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Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path

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Address: Parallel to Highway 33, Ventura, CA
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National Recreation Trail

Recently, the Ventura River Bike path was designated as a National Recreation Trail and for good reason. The path is in great shape and very easy to follow. Great sights along... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Southern California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Recently, the Ventura River Bike path was designated as a National Recreation Trail and for good reason. The path is in great shape and very easy to follow. Great sights along the way combined with many bird and wildlife sightings will add to this enjoyable experience. Ojai and Ventura, at each end, are fun cities to spend time in. Take... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

You can park near the fair grounds and start up the path along the Ventura River all the way up to Ojai. On the was it is all up hill, but is a fairly gentile grade. Get too tired, turn around and coast back down. Bottom several miles is good for kids. Near beach can be cool and cloudy but... More 

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Santa Barbara, Afghanistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

You need to have two cars, one with room for bikes, you take that one down to the beach first, leave it, then you take the other car back to the Ojai, my recommended starting point, unless you are and experienced cross country biker, Tour De France type. The trip is scenic and mostly downhill, some parts along the river... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The completed bike path really goes through a beautiful area, but there are several roadway crossings, so slow down for those and watch for cars. There is a slight incline during much of it, but most of it is relatively flat or easy to climb. Several good places to eat once you get into Ojai.

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Start at San Pedro turn in at Surfer's Point and can go all the way to Ojai. This is a beautiful, well maintained path that shows the awesome diversity Ventura County has to offer. Be aware of your surroundings however, as a number of less than savory characters hang out along the path at the beach and for the first... More 

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This path is wonderful for bike riding. It gets alittle scary in some parts, if you are alone. Deserted areas. But have ridden it up to Ojai and then rode to soule park. Great excercise. Avoid mid summer, unless you like heat...

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Gentle slope up from Ventura to Ojai. Very few road crossings. very nice scenery, even through the town of Ojai.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is an easy ride from Foster Park to Ojai for breakfast and coast back or from the Ventura State beach for a longer ride. Safe all paved trail.

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Ventura, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Scenic path taking you up to Ojai from Ventura. Some parts of the path have some roots making the path bumpy. Some stop signs at road crossings. A gentle steady climb all the way up. About 20 miles on way.

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Quincy, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Technically, this is 2 trails: the newer Ventura River Trail from Ventura to Foster Park, and the older Ojai Valley Trail from Foster Park to Ojai. Between Ventura and Foster Park, the trail is completely flat passing the back yards of residences and quasi industria areas and even what looks like a derelict oil refinery or chemical plant. Once past... More 

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