Hiking & Geocaching

Whether you need a relaxed nature walk or a challenging power hike, be led by a knowledgeable, friendly, expert guide on a healthy and scenic adventure through the local trails of Ojai or the Los Padres National Forest.

Wills-Rice Canyon Trail
2-hour adventure for 2 - 6 people - $70 per person
Saturdays 8:30 am

Ojai’s Wills-Rice Canyon trail offers an easy/moderate 2-hour hike through three Ecosystems: Oak Meadow; Riparian Canyon including the “Enchanted Forest” and Chaparral. An experienced and knowledgeable Trail Guide will lead the group on the 4.6 mile loop with 580 feet of elevation. The trip begins by crossing the usually dry Ventura River, passing a recently restored oak meadow, and then gently climbs through Wills Canyon and into the “enchanted forest”. You will exit the forest and begin a half-mile climb with 275 feet of elevation which rewards you with beautiful views of the canyon and surrounding hill, culminating at the saddle with an unobstructed view of the Ojai Valley. An easy downhill 1.8 mile trek through Rice Canyon completes the loop.

Please contact Spa Reservations at (888) 772-6524 to book your reservation in advance. Group hikes include round-trip transportation from Spa Ojai to the trail head, bottled water, and a snack. Guests must be at least 10-years-old to participate. A minimum of 2 guests and maximum of 6 guests must register or the hike may be cancelled. Cancellations require 24 hours of notice.

2-hour private hike (for one person) - $140
3-hour private hike (for one person) - $170
2-hour private hike for 2 - 6 people - $70 per person
3-hour private hike for 2-6 people - $95.00 per person

Each hike includes round-trip transportation from the hotel to the trail head, bottled water, and a snack. Guided hikes are available for guests ages 10 and older. In planning other daytime activities, please allow a minimum of 30-minutes before and after your hike for check-in and travel time.

2-hour adventure (for one person) - $150
2-hour adventure for 2 - 6 people - $75 per person

A combination of hiking and treasure hunting, use a hand-held GPS navigation device to discover hidden surprises, unlocking fun and adventure. This guided excursion can be experience on the 220-acre Ojai Valley Inn campus or almost anywhere in our scenic valley. We provide the guide, transportation and all the necessary equipment; you only need to bring your enthusiasm!

Note: Geocachers ages 10 - 15 must be accompanied by an adult and enjoy a special rate of $60 for a two-hour adventure and $80.00 for a three-hour Geocache trek.