8.5 MRT – Easy (65′ elevation gain/loss)
Meet at 7 AM near Donut Delite at the corner of Madera and Royal. Bring 2 quarts of water, trail snacks, and shoes for beach hiking.
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Our hike will start along Ormond Beach, “an 865-acre undeveloped beach in Oxnard that is off the beaten track.” The beach is backed by acres of farmland and has an extensive dune structure.” It “also includes a salt marsh wetland preserve, mud flats, and a freshwater lagoon [and the] preserve is on the Pacific Flyway, a 2,000-mile migratory route providing habitat for birds between Alaska and Latin America.” We’ll then continue our hike in Port Hueneme Beach Park, “a well-maintained, landscaped park to the southeast of the 1,600-acre Port Hueneme Naval Construction Battalion Center.” The 50-acre park “has a wide sandy beach and a T-shaped recreational Pier that extends 1,240 feet out to sea [with] great views of the Ventura County coastline and the Channel Islands.”