Day Hikes Around Ventura County: 123 Great Hikes

Day Hikes Around Ventura County: 123 Great Hikes

by Robert Stone
Day Hikes Around Ventura County: 123 Great Hikes

Day Hikes Around Ventura County: 123 Great Hikes

by Robert Stone

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Ventura County is a scenic coastal county that lies just north of Los Angeles. The diverse topography includes national forest land, wilderness areas, mountain ranges, and over 50 miles of coastline. Miles of hiking trails weave through the open space, parks, forests, and coastal mountains that together form an ecological corridor. In addition, a network of trails are accessible within the metropolitan areas, where the open spaces have been thoughtfully integrated with the development. Day Hikes Around Ventura County is a collection of 123 of the county's best day hikes, providing access to both well-known and out-of-the-way greenspace. These hikes range from the Pacific Coast to the mountainous interior and forests. Highlights include coastal estuaries and tidepools, long beaches backed by bluffs, waterfalls, swimming holes, forested canyons, secluded creek paths, caves, ridge walks, historic sights, filming locations, and rugged outcroppings...from relaxing, scenic strolls to mountain-to-coast hikes with panoramic views. The large number of hikes provides an excellent cross-section of scenery and difficulty levels. Hiking times range from 30 minutes to seven hours. The majority of hikes are 1–3 miles in length. Relevant maps are listed under the the statistics to lengthen the hike if inclined. At least one map is included for every hike. The book is well organized by location and includes a thorough index with entries for points of interest. Companion guides include Day Hikes Around Los Angeles, Day Hikes Around Santa Barbara, and Day Hikes On the California Southern Coast.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573420761
Publisher: Day Hike Books, Inc.
Publication date: 03/07/2019
Edition description: 4th Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,032,955
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Since 1991, Robert Stone has been writer, photographer, and publisher of Day Hike Books. He is a Los Angeles Times Best Selling Author and an award-winning journalist of the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers, the Outdoor Writers Association of California, the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association, the Bay Area Travel Writers, and the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Robert resides summers in Red Lodge, Montana, and winters near Morro Bay, California.

