This is a fun thing to do in Ventura! Nice smooth path, slight uphill to Ojai. But coast back home! Only advice, ride bikes that fit you.
Know that this ride is an uphill all the way to Ojai but the reward is to have a nice lunch when you stop and then coast all the way back down to the ocean. One of the best experiences on a bicycle in Ventura County.
This bike path is mostly away from the road. Many pele start at Foster Park, but starting the trail near Main St and Hwy provides interesting scenery, including Brooks Institute, where there is a old town filming set where several movies 33. It's an easy ride, slight uphill going towards Ojai, downhill going to Ventura.
For those of us who are not great bike riders, I took 13 middle-school-girls on this 15+ mile bike ride. If you begin at Libby Park in Ojai, you can ride all the way to the beach in Ventura and it is almost downhill the entire way. Makes you feel great with the minimum of pedaling! And, of course, the... More
My husband and I (both over 60) cycled the path from Ventura to Ojai, about 30 miles return. The path tends gently uphill for quite a few miles going northbound into Ojai, but that makes it easier getting back to Ventura after lunch!
Love this one, but as an older Sr. Citizen. I prefer the downhill form Ojai to Ventura route.. We sometimes leave a car at the bottom, ride down of bikes, and drive back up to pick up the other car afterwards. This way, it is a very easy, fun, and safe ride. There are only a few street crossings with... More
The bike path is great! It's well paved and as others say, safe from all the cars and away from traffic. A wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of west Ventura on into Ojai with friends and/or family at every level of fitness. Beware of the heat though, I have MS and am intolerant of the heat which can be... More
This is a wonderful rail to trail bike path. The trail begins in Ventura, is paved all the way to Ojai, and is completely connected. It is 15 miles to Ojai, somewhat uphill. For a shorter ride, you can start at Foster Park. Take the 33 Hwy north to foster park. It is 9 miles to Ojai from here. Once... More
The bike path extends from the part of the beach in Ventura next to the Ventura River all the way to Ojai. There is only one 3 block section, crossing Main St in Ventura to pick up the path next to the Ventura River, that is along the street. I think it is close to 25 miles up to Ojai... More
My wife and I love to ride this paved path to Ojai. It's a great ride separated from the the all car traffic!
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