There’s a reason people who love spending time outside flock to California. The coastal state offers year-round comfortable temperatures along with gorgeous, diverse scenery that can be admired from a vast number of hiking trails. Whether you’re interested in beaches, mountains, or redwoods, there’s plenty of trails to choose from that suit all experience levels.
As an active senior living community in Ventura, CA, Ventura Townehouse is intimately familiar with the local beauty and outdoor activities that are popular among seniors on the California coast. Keep reading to find out our top picks for the most beautiful hiking trails you’ll find in the area.
Best enjoyed on a sunny day, Boy Scout Tree Trail offers majestic views of towering, ancient redwood trees around every corner, and even includes a waterfall. It’s a moderate 5-mile hike with a remote and peaceful feel, and can be found in the Jedediah Smith Redwoods.
Located in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, this trail guides you through a deep canyon nestled between fern-covered walls (hence the name). At about a mile long, Fern Canyon offers a short but memorable adventure through scenery that’s so magical and prehistoric, it was used as a backdrop in Jurassic Park II: The Lost World.
Situated in Montaña de Oro State Park, Bluff Trail has an elevation change of less than 400 feet, yet still provides an impressive view of nearby mountains. This 4.6-mile trail is family-friendly and wheelchair-accessible, and offers an incredible variety of breathtaking coastal views, including tide pools, beaches, hidden caves, and rock formations.
Those looking for something a little more challenging can check out the nearby Bishop Peak. This 4-mile hike takes you up the highest volcanic peak in San Luis Obispo, promising stunning views of the surrounding areas.
The California coast offers a huge and impressive assortment of scenic hiking trails that are sure to enhance the senior living experience. Although we couldn’t fit them all into one article, we hope we’ve given you a good place to start.
Ventura Townehouse understands the importance of staying active in retirement, and we know how valuable outdoor activities can be to an active senior lifestyle. That’s why we offer outdoor amenities such as an exercise trail, putting green and shuffle board, and regular outings to enjoy the local scenery and entertainment.
My grandmother lives at the Ventura Townehouse and I feel confident that she is in good hands. They get her to her appointments and provide any aftercare that she may need. Everyone there is friendly and like family. I feel like I’m at home when I go there to visit her and eat with her in the dining room.
Recently, I visited my Mom from Chicago. Each day I offered to take us out and about in Ventura. We found ourselves having such an enjoyable time at the Townehouse we didn’t leave. The dining room was so lovey to enjoy with her friends. Patios welcoming and the activities kept us busy. We laughed and had fun all day! Thank you everyone for making me feel at home and making my visit special. It’s always hard to leave my mom. But not as hard when I know she is so happy! Until my next visit!
Staff is very helpful and always concerned about my Mother’s needs, the interior and grounds maintenance is exceptional. Dining provides healthy menus to choose from. Front desk staff is always friendly and helpful. Best decision we ever made was bringing my mom here.