This is the Great Runs guide to some of the best places to run in Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, and Ventura. These are some of the major cities in the 60-mile stretch from Malibu to Santa Barbara.
In Thousand Oaks, there are hundreds of miles of spectacular trails in the open, hilly space between the coast and Highway 101. In Oxnard, the running highlight is the path along Channel Islands Harbor to the Beach Park. And in Ventura, there’s a beach-side promenade that’s popular for running, and an 11-mile multi-use path stretching from downtown east to Foster Park and Ojai. The best beaches for running are in Oxnard and Ventura.