Looking for an Ojai hike along Shelf Road? A good friend and I recently escaped for a weekend away. My favorite mini-outing was hiking in Ojai. We found the hike on this Ojai Music Festival website.
Many times, when it’s gloomy in Ventura, folks head inland to Ojai for a bit of sun. We tried, but got rained on. The rain didn’t stop us from hiking, though. The sound of raindrops in the avocado trees and rustling through the orange groves rewarded our efforts. We saw birds, squirrels, and blue jays. We even met a snake peeking out of a hole. It would have been a beautiful view of Ojai Valley if not for the low clouds. The two benches at the end still made for a rewarding walk.
Afterwards, we enjoyed fresh seafood at Sea Fresh Restaurant in town and took a stroll through art studios and Spanish architecture.