Directions

The Trailhead:

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Northbound:

1. Take the 101 North Freeway to the California St. exit.
2. After taking the California St. exit, make a right turn.
3. At the end of California St., turn right on Poli St.
4. Make your first left into
Ventura City Hall.
5. Continue up the hill to the top parking lot where the trail head is located.



Southbound:

1. Take the 101 South Freeway to Ventura Ave. exit.
2. After taking the Ventura Ave. exit, make a right turn onto E. Thompson Blvd.
3. Make a left on California St.
3. At the end of California St., turn right on Poli St. 
4. Make your first left into
Ventura City Hall.
5. Continue up the hill to the top parking lot where the trail head is located.

The Summit Plateau:

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Northbound:

1. Take the 101 North Freeway to the California St. exit.
2. After taking the California St. exit, make a right turn.
3. At the end of California St., turn left on Poli St.
4. Continue onto Cedar St. and make a right turn onto Ferro Dr.
5. You will turn right onto Brakey Rd. and continue until your third right.
6. The summit plateau will be on the top of that road. 

1. Take the 101 North Freeway to the California St. exit.
2. After taking the California St. exit, make a right turn.
3. At the end of California St., turn left on 
Poli St.
4. Continue onto Cedar St. and make a right turn onto Ferro Dr.
5. You will turn right onto Brakey Rd. and continue until your third right.
6. The summit plateau will be on the top of that road. 

 

Southbound:

1. Take the 101 South Freeway to Ventura Ave. exit.
2. After taking the Ventura Ave. exit, make a right turn onto E. Thompson Blvd.
3. Make a left on California St.
4. At the end of California St., turn left on 
Poli St.
5. Continue onto Cedar St. and make a right turn onto Ferro Dr.
6. You will turn right onto Brakey Rd. and continue until your third right.
7. The summit plateau will be on the top of that road. 

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Best Hiking Trail! 

The Ventura Botanical Gardens won the 2015 VC Reporter's "Best of" awards in the categories of Hiking Trail (1st place) and View (3rd place). Thank you all for voting!

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WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE

The first 0.3 miles starting at the trailhead is ADA accessible. 

Map to Site


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To walk the trail, park behind City Hall (upper parking lot).

Vision Plan

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