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Arroyo Verde Trail

Intermediate
 3.3 (7)

A 2.3-mile loop with beautiful scenery.


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2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

Loop

687' 209 m

High

406' 124 m

Low

435' 133 m

Up

424' 129 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

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Family Friendly The park has some nice picnic areas and barbecues.

Dogs are permitted in the lower part of the canyon.

Description

This hike is a loop that starts from the first parking lot after you enter the park. There is a fee for parking within park limits on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: $2 per hour or $5 maximum per car per day.

To begin the hike, cross the road to the trail access and head south along trail. As you near the south end of the park, cross the lawn to link up with the western trail and follow that north. Follow this until you reach the parking lot. Cross the lot and continue on to the westernmost trail; a left that will take you up a singletrack that ascends the canyon. When you reach The Wall (a sheer wall hillside enclosing the north end of the box canyon), the trail turns east. Continue heading east on the main upper trail until it arcs south and descends steeply. This is a nice section of trail that offers great views. Head south until you reach the right turn that takes you back across the road to the parking lot.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.

Flora & Fauna

Purple sage, coyote brush, mustard, fennel, and money flower.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Ventura

Shared By:

John McKinney

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  3.3 from 7 votes

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The view of Arroyo Verde Park from the back trail. The Pacific Ocean and Anacapa Island are in the distance.
Apr 23, 2019 near Ventura, CA

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May 4, 2020
Camelia Vazquez
Dec 31, 2018
Brian Robbins
Big loop plus top of hill 3.1mi
Jul 1, 2018
Rich P
1st time in trail. Dry but not too dusty. 2mi
Feb 23, 2018
Jose Flores
1.8mi — 0h 38m

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