Explore the best trails near Ventura with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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walking
17 days ago

Gorgeous and peaceful beach, exellent for long walks

The trail is narrow and a bit hard, also beware, it is a private property

Great!! Beautiful and quite trail

Be aware that to access this trail you need to either pay a $10 per vehicle access fee at the entrance to the recreation area or walk in at the entrance and walk through RV campgrounds and picnic areas for over a mile before the trail starts. The trail is really an unsurfaced road along the east shore of the lake, though at its current depth you see as much of the lake bed as you do the lake. Nice vistas of the lake and mountains, though. An easy walk.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great paved trail for road bikes, not really a hiking trail. The path itself is rough in some spots. A lot of the path is in the shade of the oak trees so it makes for cool shade in the summer.

Beautiful hike,views

Super fun! Very easy to modify difficulty and length based on the trails you take.

trail running
1 month ago

Only gave this hike a 3 because of length. Its a good running trail. Very popular on weekends and afternoons. There are "off" trails to make the hike longer but it can easily be done in under an hour.

Love the options it gives you

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I love this park. There are a few options for loop trails. For more difficulty, stay to the left. There options for climbing further back in the hills as well. It offers great ocean and hillside views and can be made longer or shorter depending on the time you have and path you take. I wear my daughter in a baby carrier and we do this hike 2-3 times a week. Nothing technical, just a fun time. Great for trail running too. We are lucky to have it so close.

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.