Since our founding, one of the most common question we have received from was about public access. It is one of our goals to not just conserve the land, but to invite the public to experience this beautiful land for themselves. The Rancho Ventura Conservation Trust cordially invites you to our guided hiking events to Two Trees! Please register and join us on the dates below and experience the incredible vistas, wildlife and our treasured community landmark.
About the Event:
Guests will meet at the Poinsettia Pavilion top parking lot at the dates and times below. 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 Poinsettia Pavilion to Two trees is approximately .9 miles with an elevation gain of 734 feet over the course of the hike. Average hike times take between 30-45 minutes to reach Two Trees. We ask all attending to:
- Wear proper attire for the weather on the given day.
- Apply sunscreen.
- Wear appropriate footwear.
- 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.
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. There will be incredible photo opportunities due to the viewshed clarity in the Fall and Winter months. 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. Please contact Outreach Coordinator Mike Lydon at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on signing up for the event.
Hikes will be rescheduled in the event of bad weather. All guests are required to sign a waiver of liability at the onset of each outing.