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Hike Week to Two Trees: June 19-20
June 19, 2020 - June 20, 2020
Looking for plans for Father's Day Weekend? Ready to get out and enjoy some fresh air? Come and join us at Rancho Ventura Conservation Trust for a Private, Self-guided hike. This hike is modified from our normal hikes and space is limited in order to ensure proper social distancing on the trails.
We are offering TWO different trails:
The first trail is a 2-mile round trip hike to the iconic Two Trees. This hike is moderate - advanced.
The second trail option is a hike to the beautiful Restoration Site. It is an easy-moderate 4-mile round trip hike into Barlow Canyon where you can enjoy the peaceful hike to the Restoration Site where Oak and Sycamore trees have been planted in an effort to restore the natural environment for wildlife.
*Make sure to sign up as there are only a limited number of spots available.
Please arrive 10 minutes before your departure time. You will have a two hour window to hike and can choose either of our trails to hike.
Guests will meet at the Entrance to Barlow Canyon off Foothill Road - 3999 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 for an out and back trip of around 3 miles. Average hike times take between an hour to an hour and a half. We ask all attending to:
- Wear proper attire for the weather on the given day.
- Apply sunscreen.
- Wear appropriate footwear. No flip flops please.
- Pace themselves during the duration of the hike according to their ability.
- Bring water or a sports drink for hydration.
- Bring a camera for photo opportunities.
- No dogs, please.
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. 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 required to sign waiver of liability at the onset of each outing.