Ojai Herb Walk at Private Ranch

April 30, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Meet for carpool to private ranch in the Ojai mountains
1207 Maricopa Hwy
Ojai, CA 93023
$20 adults, $15 seniors 62-up, $10 students 13-18. Kids 5-12 free, one per adult.
Lanny Kaufer

April 8, 2017 Herb Walk at private Ojai ranch. Photo: Cheryl Cooper

Due to the overwhelming response to the April 8 hike at this venue,I have scheduled a second walk there so that no one has to miss it this spring.

I have been offered the opportunity to lead an Herb Walk on a beautiful private ranch in the Ojai mountains. One of the conditions is that I cannot divulge the location to the public. All I can say is that it’s a rare and special place where I have been longing to lead a walk for years. There are no public trails that allow access to this area. The land includes plants and features beyond what we usually encounter on my outings, including a renowned Mediterranean-climate botanic garden. A docent also will be present to share some of the rare exotic plants found on the property.

Private Ojai botanic garden on April 8, 2017. Photo: Godfred Tong





We will meet at Maricopa Plaza in Ojai for a carpool to reduce the number of cars on the private road. The travel time to the trailhead will be 15-20 minutes. There is an option to stay and enjoy your sack lunch in a beautiful setting. We will plan to arrive back at Maricopa Plaza by 12:30 or  1 p.m. for those not staying for lunch.

There is no pre-payment required to pre-register and add your name to the list. Once you are registered, I will send an email about a week prior with more details. If it is nearing capacity as it did on April 8, I will send out an email requesting payment by PayPal or check in order to guarantee your space. The cost is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 62-up, and $10 for students 13-18. An additional $5/person donation by cash or check is requested by the nonprofit organization that manages the property to cover the costs associated with making the property accessible to visitors.




Private Ojai nature preserve. Photo: Nathan Whitman

12 Responses to “Ojai Herb Walk at Private Ranch”

  1. Please reserve a spot for me on your herb walk April 30th.
    Thanks much, Amber

  2. You’ve got it, Amber!

  3. Hello! I wanted to sign my Dad and I up for the April 30th herb walk. Wayne and Kelsey Griffith. Thank you!

  4. Thanks, Kelsey. I received your registration but now I am adding Wayne.

  5. Please sign me up. I’m the one who somehow didn’t get on the list last time. My friend from Agoura, Jan Pellico will be joining me

  6. Please sign me up. I’m the one who somehow didn’t get on the list last time. My friend from Agoura, Jan Pellico will be joining me
    Also Julie Richardson (3)

  7. Hi Karen. I’m adding the three of you to the list. Please email the same info to register@herbwalks.com to be sure we stay in communication. Thanks.

  8. Hi – I want to go on the 30th! David wants to know if this is a slow-paced Herb Walk and if it is, he’d like to join us. Thanks…

  9. Loved class today. Thank you. Can you please put me on the list for the 30th?

  10. Thanks, Jan. Will do.

  11. Hi Jill, Yes, it’s slow-paced. I’ll put you down for 2. Thanks!

  12. I would like to be added to this walk if you still have room.

    Thank You,

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