2 miles
Distance
735 ft
Climb
-216 ft
Descent
00:16:39
Avg time
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Willis Canyon Details

  • Riding Area
    Ventura River Preserve
    Ojai, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Year (wait a few days after rain)
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #66185 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This is a great xc trail and can be made into an awesome loop if you keep going and link it with rice canyon. Not too long, not too steep but you can push your self as hard as you want. There are many other single tracks in this area that can be linked with this ride.

Access Info

Cross the Ventura River and follow signs.

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More Stats for Willis Canyon bike trail
  • Altitude change
    519 ft
  • Altitude min
    701 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,266 ft
  • Altitude start
    701 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,220 ft
  • Grade
    4.511%
  • Grade max
    -22.675%
  • Grade min
    44.314%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2,624 ft
  • Distance flat
    739 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:22
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Status:
on Oct 27, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Camping Camping
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      Willis Canyon Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Oct 27, 2018 @ 9:32am
      Oct 27, 2018
      Sep 6, 2018 @ 4:33pm
      Sep 6, 2018
      Incredibly loose and sandy. Some sections not rideable
      Feb 3, 2017 @ 3:20pm
      Feb 3, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 22 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 54 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Karlosb10 (Jan 25, 2019 at 6:37)
       This trail requires a river crossing by foot. So you have to carry your bike across. Also, I never did the Rice Canyon loop but I heard there was a burnt bridge that you couldn’t cross. If anyone knows if this has opened please comment. These trails are ridden by horses frequently so keep an eye out for them and their poop! Last thing, some of the property in this area is private and off limits so read the signs.
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