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 can choose between easy, level hikes along the river channel, or one of several loop hikes with moderate elevation changes. Summer hours: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m Winter hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

1 month ago

The trail isn't closed. However, the bridge at the beginning of Rice Canyon burned and now this trail is an out-and-back beginning in Wills Canyon. We walked to the aforementioned bridge in 1h45m. To make it a loop you'd have to slip through the barbed wire next to the fence, shimmy down the aquaduct and jump another fence. Still a beautiful hike but quite a few old trees burned :(

Is this trail still closed? Visiting mid-march.

hiking
4 months ago

Is this trail really closed? Im visiting in February.

Lots of interconnected trails, some still closed as of 12/1/18 due to the fire. Some trails have been bulldozed to make fireroads/breaks. Burn damage is tragic, but it isn’t too ashy or smoky in the trails that are open.

Gorgeous trails with many options. The trails are clearly marked but it can still get confusing. We absolutely loved it!

hiking
11 months ago

Lovely trail that weaves through the valley and along the river bed. Beautiful view of the hills. Wide trail, great for trail running. Bugs are a little bad along the river bed.

easy for a kid to do. no water.. :(

hiking
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Absolutely LOVED this trail!!!!! Saw only one other person on the hike. Amazing views where ever you are. The signs are just a bit confusing but its a loop you will get to the end eventually haha... definitely will go back.

hiking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Flat hiking not much of a hill hike , there is clean water in the river

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Great hike. Incredible views. The distance shows a little short, my fitbit came in at 6.75 miles.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

This is a hike for any hiker, you can make it as hard or as easy as you like just remember this is Ojai and can get pretty warm in the summer. Bring water and make sure to drink it as well :-)

hiking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

@Mike Sluyter
Are these the other trails that you were refering to?
http://www.venturacountytrails.org/TrailMaps/OjaiRanchoElNido/AreaTrails.htm#Map

walking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Such nice soft sand / dirt for those with weak or healing knees and ankles. Fast, change of scenery for the dogs. Might see some majestic horses. Not busy, feel the quiet breeze of the Ojai Valley. Loved. Lots of sun exposure so bring your hat.

mountain biking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

There are several trails and loops in the preserve, Wills Canyon, Fern Grotto, Rice Canyon, Chaparral Ridge
I'm not finding any of them listed separate on AllTrails just this listing . So I'm telling you to check em out.

hiking
Monday, April 25, 2016

I like to call this a nature walk, it's my favorite!

walking
1 month ago

trail running
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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