Harmon Canyon Preserve

Harmon Canyon Preserve is OPEN. Check here for preserve updates.

Harmon Canyon Preserve, established in 2020, is Ventura's first large-scale nature preserve. At 2,100 acres, visitors enjoy hills and canyons that feature oak groves, stream crossings, and breathtaking views of Southern California mountain ranges, coastlines, and Channel Islands National Park. This spectacular recreation destination offers miles of trails for hiking, biking, running, and exploring. Leashed dogs are allowed in Harmon Canyon Preserve.

Preserve Location and Parking

Harmon Canyon Preserve is located at 7511 Foothill Road (map). Free parking is available at the preserve trailhead off of McVittie Place.

PLEASE NOTE when approaching Harmon Canyon Preserve eastbound on Foothill Road, there is NO LEFT TURN ONTO MCVITTIE PLACE. The intersection is signed with three "No left turn" signs so please follow the law and help us maintain a safe environment in this area. Ventura Land Trust is working with the City of Ventura and the Ventura Police Department to ensure that all traffic laws are enforced in this area.

To access the preserve, proceed east on Foothill Road, turn right on Kimball Road, and make a U-turn at the intersection of Kimball Road and El Dorado Street. Then proceed to the intersection with Foothill Road, turn left on Foothill Road, and then right onto McVittie Place.

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Harmon Canyon

Preserve Trail Map





Interested in hosting a commercial event at Harmon Canyon? Approval is required. Contact [email protected] no less than 30 days ahead of your event for more information.



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