows the lofty crest of Pine Mountain through a cool pine and fir forest.Vistas reach into the wild backcountry of the Sespe Wilderness.
Ojai, CA - Approx. 7.2 miles


Potrero John Trail
The Potrero John Trail is an uncrowded, lightly used trail in the 220,000-acre Sespe Wilderness, part of Los Padres National Forest.
Ojai, CA - Approx. 4 miles

 

Rocky Peak Trail - Rocky Peak Park
The Rocky Peak Trail is on the east side of Simi Valley by Santa Susana Pass. The uphill hike follows a winding fire road to Rocky Peak. From the peak are top-of-the-world views of the San Fernando Va...
Simi Valley, CA - Approx. 5 miles


Rose Valley Falls
Rose Valley Falls is a 300-foot, two-tiered waterfall. This hike follows Rose Valley Creek up a shady canyon to the base of the lower falls, a hundred-foot, multi-strand waterfall.
Ojai, CA - Approx. 0.8 miles


Sage Ranch Loop Trail
Sage Ranch, sitting at 2,000 feet, has a garden-of-the-gods appearance.
Simi Valley, CA - Approx. 2.6 miles


San Buenaventura State Beach to Marine Park and Ventura Harbor
San Buenaventura State Beach extends for two miles along the Ventura coastline along a low dune ridge.

Ventura, CA - Approx. 2.4 miles


San Buenaventura State Beach: Buenaventura Trail
When you walk San Buenaventura State Beach, you realize that this park didn’t simply happen, it was designed—obviously during the state park system’s pre-poverty era.
Ventura, CA - Approx. 4 miles


Santa Paula Canyon
The Santa Paula Canyon Trail is among the most beautiful and popular hikes in the Ojai area.
Santa Paula, CA - Approx. 6 miles


Scenic and Overlook Trails Loop
The Scenic and Overlook Trails are located on the ocean side of Point Mugu State Park.
Oxnard, CA - Approx. 2.5 miles


Sespe River Trail
Sespe Creek is a wide body of water that appears more like a river than a creek.
Ojai, CA - Approx. 3.5 miles


Shelf Road
Shelf Road is an old, unpaved road that traverses the cliffs several hundred feet above the northern edge of Ojai.
Ojai, CA - Approx. 3.5 miles


Silver Strand Beach to La Janella Park
Silver Strand Beach is a level, white sand beach that fronts a small pocket community in Oxnard.
Ventura, CA - Approx. 2.5 miles


Sisar Canyon
Sisar Canyon begins in the Upper Ojai Valley, halfway between Ojai and Santa Paula.
Santa Paula, CA - Approx. 4 miles


Sulphur Mountain Road Recreation Trail
Sulphur Mountain Road, a gated road that may be hiked or biked, follows a 2,600 foot ridge along Sulphur Mountain.
Ojai, CA - Approx. 10 miles


Tar Creek
Tar Creek is in the Sespe Condor Sanctuary, a reintroduction area for the California Condor. This hike is located in the Los Padres National Forest north of Fillmore.
Fillmore, CA - Approx. 4 miles


Triunfo Canyon Trail - Los Robles Trail System
The Triunfo Canyon Trail is part of the open space area near Westlake Village. The hike follows Triunfo Canyon to rolling grasslands with several wide open vistas of Westlake Village.
Thousand Oaks, CA - Approx. 2.5 miles


White Horse Canyon Trail - Los Robles Trail System
The White Horse Canyon Trail loops around the rolling, chaparral-covered foothills to a ridge overlooking Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks.
Thousand Oaks, CA - Approx. 3.5 miles

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