Table of Contents

Summerland • CarpinteriaSouth Santa Barbara County Summerland • Carpinteria Map (Hikes 1–6) 1. Summerland Beach • Lookout Park 2. Loon Point 3. Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park 4. Tarpits Park—Carpinteria State Beach 5. Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and Seal Sanctuary 6. Rincon Point and Rincon Beach Park Ojai Area Ojai Area Map (Hikes 7–33) 7 . Shoreline Lake Trail—Lake Casitas Recreation Area 8. Murietta Canyon 9. Matilija Creek Trail 10. North Fork Matilija Creek Trail to Matilija Camp and Middle Matilija Camp—Southern Trailhead 11. North Fork Matilija Creek Trail from Ortega Hill to Maple Camp and Upper Matilija Camp—Northern Trailhead 12. Chorro Grande Trail to Oak Camp, Chorro Springs Camp, and Reyes Peak Camp 13. Potrero John Trail 14. Rose Valley Falls Rose Valley Road Map (Hikes 14–19) 15. Rose–Lion Connector Trail: Rose Valley to Lion Canyon 16. Lion Canyon Trail to West Fork Lion Camp and East Fork Lion Camp 17. Piedra Blanca Formations: Piedra Blanca Camp and Twin Forks Camp Gene Marshall–Piedra Blanca National Recreation Trail 18. Sespe River Trail: Sespe Creek to Nordhoff Ridge Map (Hikes 14–20) 19. Middle Sespe Trail—East Trailhead: Piedra Blanca Trailhead to Rock Creek 20. Middle Sespe Trail—West Trailhead: Highway 33/Beaver Campground to Rock Creek 21. Wheeler Gorge Nature Trail 22. Rice Canyon–Wills Canyon Loop: Ventura River–Rancho El Nido Preserve 23. Wills Canyon–Chaparral Crest Loop: Ventura River–Rancho El Nido Preserve North of Ojai Map (Hikes 24–29) 24. Cozy Dell Trail to Cozy Dell Canyon 25. Pratt Trail: Stewart Canyon to Valley View Camp—Stewart Canyon 26. Pratt Trail to Foothill Trail–Cozy Dell Road Loop: Stewart Canyon • Cozy Dell Canyon 27. Shelf Road: Signal Street to Gridley Road above Ojai 28. Fuel Break Road–Shelf Road Loop: Stewart Canyon to Gridley Canyon 29. Gridley Trail to Gridley Springs Camp Central Ojai Map 30. Horn Canyon Trail 31. Sisar Canyon 32. Santa Paula Canyon 33. Sulphur Mountain Road Recreation Trail Ventura • Oxnard • CamarilloPacific Coast–Santa Monica Mountains Ventura to Point Dume Map (Hikes 34–69) Ventura–Oxnard Coastline Map (Hikes 34–42) 34 . Emma Wood State Beach and Seaside Wilderness Park: Ocean’s Edge–River’s Edge Loop 35. San Buenaventura State Beach to the Ventura River Estuary 36. San Buenaventura State Beach to Marina Park and Ventura Harbor 37. McGrath State Beach: Santa Clara Estuary Natural Preserve 38. Arroyo Verde Park 39. Silver Strand Beach: Channel Islands Harbor to La Janelle Park 40. Bubbling Springs Recreational Greenbelt 41. Port Hueneme Beach Park 42. Ormand Beach 43. Mission Oaks Park Trail Santa Monica Mountains:Point Mugu State Park • Rancho Sierra Vista/SatwiwaCircle X Ranch • Leo Carrillo State Park Point Mugu to Decker Road Map (Hikes 44–64) Upper Point Mugu State Park • Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa Map (Hikes 44–48) 44. Wendy–Satwiwa Loop Trail: Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa 45. Ranch Overlook Trail–Satwiwa Loop: Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa 46. Boney Mountain Trail to Sycamore Canyon Falls: Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa • Point Mugu State Park 47. Old Boney Trail to Danielson Monument: Boney Mountain State Wilderness • Point Mugu State Park 48. Big Sycamore Canyon Trail: Shuttle from Upper Trailhead to Lower Trailhead Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa • Point Mugu State Park 49. Chumash Trail–Mugu Peak Loop: Point Mugu State Park 50. La Jolla Valley Loop from La Jolla Canyon: Point Mugu State Park 51. Ray Miller–Overlook Fire Road–La Jolla Canyon Loop: Point Mugu State Park 52. Scenic Trail–Overlook Fire Road Loop: Point Mugu State Park 53. Serrano Valley Loop from Big Sycamore Canyon: Point Mugu State Park 54. Serrano Valley from Serrano Road: Point Mugu State Park Circle X Ranch Map (Hikes 55–58) 55. Grotto Trail: Circle X Ranch 56. Canyon View–Yerba Buena Road Loop: Circle X Ranch 57. Sandstone Peak and Inspiration Point: Circle X Ranch 58. Tri-Peaks: Mishe Mokwa–Sandstone Peak Loop: Circle X Ranch Leo Carrillo State Park Map (Hikes 59–63) 59. Yellow Hill Fire Road: Leo Carrillo