Biking from Ojai to Ventura on the Ojai Valley TrailContributorMay 10, 2021Travel blog Share Tweet This is especially true for the first half going through Ojai. There are multiple areas where trees fully shade the trail as you ride along. The trail continues through a beautiful natural section here before crossing the street near the horse statue and following Highway 33. Also, there is a nice overlook right before the Oak View section as well. There are a few of these along the trail, and they are great places to take a break and soak in the view. This part of the trail has many bike stops signs as you cross city streets, which slows your biking. It wasn’t too busy when I went though, so I never had to wait long for my turn to cross. After passing Casitas Springs, you will be at Foster Park, which is the end of the Ojai maintained portion of the trail. From here, it moves into the Ventura maintained section. Details The trail here also has a few art installations, with the wheel tree being the first thing you will see. There are abandoned buildings here, large RV lots, and a waste treatment plant. The ride is still nice though, and you will cross under the freeway near Ortonville to continue towards Ventura. As you follow the road, there are multiple benches that you can stop and rest at if you would like. You will be riding along Highway 33 for a while in this section. The trail is close to the road, but it is its own paved trail which is much nicer than riding along the road. There is also a dirt path for equestrian usage and walking for most of this section of the trail. It is a stark difference from the start of the trail, and while interesting, I prefer the nature section. The trail continues for a while along the coast, but I just rode it till the Ventura Pier. It was nice to ride along the coast to end the trail instead of ending with the industrial section previous to it. The path then goes along Highway 33 one more time before ending at Rex Street and North Olive Street. This last section is even more industrial, with large warehouses, oil drilling machines, and even stops created along the bike path to allow trucks to cross the path safely. The trail from the Ojai starting point is pretty great most of the way. It gets industrial at the end in Ventura, but other than that, you are surrounded by nature most of the time.