Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

1 month ago


trail running
1 month ago

I was visiting from AZ and found this trail on AllTrails. I was looking for a 10 mile trail run with good elevation and this trail hit it on the head for me. I ran at sunrise and enjoyed every minute of it. Outside of a few small dips, the first 5 miles out were all climbing in some regard. After two miles I was above the clouds and had phenomenal views of the surrounding valleys all around. I highly recommend this trail for all abilities and paces and can’t wait to come back. Cheers

Great Road for mountain biking, one inconsiderate fellow almost ran me over, also great for hiking. Burned trees from Thomas Fire makes for interesting scenery as does natural oil well right at the beginning. After first mile only saw two mountain bikers, the rude one mentioned and a friendlier one, to mile 6 marker where I turned around. Best would be to leave a car at top so as to not have to turn around. Bring lots of water.

Just hiked this yesterday to gauge my hiking level. Would not suggest a beginner to hike this because getting to the Cross is pretty steep. But once you get there it is Oh-So-Worth-It. Magnificent views.

I run this trail with my pup often. The trail switches between uphill and downhill often, so it makes a great, challenging running trail. The mustard and all the brush is growing back beautifully. Love this trail.

It's not too long, kinda steep, and most of it is through town and a residential neighborhood. But for some reason, I really, really liked it. Ocean, downtown Ventura, a very well kept up neighborhood, that leads to a short dirt trail, and the best panorama view of Ventura you will ever see. As you're approaching the hill, look for the cross, that's where you are going.

2 months ago

Not a bad walk. Minimal elevation changes, it's as wide as an access road, so having to squeeze and losing the trail are not an issue. There are picnic tables at the end (in the sun), and one bench (in the shade mid-day). Pretty light blue lake, which you can see the whole way.

Great trail! lots of inclines to get your heart rate up for a good workout close to home. Trail surround by flowers and nice hilly view. Dog friendly.

Esta muy bien es corto hay subidas y bajadas y muy divertido va mucha gente a caminar

It’s okay not very green more like bushes, trees and dead grass

Easy walk ocean setting

4 months ago

This is a great hike if you enjoy something calm and easy that will give you a beautiful view of the lake! I recommend it if you’re with kids or have bad knees. Not much incline and it’s a steady hike. Would come back again!

trail running
4 months ago

It’s a great local really easy fun hike to do if you want to stay close to home

4 months ago

Amazing recovery after the fire is in process! Easy access and a good workout. Go back on the trail along the other side of the park rather than back the way you came to make it a true loop.

This hike is fairly easy. I carried my 9month old in a carrier on me and slowed at some points due to steep inclines. I went on a Wednesday and there was a fair amount of people. Lots of different entrances to this. Once you pull in the parking lot, if you drive all the way to the baseball field and park you will find other entrances. The fire was detrimental to the area but it seems like the ash produced richer soil and the growth it has regained is beautiful. Stay off burn areas as posted but take in how beautiful all the flowers and new greenery looks.

Great trail

The trail is open with some fire damage but growing back beautifully! I took my 8 month old puppy and she loved it! Absolutely gorgeous trail with some good inclines for a nice workout. I wore my hiking boots but saw others in regular tennis shoes.

Great hike. Always busy with friendly people and dogs.

closed at the moment due to the Thomas Fire. I grew up a couple miles down the road. Beautiful trail, definitely check out after it reopens.

Super fun local uphill trek. Catch fabulous views of the city and pier. You can keep going up, just follow the dirt path. The trail ends at the shooting range, but if you still want to go further, pick up the botanical garden trail. Lots of fun. Bring water; it’s hot and dusty and you’ll get thirsty.

trail running
7 months ago

Great local trail. Well traveled and safe. I think it’s still closed due to Thomas fire damage.

Drove all the way out there from West LA to find out the park was closed due to the fires. It was such a sad vision and my heart goes out to those that live around there, but it would’ve been nice for All Trails to update/mention which trails are closed on their app. The low rating is for All Trails not the actual trail. Love and light to the county of Ventura.

an amazing hidden gem! pretty easy stroll. besutiful scenery! lots of area to explore. note that this is a public road and contrary to the sign you are allowed to walk on it at any time of day.

9 months ago

Nice hike. Great views. The Ventura Botanical gardens are gone now. Thomas fire burned the area down. Fee parking.

I started behind City Hall and entered the botanical garden. If you hike to the very top beyond the roads you will have the best view.

Quick workout with steep inclines when arriving to Ventura. Views are great.

This is an awesome hike for you and your best friend (dog). It starts off as a steady climb and after a mile or so it mellows out. Beautiful scenery definitely will be back.

Love this trail

10 months ago

The “big loop” (up to the fences that border the avocado groves and along the ridge) is a great workout! On a clear day, the ocean views are terrific.

Load More