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Best trails in Ventura

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Looking for a great trail near Ventura, California? AllTrails has 27 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Channel Islands National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Escondido Canyon Park or Rattlesnake Canyon Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 12 easy trails in Ventura ranging from 0.8 to 14.9 miles and from 3 to 784 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Ventura
Top trails (27)
#1 - Arroyo Verde Park Loop
Arroyo Verde Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Arroyo Verde Park Loop is a 2.3 mile heavily 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 Show more
#2 - Sulphur Mountain Road Trail
Ventura, California
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 5 h 52 m
This is a rather grueling climb at the start, though it was pretty much all downhill after that. It's a beautiful ride, especially in the spring, as the hills are very green. There are great views oShow more
#3 - Potato Harbor Trail
Channel Islands National Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
Potato Harbor Trail is a 4.9 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 Show more
#4 - Smugglers Cove Trail
Channel Islands National Park
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h 3 m
Smugglers Cove Trail is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ventura, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used Show more
#5 - Scorpion Bay to Cavern Point Loop
Channel Islands National Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 50 m
Scorpion Bay to Cavern Point Loop is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ventura, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#6 - Ojai-Ventura Bike Path
West Park
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Length: 14.9 mi • Est. 6 h 34 m
Bike and walking path that parallels the 33 freeway and Ventura river. Some sections have a fenced horse riding trail beside the bike/walking path. Well made and well maintained path lead from VenturShow more
#7 - El Montanon Trail
Channel Islands National Park
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 41 m
El Montanon Trail is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ventura, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hikingShow more
#8 - Pelican Bay Trail
Channel Islands National Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
It's a guided trail hiking by National Park ServiceShow more
#9 - East Anacapa Island Trail
Channel Islands National Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
East Anacapa Island Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ventura, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number Show more
#10 - Serra Cross Grant Park Trail
Ventura, California
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
Serra Cross Grant Park Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ventura, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbShow more
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