February 23, 2019 @ 8:00AM — 10:00AM
Scenic hike at Rancho Ventura Conservation Trust to Ventura's famous Two Trees Landmark
To date we've had over 5,000 guests visit Rancho Ventura for our hikes to Two Trees! We are changing things up a bit- The Winter Hike Series will begin on a new trail route in Barlow Canyon and will lead up to Two Trees. This canyon is also part of the land stewarded by Rancho Ventura. Join us for a different but equally enjoyable hike to our beloved community landmark.
Guests will meet at the Entrance to Barlow Canyon off Foothill Road. Due to the nature of the terrain the hikes can be considered moderately difficult and out-and-back up and down steep slopes. The distance from Barlow Canyon to Two trees is approximately 1.5 miles with an elevation gain of 716 feet over the course of the hike four an out and back trip of around 3 miles. Average hike times take between an hour to an hour an a half. We ask all attending to:
Guests will get to visit the permanently preserved land in the Ventura Hillsides, take in incredible views overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands and the Cities of Ventura and Oxnard, and the Los Padres National Forest and Topa Topa Mountains to the North and Santa Monica Mountains to the Southeast. There will be incredible photo opportunities due to the viewshed clarity in the Fall and Winter months. Hike leaders will teach the story of the land, History of Two Trees, facts about wildlife and more during the hike. Pre-registry is required to attend the event.
Notes: Hikes will be rescheduled in the event of bad weather including rain or extreme heat. All guests are requires to sign waiver of liability at the onset of each outing. Hikes are limited to 150 guests. Parking space is limited to 40 vehicles so guests are urged to consider carpooling. Summer hikes may be cancelled due to extreme head events.