Full Moon Sunset Nature Hike in Ojai

**Events may have been canceled or postponed. Please contact the venue to confirm the event.

Date & Time

Sat, Jun 03 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Address (map)

Ojai CA 93023



On Saturday evening, June 3, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., Ojai author-naturalist Lanny Kaufer and his wife Rondia will lead a Full Moon Sunset Nature Hike to a vista point above the Ojai Valley where you can watch the near-simultaneous sunset and moonrise.  Both will happen around 8:10 p.m. The group will meet at the trailhead at 6:15 p.m. for a 6:30 p.m. start, then gradually hike about 1.5 miles to the viewing site, experiencing some elevation gain on a well-worn, dirt fire road with uneven footing in places. Along the way they’ll stop to meet some valuable edible and medicinal plants, including:

Black & Purple Sage

Chia Sage

Blue Elderberry

Coastal Sagebrush


Horehound and



Kaufer will also identify Poison Oak.

After witnessing the sunset and moonrise, the group will walk back to the trailhead by remaining daylight, moonlight, and flashlight, returning to the trailhead at about 9:00 p.m. Kaufer will have copies of his book, Medicinal Herbs of California, for sale and signing before and after the hike.

Heavy rain or chance of thunderstorms will cancel event.


The cost of the hike is $35. Please note: the PayPal payment will include their fee. Once you register you will receive instructions to mail a check if you prefer not to use PayPal. Paid reservations are refundable up to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31. After that, if your cancellation is received with enough time to fill your space, you will receive a refund or credit. Senior, student and child discounts are available by request. No dogs or smoking, please.

Paid registrants will receive a confirmation email prior to the hike with all necessary info, including weather forecast and parking directions.  They will also receive a follow-up email afterwards with a list of all plants and wildlife seen and other notes.

Photo of the full moon rising over Ojai by Joe P. Powers



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