Two Trees Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ventura, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
This trail is on Private Property
The trail is a hard one and if you take the back way through arroyo verde park, its pretty strenuous. Other than that, had a lot of fun with the friends I went with and the hike was fantastic.
the trail that All Trails shows is "illegal" and you'll be fined if you get caught on it! but if you're rebellious like me and don't care what the trespassing signs say and just want to enjoy the beautiful view that the dumb landowners don't want you to enjoy, go for it! I did and it was completely worth it. the tree on top is graffitied, but for a dead tree it's pretty cool in an artsy way. Also, the tree has a swing on it, you could sit there and swing for hours.
Kinda short but worth the veiw!
It's a cool trail, the version ALLTRAILS shows you used to be open. The landowners decided not to allow this after some locals had a bonfire and left all their garbage (including the burned wood). HOWEVER, 2 trees is accessible via arroyo verde park, it's much longer but doable. You will be fined if you attempt the normal two trees trail, in daylight. Any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Local avid hiker.
Yes, see comments below. This trail should be removed from the list. It was a waste of a trip to get to the trail and realize (after seeing the signage) that it wasn't ok to hike there... at first I wondered if the signs were defunct, having been graffitied all over and looking really rusted and old, but I was too nervous to continue. Please remove!
Do not do this hike. You will be fined. A few a holes who wanted to leave trash and light fires ruined it for the rest of us. Sorry.
Grew up in Ventura. I've been up this trail many times in 40 years. Great hike, but now the a-hole landowners are using law enforcement to fine people. It should be open space.
Signs, Signs, Everywhere there's signs.
Blocking out the scenery. Breaking my mind.
Do this! Don't do that! Can't you read the signs?
And the sign says, "Anybody caught trespassing will be shot on sight"
So I jumped on fence and I yelled at the house,
"Hey! What gives you the right... To put up a fence to keep me out,
"Or to keep Mother Nature in?
"If God was here, He'd tell it to your face. 'Man, you're some kind of sinner.'"
This path has been closed to the public for over ten years after a long time as one of Ventura's most popular hikes. The property owners closed this trail to the public shortly after the failure of Measure A in 2002 which was a plan to develop the hillside with tracks of real estate development. The family that owned the large parcel of land that includes Two Trees then closed this trail for public use and has been issuing fines since. There are great local alternatives at the Arroyo Verde Park and Grant Park, both of which close at sunset.
The Two Trees trail is located on private property. The landowner has requested enforcement of the no trespassing laws for those found on their property. There request is based on recent vandalism to one of the trees, trash left everywhere and a recent arrest for an unlawful starting of a fire. Based on recent court records the cost for a first time offender is $280. There are other places to get the same views, such as Arroyo Verde Park and the newly opened Grant Park trail located near Ventura City Hall. Please obey the No Trespassing signs and hike someplace legally.
The police are now ticketing people who do this hike, Avoid it.
Do NOT hike up to Two Trees via this trail! The trail runs through several pieces of private property and the property owners call the Sherrifs Dept. when they see hikers on the trail. They are issuing tickets and I hear they're expensive!
Really enjoyed this hike. It was my first time in Mother's Day 2013 and I want to go again