Adventure within reach.
Pack your binoculars and head to these beautiful hiking trails near the Santa Monica Mountains. Enjoy a day of hiking through the gentle rolling hills and canyons of Cheesebro and Palo Comado or the steeper neighboring mountains. Visit the Historic Morrison Ranch House that was occupied in 1904 or make your way to the Sulfur Springs for a therapeutic natural hot spring bath. For more experienced hikers, make your way to the top on Simi Peak for a breath-taking view of the city. At the end of the day it’s a short ride back to Oxnard where you can grab a bite and Dominick’s Italian Restaurant and relax at the hotel.
Stop by Xielo’s for a crepe before hitting the road early to explore the preserved natural beauty of the Carrizo Plain National Monument. There are several different hiking trails to choose from in this monument, with most being an easy leisurely hike through fields of wild flowers, especially during the spring super bloom. The Carrizo National Monument is a few hours away from Oxnard so be sure to budget a whole day for this one of a kind adventure.
To ignite your inner thrill-seeker we've prepped a handful of high-charged itineraries that even the most adventurous will appreciate. Take a look at these sample days and get your blood pumping!