Best Mountain Biking in Ventura

Looking for the best mountain biking in Ventura? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Ventura. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Bike the Sulphur Mountain Loop

    The Sulphur Mountain Loop is a 28 mile cycling and mountain biking loop that begins in Ventura Canyon at the Sulphur Mountain Trailhead and loops through Ojai Valley. Beginning at the Sulphur Mountain Road trailhead off Highway 33, follow the road...

    28.6 miles 2884 ft gain

  • Hike to Sycamore Canyon Falls

    ...When arriving in the Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area, take the drive and park at Sycamore Canyon parking lot. Parking is free and also offers restrooms and some history about the park. Follow the trailhead South until you come to the S...

    2.4 miles 350 ft gain

  • Hike Romero Canyon

    Hiking the 5.7 Romero Canyon loop trail is a wonderful way to get outside and get the endorphins flowing. The trail has some steep sections but the reward for that, of course, is the excellent scenery. Hike in the spring and summer for the best of...

    5.7 miles 1459 ft gain

  • Hike the Scenic Trail in Point Mugu State Park

    The trailhead is located in the day use area of Point Mugu State Park.  Park in the day use area parking lot. There is a parking fee of $12/day or $3/hr.   From the parking lot, walk through the campground until you reach the old service road.  Af...

    1.4 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike to Inspiration Point in Rattlesnake Canyon

    Hike up the 3.5 mile trail to an unbeatable vista that will leave you smiling despite the chronic uphill that got you there. Inspiration point is in Rattlesnake Canyon State Park, so, naturally, be on the lookout for slithery reptile friends. Be s...

    3.5 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike La Cumbre Peak via Tunnel Trail

    Tunnel Trail is a great way to get to the top of La Cumbre Peak. You get to the trail head by taking Tunnel Road until it dead ends at a large water tower, there you can park your car and start on foot. You take spyglass ridge road up which is a p...

    10 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Hike the Backbone East from Latigo Canyon

    Starting in a dusty, generally empty parking lot, at about 2,000' ASL, you'll go immediately due north, up a few more feet before you drop down into another canyon covered in live oaks (and poison oak), thistles, ferns, and wildflowers. There's on...

    3.8 miles 780 ft gain

  • Hike Calabasas Peak Motorway

    Getting There You can, from Los Angeles, go one of three ways: take I-405 to US-101 and head west, or from downtown, take US-101 the whole way, OR, get on I-10 from the Westside or east of there and take that until it becomes PCH, then take that t...

    7.3 miles 1817 ft gain

  • Hike to Eagle Rock in Topanga State Park

    Eagle Rock is located in Topanga State Park in the Santa Monica Mountains, and it is a unique formation that provides an amazing panoramic view of Santa Monica. On a clear day, the Catalina Islands and Palos Verdes Peninsula are visible. You can p...

    6 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike to Parker Mesa Overlook via Trippet Ranch

    This is a 6.8 mile round-trip hike that starts at Trippet Ranch in Topanga Canyon. Even though the range in elevation is 400 feet from peak to trough, the up and down trail totals to approximately 1800 feet elevation gain making this a beginner to...

    6.8 miles 1800 ft gain

  • Hike the Towsley Canyon Loop

    The Towsley Canyon Loop can be done in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise loop. The clockwise path starts with a gradual ascent through Wiley Canyon and steep descent into the Towsley Gorge while a counter-clockwise route starts with a steep ...

    5.1 miles 1340 ft gain

  • Hike the Mandeville Canyon Trail

    Mandeville Canyon Trail is a 7.1 mile out-and-back hike with stunning city and ocean views in Madenville Canyon Park in Los Angeles. The hike has little to no shade, so come prepared with plenty of water, sunscreen, and a hat. 

    7.1 miles 1102 ft gain