MODERATE 44 reviews

Two Trees Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ventura, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 626 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly


nature trips


bird watching


wild flowers

private property

NOTE: This trail is on private property and has been fenced.

1 month ago

This is wonderful hike with beautiful views to the ocean. There are pretty wildflowers along the trail that many hikers "planted" by scattering wildflower seeds along the way. I hope there will be benches at the top one day soon. Once at the top, your experience may be poignant and contentment at the same time.

2 months ago

The fence someone mentioned below has a hole on the bottom you need to crawl through or hop over. This trail is private property so it initially wasn’t meant for public.

over grown
4 months ago

Trail is really overgrown with Foxtails and at a point I think we may have lost the trail as we ended up at a fence and a dead end after just 10mins of walking.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

when i would go here the fence wasn't up, i stopped going for about a year and when i went that fence was up. i love this hike and would love to take my family. whos property is it?

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Do not use the directions posted on All Trails. The trailhead used by Rancho Ventura is at the Barlow Canyon corral: Barlow Canyon Road at Foothill Road, Ventura - 34°16'58.8"N 119°14'30.7"W

Friday, April 27, 2018

Love this hike to Ventura’s most prominent landmark.

Monday, April 09, 2018

This was a great trail. Yes, I’m a rebel and ignored the signs, but it was definitely worth it.

horseback riding
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

It's an awesome spot to be, but don't head up without the owner's permission. My family and I were up for a little round up with the owner and his family, so I got to enjoy the sights for a bit.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The people here bitching about the No Trespassing signs are probably the same type who carve their names into the trees. People with zero respect for the neighborhood, or the Trees themselves. These trees are historical and go back to the late 1800's. The signage is due to the youngsters and those without respect. If you look respectful and are polite to the neighbors, they do not call on you. just hiked this yesterday. If you pack it in, pack it back out. Don't spray paint or carve into the tree's. Grow up and act like an adult.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Love hiking to Two Trees. Just be sure to be quiet when you start and are going behind the houses. The police can ticket your for trespassing.

Friday, February 10, 2017

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

Sunday, November 20, 2016

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.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

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.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Kinda short but worth the veiw!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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 Local avid hiker.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

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!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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.

Friday, April 01, 2016

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.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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.'"

Saturday, February 07, 2015

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.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

200$ fine.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The police are now ticketing people who do this hike, Avoid it.

Monday, November 11, 2013

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!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Really enjoyed this hike. It was my first time in Mother's Day 2013 and I want to go again

5 months ago

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