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Ventura Botanical Gardens Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ventura, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 2.0 mi Elevation gain 354 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Views

Wild flowers

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Open Wednesday - Sunday from 9am to 5pm. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays (temporarily). Fridays are FREE days. Leashed dogs are welcome Wednesdays and Fridays. Due to COVID entry is limited to 50 visitors in the entirety of the Gardens. Same day visitors must pay online at vbgpay.com or pay at the door and restroom and gift shop are closed as of June 2020.

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Emma Regalado
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Dawn Gee
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Hiking

Exposed, but great ocean views.

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Jennifer Sobel
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Confusing

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Megan Terryberry
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HikingNo shade

Good little trail. No shade but plenty of that ocean breeze. Didn’t take long as we parked at the cross, and took the Ramble path up. Lots of little trails off the main path, all of them lead to the main loop.

Marie Martin
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HikingNo shade

The trails and parking lot are open, restroom and gift shop currently closed. Lovely native botanical gardens, stunning views, and some nice elevation to get your heart going.

Trevor Bazemore
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Hiking

This trail is currently closed due to social distancing. Hopefully it will open soon. There website did not indicate it was closed so we found our the hard way and the gates were shut.

MJ H.
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Walking

Nice place to take a nature walk. Beautiful garden. They are still adding more plants and extending the trail up. There is a fee to get in. I added more to the walk by going to Serra Cross

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David Echols
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HikingFee

Great quick hike. It runs through manufactured botanical gardens and has absolutely amazing views. Continue on up the hill after you get out of the first stretch and you will be able to see from the Conejo grade, around the ocean and back up the 33 along Ventura Avenue. Absolutely amazing. Not necessarily a "hiking" trail in the wilderness but they've done an amazing job.

IG-hess_adventures @hess_adventures
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Hiking

It's a walk up a hill and they charge for it.....has ocean views going for it but you can walk up a hill with ocean views without paying many other places in the area.

Kori Ventura
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Hiking

The trail is one of my favorite because it’s close to where I live. You feel like a get away on a gorgeous hill with the smells of botanicals and the combination of sea and mountains. The views are amazing. The trails have many spots to climb casually or a great workout and after the healing that’s been done after the Thomas fires and the hard work of volunteers, it’s an amazing place once again! Enjoy! Peace.

BARBARA BROWN
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Hiking

Moderate uphill hike with spectacular 180-degree views of the California Coastline, downtown Ventura, local agriculture and the Ventura Avenue area. In the springtime, the Gardens are profuse with the flutter of butterflies and the drama of native flowers. Many historic stone walls were uncovered with the Thomas Fire, and repaired. The walls now provide a beautiful backdrop to the exuberance of flowers and scenery.

Anne Enna
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First to Review

Reopened! Not much to see yet - only one of three gardens planted at this point. Very exposed, so bring your hat.

Len M.
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Steph Mazzella
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Gregg Hart
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Karyn Castro
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Kamil Kecki
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Vicky Saldana
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Mike Ceniceros
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Marko Suominen
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Steph Mazzella
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sylvia gabrie
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Isabel Sebastian
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Steph Mazzella
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Len M.
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Len M.
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Zackry Barclift
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Leah B.
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Lauren Noble
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Jen Hall
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