Ventura to Ojai Bike Trail

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Best beginner bike touring route?
We think you’ll agree. This 16-mile, out and back route climbs gradually from Ventura to Ojai.

Take the train

For an easy getaway take the AMTRAK Surfliner from Los Angeles, San Diego or Santa Barbara to Ventura – bring your bike for free.

Riding Off-Road

From the Ventura AMTRAK Station follow the Ventura River Trail which eventually turns into the Ojai Valley Trail. Enjoy the quiet trail and the beautiful valley views.

Family Friendly

The off-road trail and the gentle grade from Ventura makes this an ideal ride for children.

Ojai Overnight

Plan an overnight stay, or two – you won’t want to leave.

Riding fat tires? Combine this ride with the Sulphur Mountain Loop for a great weekend of riding adventures.

Festivals & Parades

Ojai loves its 4th of July parade – arrive a day early to place your lawn chairs along Ojai Ave.

Plan well in advance to attend the Ojai Music Festival.

Visit the one-of-a-kind Bart’s Books during your visit.

“Imagine riding from the ocean into the mountains, all on a gentle off-road bike path. Meet the Ventura-Ojai Trail, where you can start the day by watching surfers catching waves and end it in an artsy town nestled in the mountains.”The Path Less Pedaled


Photo credits: Leslie Ogden & Frank Peters. Video credits: The Path Less Pedaled.