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Casitas Pass Loop

The Casitas Pass Loop has a little bit of everything-- a bit of climbing and descending along the 150 to the beach, flat with a tailwind along the beach to Ventura, and a gentle uphill on the bike path back up to Ojai. A great temperate ride during any season!

48.5 miles / 2700 ft

We've made two routes on Strava: one takes the "local way," which is best done with a bike computer to navigate. The second route is simplified for those without directions right in front of them.

View Route on Strava     View Simplified Route on Strava

Route Notes:

  • Hwy 150 is the most busy during commute times. If you're riding during the week, it's better to wait until mid-morning.
  • If you're riding in the morning, it's a good idea to bring lights, as it can get very foggy around the lake.
  • The turn off of Hwy 150 is practically a U-turn onto Rincon Hill Rd. If you get to Hwy 101 via the 150, you've missed your turn.
  • If you prefer to ride on the road rather than the bike path, you can take Santa Ana Rd up to Ojai instead.
  • For sustenance along the route, we like Harvest Cafe for breakfast food, and Beach House Tacos on the pier for lunch.