What we're about

Welcome to the official Ventura Sierra Club meetup group! We are everyone in Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Ojai, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Somis, El Rio, Port Hueneme, and all the little places inbetween. Want to hike locally? This is the place to be! Ease into fitness at beginner walks, get going on intermediate half or whole day hikes, or make new friendships on overnight backpacks. Want to volunteer for the environment? Check out our service activities! We do beach/river clean ups, trail repair, native plant restorations and more. Your personal fulfillment awaits! "Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life." ~John Muir 1901

Upcoming events (5+)

Loon Point and the Equestrian Trails

Loon Point Beach Parking

Meet in the Loon Point parking lot at 08:45. Low tide is a close to 12:00 so we will this hike backwards. We'll go up the path along the polo fields then wander along the equestrian trails of Summerland, through orchards, horse properties and eucalyptus trees and return to our cars via the beach. Total distance is 6 miles with about 500 ft of gain. Terrain is a mix avement, and trail. There is some shade along the way but is otherwise exposed.

Sierra Cross to Ventura Pier

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Meet 4pm at the Mission Buenaventura fountain at 211 E. Main St for a slow to moderately paced 2 hours, 5-mile loop, 300-foot gain and loss from the Mission fountain to the Sierra Cross down to the Harbor Pier and back to the fountain. This is not a moderate pace but a leisurely walk to the Sierra Cross, across Summit Road to Kalorama St. down to Front St & Ash St., the pedestrian overpass to the Ventura Pier and back via Figueroa St. to the fountain. There is free parking in the Ventura County Museum parking lot (100 E. Santa Clara St.) and some other lots on 200 E. Santa Clara St. The time is 4 pm to 6pm. Rain cancels and dress appropriately for weather forecast. Wear appropriate shoes for pavement hiking/walking, head or flash light and water. Leashed and well -behaved dogs are welcome. Angela Colicchio (Ven)

2020 Wilderness Basics Course (register at lospadreswbc.org)

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Register online at LosPadreswbc.org The Sierra Club, Los Padres Chapter, is offering comprehensive training for people at all levels of fitness who want to enjoy and explore the wilderness. A dedicated staff of experienced leaders will teach students the skills to enjoy the wilderness during eight classroom sessions and several exciting outings. Eight classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7–9:30 p.m., February 19 through April 8, 2020. All classes are held at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd, Ventura CA 93003. The class lectures will demonstrate backpacking equipment, wilderness ethics, wilderness first aid & safety, weather, water filtration, cooking, map & compass, backcountry clothing and many other topics. Students will gain experience by participating in several outings including day hikes, a car camp and backpacking trips in our local mountains. Early registration prices start at $175 for Sierra Club members, and $190 for non-members. Early registration couples rates are $315 for members and $345 for non-members. The early registration student rate is $135 with student ID. All prices will increase after January 16. Teenagers 13–17 may take the course if they enroll with their parent or guardian and go on the outings together.

Sierra Cross to Ventura Pier

Needs a location

Meet 4pm at the Mission Buenaventura fountain at 211 E. Main St for a slow to moderately paced 2 hours, 5-mile loop, 300-foot gain and loss from the Mission fountain to the Sierra Cross down to the Harbor Pier and back to the fountain. This is not a moderate pace but a leisurely walk to the Sierra Cross, across Summit Road to Kalorama St. down to Front St & Ash St., the pedestrian overpass to the Ventura Pier and back via Figueroa St. to the fountain. There is free parking in the Ventura County Museum parking lot (100 E. Santa Clara St.) and some other lots on 200 E. Santa Clara St. The time is 4 pm to 6pm. Rain cancels and dress appropriately for weather forecast. Wear appropriate shoes for pavement hiking/walking, head or flash light and water. Leashed and well -behaved dogs are welcome. Angela Colicchio (Ven)

Past events (544)

Satwiwa Loop Trail to Old Boney, Fossil and Upper Sycamore Loop

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa

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