To Our Ojai Community:

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we recover from the damage from the Thomas Fire on our trails. In the coming months trails will likely open and close depending on rain and changing trail conditions. Click here for current information and trail notifications »

Saved Lands

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The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy has permanently protected roughly 2,300 acres of open space through direct ownership and conservation agreements. Click on any of the links below to explore our preserves.

You can now access our trail maps on your mobile device and find where you are on all the OVLC trails:


Valley View Preserve
Located off of Shelf Road on 195 acres, this preserve contains numerous trails. There’s a trailhead kiosk with information on the preserve’s ecosystem along with hiking maps that include: Fox Canyon, Foothill and newly finished Luci’s Trail.
Explore the Valley View Preserve »

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Ventura River Preserve
Adjacent to Los Padres National Forest and in the Ventura River Watershed, this preserve is located on 1,600 acres previously known as El Nido Ranch. Hiking, horseback riding, dog walking, bird watching and photography are welcome.
Explore the Ventura River Preserve »

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San Antonio Creek Preserve
Donated in March of 2002, the San Antonio Creek Preserve is open to the public by written permission only. It is located on nine acres with Sulphur Mountain views and a year-round section of the creek.
Explore the San Antonio Creek Preserve »

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Ventura River Confluence Preserve
A 13-acre parcel hidden off the side of Highway 33, the Ventura River Confluence is where San Antonio Creek joins the Ventura River. Home to numerous endangered species, it is one of the last homes to Ventura River forests.
Explore the Ventura River Confluence »

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Rio Vista Preserve
Received as a three-quarter mile land grant from California Coastal Conservancy, this preserve sits less than half a mile from the Ventura River Confluence Preserve. Restoration plans are newly shaping and soon will be underway.
Explore the Rio Vista Preserve »

Ojai Meadows Preserve
Located off of Maricopa Highway and purchased in 2001, this restoration area has brought back the wetlands with many native species and a thriving ecosystem. A dog friendly trail runs through the preserve, providing escape from one’s daily routine.
Explore the Ojai Meadows Preserve »

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Ventura River Steelhead Preserve
Acquired in July 2011 and not yet open to the public, this preserve looks to help the endangered Southern California Steelhead. Located with onsite historical buildings, OVLC is preparing to create a conservation center open to the public.
Explore the Steelhead Preserve »

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Cluff Vista Park
Once an abandoned gas station, Cluff Vista Park is now home to many native plant species and prime location to see a Pink Moment. After major renovation and construction the park opened in October, 2002.
Explore Cluff Vista Park »

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Fuelbreak Road Trail Easement
Located on private property but accessible to the public, Fuelbreak Trail joins Pratt, Gridley and Cozy Dell trails. Beginning at the top of North Signal Street in Ojai, the trail gives breathtaking views of the valley.
Explore Fuelbreak Road Trail Easement »

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Ilvento Preserve
Donated by the Ilvento family in 1997, this preserve marks the milestone for OVLC’s first land acquisition. Although open to the public it sees few visitors. Through efforts of our volunteer trail crew the preserve is beautifully maintained.
Explore the Ilvento Preserve »

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Conservation Easements
Easements are voluntary land preservation agreements with which OVLC has gained 200 acres of land.
Explore Conservation Easements »