Hiking near Ventura, California

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Wills-Rice Loop at Ventura River Preserve
Wills-Rice Loop at Ventura River Preserve
Ventura River Preserve, California, United States (13.4 miles away)
5.2 mile trail near Ojai, California

Ventura River Preserve, Wills-Rice Loop is about 5.2 miles long and located near Ojai, CA, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes two or three hours. The Ventura River Preserve is maintained by the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy.  It contains a vast network of trails along the Ventura River and into the adjoining foothills.  One...
Signal to Firebreak Rd to Valley View Loop
Signal to Firebreak Rd to Valley View Loop
Ojai, California, United States (13.4 miles away)
 
Moderate: 6.2 miles, 1-3 hours
Good vertical hike with nice views and a relaxing downhill finish.

From hwy 150 in Ojai, go North on Signal St to the National Park sign. You can park on Signal (I prefer this) or you can turn left at the sign and park in the Park parking lot.
Chaparral Crest Trail to El Nido Trailhead
Chaparral Crest Trail to El Nido Trailhead
Ojai, California, United States (13.1 miles away)
Moderate: 2.4 miles, 1 hour or less
2.4 mile trail (each way) close to Ojai, California

This Chaparral Crest Trail to El Nido Trailhead is about 2.4 miles long (each way) and located near Ojai, California. The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 2 hours (round trip) more or less. This guide takes you from the end of a 2.4 outing, back to one of 3 available trail heads. This is part of a reall great Ojai Land Conservancy trail...
Wendy Trail to Waterfalls
Wendy Trail to Waterfalls
Newbury Park, California, United States (19.2 miles away)
 
Moderate: 1.8 miles, 1-3 hours
A moderate hike from Newbury Park, Ca, to a pretty waterfalls

NOTE: Due to the large number of recent downloads and the extremely sparse rainfall of the last two years (2011-12 & 2012-13), I feel I should point out that it is very unlikely that you will see any water going over the falls. It's still a nice hike, though. The length of this hike is 3.6 miles, round trip. The trail begins with a slight downhill...
Sandstone Peak
Sandstone Peak
Westlake Village, California, United States (22 miles away)
 
Moderate: 7.1 miles, Half day
Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak and Tri-Peaks

A 7.1 mile loop through some of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful terrain in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. This route takes you through scrubland and native oak groves to Tri-Peaks, Inspiration Point, and Sandstone Peak - three prominent peaks in the Santa Monica Mountains with unbelievable views of the range, the Channel Islands,...
Romero Canyon Loop
Romero Canyon Loop
Summerland, California, United States (23 miles away)
Moderate: 9.9 miles, Half day
A moderate, 10-mile loop with views of Montecito, Santa Barbara, and the Channel Islands

The trail starts out in the trees, but after 2 miles it becomes completely exposed the rest of the way to the top of the ridge. Bring plenty of water and sun protection. Once above the tree line, this trail provides stunning views of Montecito, Santa Barbara, and the Channel Islands. Avoid following the little 1 mile jaunt at the halfway point of the...
Tar Creek
Tar Creek
Fillmore, California, United States (24 miles away)
 
Spectacular destination with 3 deep pools, 2 waterfalls, and a natural water slide.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Date: 11 November 2013 - I've been getting a lot of downloads of this guide, and I feel obligated to point out that, because of the low rainfall of the last two years, I can't imagine that there's more than a few stagnant pools at the site, if that. I have not been there recently to verify this, so if someone does make the trek,...
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Ray Miller Trail / La Jolla Canyon
by modernhiker on Apr 27, 2008
Sycamore Cove, California, United States
Hiking | 14.9 miles (17.9 miles away)
Full write up at Modern Hiker.
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Mishe Mokwa to Tri Peaks
by modernhiker on Dec 17, 2006
Hiking | 7.1 miles (22 miles away)
The Mishe Mokwa Trail to Tri-Peaks, Inspiration Point, and Sandstone Peak. Full write-up and more pictures at Modern Hiker.
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Sycamore Canyon Loop
by modernhiker on May 03, 2008
Casa Conejo, California, United States
Hiking | 11.4 miles (18.4 miles away)
Full write up at Modern Hiker.
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Mugu Peak
by Stang805 on Jul 25, 2009
Sycamore Cove, California, United States
Hiking | 3.7 miles (16.3 miles away)
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Matilija Camp Backpacking
by modernhiker on
Vickers Hot Springs, California, United States
Hiking | 13.3 miles (17.8 miles away)
A backpacking excursion into the Los Padres Forest. Camping and off-trail bushwhacking ensue. Full write up at Modern Hiker.
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Point Mugu SP: La Jolla Canyon Loop to Mugu Peak
by jomastso on Jan 20, 2013
Malibu, California, United States
Hiking | 11.4 miles (17.7 miles away)
A scenic 12 mile hike made into a loop using various local trails.  This route includes an ascent and summit of Mugu Peak providing a beautiful vista.  I started on the Ray Miller Trail and went counter clock-wise around the loop.  Bring lots of water and appropriate clothing.  There are few places to get real shade so a hat and sunscreen are a must.
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Santa Paula Canyon (8-14-11 10-51-46AM)
by AdamG12345 on Aug 14, 2011
Sulphur Springs, California, United States
Hiking | 8.3 miles (14.7 miles away)
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Chumash trail
by erivera818 on Jan 25, 2009
Hiking | 0.0 miles (16.3 miles away)
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Anacapa Island from Ventura
by JJRambaud on Mar 11, 2010
Channel Islands, California, United States
Hiking | 50 miles (1.5 miles away)
Beautiful day, saw some gray whales and many dolphins on the way to the island. The surge that day made disembarking at Anacapa an interesting experience. Lovely hike among the nesting gulls and springtime flowers once on the island.Spectacular views for the northern most point.
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West Falls Matilija (4/27/13)
by trackerscott on Apr 27, 2013
Ojai, CA, California, United States
Hiking | 4.6 miles (17.8 miles away)
Matilija Creek seems to have water in it, no matter how sparse the rain year.  The 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons have been especially bad, yet there is an abundance of water and many places to swim or just cool your feet.Due to my cartilage-free knees, I didn't feel up to making the 9.2-mile roundtrip hike required to get to the West Falls and back.  The first 2.2 miles of the hike is...
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Vickers Hot Springs - Matilija Creek
by bytomer on May 11, 2013
Vickers Hot Springs, California, United States
Hiking | 0.4 miles (17.0 miles away)
Vickers Hot Springs, Los Padres National Forest, Ojai, Ventura, California 93023
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by leftyshields on Apr 09, 2009
Kimball, California, United States
Hiking | 2.1 miles (3.8 miles away)
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Tidepool Hike, Leo Carrillo State Park
by MLindsey on Feb 08, 2009
Malibu, California, United States
Hiking | 0.0 miles (24 miles away)
The tidepools at Leo Carrillo State Park are a wonderful place to explore.  Join us as we visit them and check back as I update the hike with more pictures of plants and animals throughout the year.    Park Ranger and Docent Staff