Ventura Hiking and Biking Trails Near Southern California


Due to the Thomas Fire, the Ventura Botanical Gardens are under repair.

We will let you know as soon as they‚Äôre ready for visitors again ūüėä


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Couple riding on a path off the beach in Ventura

Ventura offers miles of bikes trails many of which are marked on the map above. These trails range from the beginner all the way to a more adventurous rider and everything in between. Take a relaxed seaside ride along our State Beach on our promenade while taking in the refreshing sea air. For the more advanced rider take a ride up the coast on the new Rincon bike trail. This path hugs the coast all the way to Carpinteria following the 101 freeway. The Rincon bike trail features a decorative railing separating and you and the trail from the highway.

The Ventura River Parkway is a network of parks, open space, and trails that provide opportunities for recreation,¬†education and stewardship of the Ventura River.¬†The Ventura River Trail (1999) and the Ojai Valley Trail (1983) provide a continuous¬†multi-use paved path along the Ventura River corridor from the beach all the¬†way to the City of Ojai. The trail follows the route of the old Southern¬†Pacific Railroad that once transported Ojai Valley produce to Ventura.¬†The 1969 floods washed out much of the tracks, which were later¬†converted from ‚ÄėRails to Trails‚Äô. Many side trips provide access to the¬†river and creeks as well as scenic overviews of the watershed.¬†The Ventura River Trail runs from Main St. in Ventura‚Äôs historic¬†downtown to Foster Park 6.3 miles inland. The trail features the¬†area‚Äôs natural and industrial heritage, including an impressive wall¬†of sedimentary layers exposed by the Ventura River, active and¬†abandoned industrial sites, and operating oil derricks.Bicycle Friendly Community 2011-2012 Bronze crest

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