State Park 60. Lower Arroyo Sequit Trail and Sequit Point: Leo Carrillo State Park 61. Ocean Vista: Willow Creek–Nicholas Flat Loop: Leo Carrillo State Park 62. Nicholas Flat Trail: Nicholas Flat from the coast: Leo Carrillo State Park 63. Nicholas Flat: Leo Carrillo State Park 64. Arroyo Sequit Park 65. Charmlee Wilderness Park 66. El Pescador • La Piedra • El Matador State Beaches: Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach 67. Newton Canyon Falls—Zuma/Trancas Canyons: Upper Zuma Canyon 68. Newton Canyon—Zuma/Trancas Canyons • Castro Crest N.P.S. 69. Rocky Oaks Park Thousand Oaks areaNewbury Park to Simi Hills Thousand Oaks Area Map (Hikes 70–111) Newbury Park–Thousand Oaks Open Space Trail System Map (Hikes 70–80) 70. Dos Vientos Open Space 71. Potrero Ridge Trail: Reino Road to Via Las Brisas 72. Potrero Ridge Trail: Wendy Drive to Reino Road 73. Los Robles Trail: Potrero Gate to Angel Vista Western Segment: Los Robles Trail System 74. Los Robles Trail: Moorpark Gate to Angel Vista Central Segment: Los Robles Trail System 75. Rosewood Trail to Angel Vista: Ventu Park Open Space • Los Robles Trail System 76. Stagecoach Inn Museum and Nature Trail 77. Oak Creek Canyon: Los Robles Trail System 78. Los Padres–Los Robles Loop Los Padres/Los Robles Open Spaces: Los Robles Trail System 79. White Horse Canyon Trail: South Ranch Open Space Los Robles Trail System 80. Triunfo Canyon Trail: Conejo Ridge Open Space Los Robles Trail System 81. Dawn’s Peak: Conejo Open Space 82. Conejo Valley Botanic Garden: Conejo Community Park Wildwood Park Map (Hikes 83–87) 83. Lynnmere–Wildwood Canyon: East Loop • Wildwood Park 84. Lynnmere–Wildwood Canyon: West Loop • Wildwood Park 85. Paradise Falls: Moonridge Trail–Indian Creek Canyon Wildwood Park 86. Lizard Rock: Mesa Trail–Stagecoach Bluff Loop Wildwood Park 87. Mountclef Ridge: Santa Rosa Trail–Lower Butte Loop Wildwood Park • Mountclef Ridge Open Space Westlake Village • North RanchWood Ranch • Oak Park • Agoura Hills Simi Hills Open Spaces Map (Hikes 88–102) 88. Hillcrest Open Space Preserve 89. Sandstone Hills Trail to Vista Point East Trailhead: Sandstone Hills Trail–Oakbrook Vista Trail North Ranch Open Space Upper Simi Hills Map (Hikes 90–100) 90. Oakbrook Regional Park to Vista Point West Trailhead: Oakbrook Vista Trail–Sandstone Hills Trail Oakbrook Regional Park • North Ranch Open Space 91. Oakbrook Regional Park: Chumash Museum and Village 92. Lang Ranch Loop from Lang Ranch Parkway: Lang Ranch Open Space 93. Sunrise–Autumn Ridge Loop from Westlake Boulevard: Lang Ranch Open Space 94. Sunset Hills–Woodridge Loop: Woodridge Estates • Sunset Hills Open Space 95. Long Canyon–Sunrise Loop: Wood Ranch Open Space 96. Canyon View Trail 97. Coyote Hills–Wood Ranch Loop 98. Challenger Park Loop 99. Montgomery Canyon–Oak Canyon Loop Challenger Park • Wood Ranch Open Space 100. Mount McCoy 101. Oak Canyon Community Park 102. Medea Creek Park Simi HillsCheeseboro/Palo Comado CanyonsUpper Las Virgenes Canyon Simi Hills: Cheeseboro/Palo Comado CanyonsUpper Las Virgenes Canyon Map (Hikes 103–111) 103. China Flat Trail 104. Upper Palo Comado–Cheeseboro Canyons Loop 105. Cheeseboro Canyon to Shepherds’ Flat 106. Canyon View–Cheeseboro Canyon Loop 107. Cheeseboro Ridge–Cheeseboro Canyon Loop 108. Morrison Ranch Loop: Shea Open Space 109. Upper Las Virgenes Canyon from the Las Virgenes Trailhead 110. Upper Las Virgenes Canyon from the Victory Trailhead 111. El Escorpion Park Los Angeles CountySimi Valley • Moorpark • Fillmore Simi Hills to Santa Susana Mountains Map (Hikes 112–123) 112. Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center 113. Sage Ranch Park 114. Stoney Point 115. Old Santa Susana Stagecoach Trail: Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park 116. Santa Susana Pass Loop: Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park 117. Corriganville Park 118. Rocky Peak Trail: Rocky Peak Park Rocky Peak Park Map (Hikes 118–121) 119. Hummingbird Creek Trail: Rocky Peak Park 120. Chumash Trail: Rocky Peak Park 121. Las Llajas Canyon: Marr Ranch Parkland • Rocky Peak Park 122. Happy Camp Canyon 123. Tar Creek Companion Guides Index
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