Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura Guide Book

by Monique Riedel (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Ventura  by Monique Riedel

96pp/maps
ISBN: 0762751215

Best Easy Day Hikes Ventura features concise descriptions and easy-to-follow maps of twenty easily manageable hikes through the natural beauty and historic attractions of Ventura County—from the San Buenaventura Mission to off-shore islands and mainland sandy beaches, from the peaks of the Los Padres National Forest to the glamorous Santa Monica National Recreation Area. Look inside for: • Half-hour strolls and full-day adventures • Hikes for everyone, including families • Hikes ranked from easiest to most challenging • GPS-compatible trail maps

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 20.
... Preview: Hike to see a historic lighthouse and outbuildings while enjoying the amazing views of the coast and the inspirational grandeur of Anacapa Island. While the mainland visitor center in Ventura is readi ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura"
Ventura, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: Take a stroll through lovely hillsides to a nice overlook in the verdant setting of Arroyo Verde Park. Arroyo Verde Park is located between Foothill Road just above Ventura College and the San Migueli ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura"
Ventura, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Take a seaside stroll beginning at a charming beachside park and play area complete with a pirate ship and sandy beach and ending at historic Ventura Pier, which is purported to be California’s longes ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura"
Ventura, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Hike to a beautiful promontory with an incredible overlook of the Pacific Ocean and the Southern California coastline. Enjoy birds and wildlife as well as some of the island’s history. Some antique ra ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura"
Oxnard, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Hike along the beautiful contours of Lake Casitas, enjoying lakeside views and outdoor ambiance. Lake Casitas is a manmade lake created to provide water and irrigation for local communities. Therefore ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura"
Oak View, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Enjoy pristine wetlands, bird watching, and ocean views along this lovely coastal stroll. This beachside sanctuary will offer you a glimpse of several ecosystems protected by California in the Santa C ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura"
Ventura, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: Hike through a changing landscape marked with various points of interest and featuring incredible views of the surrounding parkland. It is generally considered to be one of the best hikes in all of So ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura"
Malibu, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.7
... Preview: Hike up the Chumash Trail to reach Mugu Peak for an awesome panoramic overview of the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy wildflowers and incredible vistas. This trail is classified as ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura"
Oxnard, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Hike through a quaint city park to a lovely isolated windswept beach and harbor. Oxnard Beach Park is an out of the way destination, not readily on the radar for most beachgoers. There are no volleyba ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura"
Oxnard, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: Hike through the lovely and federally protected Wild and Scenic Sespe River region to an awesome outcropping of beautifully sculpted and smooth white sandstone. Follow the trail as it drops into Sespe ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura"
Ojai, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Wander through lovely pine forests and enjoy magnificent vistas atop the highest and southernmost ridgeline in the Los Padres National Forest. Half of the fun of the hike along Pine Mountain’s illustr ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura"
Ojai, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: Hike along an old ranch road to the top of Santa Cruz Island and take in wondrous views of the island, its mountains, a potato-shaped harbor, and the Southern California coastline. Some antique ranchi ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura"
Oxnard, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: This hike traverses two lovely canyons and their seasonal streams in the enormous Dick Smith Wilderness. Enjoy a lovely meadow, rock formations reminiscent of southern Utah, and an old cowboy campsite ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura"
Ojai, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: Hike to the base of a 70-foot waterfall, following a creek full of spots for water play and relaxation on warmer days. Rose Valley Falls is an amazing destination. There are actually two falls, an upp ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura"
Ojai, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Hike past Aquinas College, through lovely riparian habitats into Santa Paula Canyon, and to perfectly formed swimming areas at the appropriately named Punch Bowls. During the floods of 2005, much of t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura"
Santa Paula, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: This is an easy hike and a wonderful trip for people of all ages, with excellent opportunities to see a variety of wildlife. Enjoy both Native American history and the story of Spanish ranches on the ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura"
Oxnard, CA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: From the seaside to the hilltops, hike up one of the most popular trails in the city of Ventura to a spectacular vista. Like a crowned jewel, the Serra Cross sits majestically on its summit, providing ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura"
Ventura, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This is a peaceful streamside stroll along Santa Paula Creek, abundant with shade trees and a charming watershed. Steckel Park is located along the hillside of the interior woodlands of Santa Paula ju ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura"
Santa Paula, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: Ascend creekside under a canopy of sycamore and oak trees along idyllic Sycamore Canyon in Point Mugu State Park. The gate is locked to prevent unauthorized vehicles from traveling on the road, but th ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura"
Malibu, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: This interpretive trail travels along a lovely creek, exploring riparian and chaparral ecosystems, while offering incredible views of the surrounding mountains and countryside. The Wheeler Gorge Natur ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Ventura"
Ojai, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.7
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