Ojai is an artsy town surrounded by big mountains, with streets lined with art galleries, cafés, shops, and more than a few spas. A walk here is as pleasant as it is easy. Pick up the Ojai Valley Trail at Ojai Avenue just east of Del Norte Road; head east on the trail to Blanche Street; go left and turn left again onto Ojai Avenue; at Cañada Street turn right and walk to Matilija Street.
Stop at the indoor/outdoor Bart’s Books, at the corner of Matilija and Cañada streets, then continue east on Matilija to Ventura Street. Turn right here and walk back to Ojai Avenue; turn left and walk along the shop-filled arcade until you see Libbey Park to your right; cross the street and enter the park.
Behind the tennis courts, pick up the Ojai Valley Trail again. Head east along the trail until you reach Montgomery Street, then turn left. Cross Ojai Avenue and continue on Montgomery (it jogs to the right) until you reach Oak Street; turn right and then turn right again at Fulton Street. Turn right briefly on Ojai Avenue and then pick up Fulton on your left; follow the street until you reach the Ojai Valley Trail; turn right and follow the trail west to your start point.
Kick it up a notch: Extend your distance on the Ojai Valley Trail after you complete the loop.