For wildlife. For recreation. For the community. FOREVER!
Harmon Canyon, located in the eastern foothills of Ventura, is the very essence of what makes Ventura beautiful! Used primarily as ranch land for the past 100 years, today the property represents some of Southern California's last unspoiled hillside habitat. Harmon Canyon encompasses over 2,100 acres of pristine open space and is a place of scenic beauty. From scattered oak groves to endangered coastal sage scrub habitat, free flowing streams to shaded riparian nooks, Harmon Canyon offers something for everyone. Soon unsurpassed views of Southern California mountain ranges, the Ventura county coastline, and the Channel Islands will be accessible right here in Ventura's backyard.
Ventura Land Trust is currently in escrow to purchase & preserve this beautiful property with an anticipated closing date in late 2019 or early 2020. Until escrow closes, the property is PRIVATE and not open to the public. Once the purchase is completed, Harmon Canyon will become Ventura County's premiere publicly accessible place to hike, mountain bike, bird watch and enjoy Ventura's very best scenic views!
Harmon Canyon provides seemingly endless opportunities for community enjoyment:
- Public access to the Ventura foothills, allowing for local opportunities to hike, bike, run, or just enjoy nature!
- Opportunities for educational outreach, including school field trips, guided hikes, bird and wildflower walks, and more!
- Protected and unspoiled hillsides and scenic beauty that is vanishing quickly in Southern California!
- Crucial preservation of habitat for wildlife - from birds to reptiles to mammals!
- Future volunteer and restoration activities within the canyon!
Harmon Canyon is just waiting to be discovered by YOU!
Check back here for details about the grand opening of Harmon Canyon -
a beautiful place of unspoiled nature in your very own backyard!
From the 1,600 foot scenic overlook, visitors can view the Santa Clara River Valley, Santa Barbara Channel, Channel Islands, and the famed Two Trees from behind- a very unique perspective of a well-known landmark.
Once opened to the public, mountain bikers will no longer have to travel out of town to ride great trails. Harmon Canyon will have designated trails where mountain bikers can ride for miles on terrain designed for riders of all levels.
Generations of Ventura residents have dreamed of exploring our beautiful hillsides, preserved in their natural state. Today, this dream is close to becoming a reality!