Posted Apr 19, 2023 | By Visit Oxnard

A Guide to the Best Biking Trails In & Around Oxnard

From the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route to bikeable pathways around Channel Islands Harbor, pedal these promenades in and around this beautiful coastal city.

Whether you're looking to start cycling again or want to experience new biking adventures with the family, there are plenty of bike paths and trails to explore in and around Oxnard.

We've rounded up the best biking trails near Oxnard to help you kick those adventures into high gear.

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Best Biking Trails in Oxnard

Oxnard Beach Park

There is plenty to see and do at Oxnard Beach Park (olol’koy Beach Park). Do you want a peaceful ride the whole family can enjoy? Oxnard Beach Park (olol’koy Beach Park) has a paved bike path overlooking the dunes and ocean waves. Feel the wind in your hair and smell the sea breeze.

Need to rent a bike while you are in Oxnard? Wheel Fun Rentals in Oxnard rents electric bikes, hybrid bikes, cruiser bikes, tandems, and 4-wheel Surrey bikes for beach adventures.

Fun Biking Paths Near Oxnard

Ventura Beach Promenade

The Ventura bike path is a smooth ride perfect for families who want to soak in the California coastline. Stop at the pier, visit a playground or keep pedaling along the Ventura Beachfront.

Ojai Valley Trail

Ride along Highway 33 from Foster Park to Fox Street in Ojai on the Ojai Valley Trail. This 9-mile bike trail is popular among cyclists, walkers, and joggers. One side of the trail is paved, making for a comfortable ride not too far from Oxnard.

Rincon Bike Trail

You always take the scenic route, and in this case, you'll be rewarded with stellar views of the Pacific Ocean. The Rincon Bike Trail is a coastal bike trail that runs along the 101 Highway. There are two cycling lanes, and a rail to separate you from the traffic.

Biking Itineraries - Adventure within reach

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Biking Itinerary #1

Mandalay Beach & Channel Islands harbor

Start at the Wheel Fun Rentals kiosk and explore Mandalay beach before making your way to Channel Islands Harbor. If you're hungry, the harbor is a great place to stop for lunch and check out some of the top eats in the area. Explore Fisherman's Wharf before making your way back to the beach.

Here's how to plan a self-guided bike tour of Channel Islands Harbor, beaches, and local parks.

Biking Itinerary #2

Wildwood Regional Park & Paradise Falls

Pick up a sandwich from Honey Cup Coffee & Kitchen and load up your mountain bike for an adventure unlike any other. Featured in "Mountain Bike Action Magazine," the trails through Wildwood Regional Park and Paradise Falls are diverse and perfect for mountain bikers of all skill levels. At the end of your ride, have a picnic at the stunning Paradise Falls and take a dip in the cool waters before heading back to your home base in Oxnard.

Biking Itinerary #3

Topanga State Park

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking views found at the crests of the many biking trails that Topanga State Park has to offer. Trails range from easy to advanced, paved and dirt. They're popular for mountain bikers of all experience levels when you've had your fill of biking the trails, layout on the beautiful beach across the road, and unwind before heading back to home base to grab a bite and a beer at BJ's Brewhouse.

Bike Safety Tips

We want you to have a safe and fun time cycling in and around Oxnard. Here are a few bike safety tips to keep in mind.

  • Always wear a helmet. Make sure it fits properly and is adjusted to fit your head.
  • Follow the rules of the road and go with the flow of traffic.
  • Look before turning and use your turn signals to let other bikers and drivers know where you're going.
  • Watch for parked cars and people opening car doors.
  • Travel at a speed that is safe for you.
  • Make yourself visible by wearing bright or reflective clothing
  • Avoid blind spots so other drivers can see you.


From bike paths on the beach to rugged trails, there are so many fun places to explore on your bike in or near Oxnard. What are your favorite bike trails in or near Oxnard?

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