Sunset Hills Trail

EASY 12 reviews

Sunset Hills Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Thousand Oaks, CA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, road biking, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.5 miles 910 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

horseback riding

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

hiking
1 month ago

Basically a view of houses the whole way. I don't care to see houses, I can just walk around my neighborhood if I want to see houses. If you like to be in nature during a hike, this is not for you.

trail running
3 months ago

Good hills for running, great views. Do the extra lollipop loop at the end for a couple shady spots in the afternoon.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Very nice trail, not as scenic as it use to be because of the drought.

5 months ago

Fun trail

6 months ago

It was easy but the group kept hearing the sound of the rattle snake , it was pretty scary n we got lost just finding the area , worst hike of my life.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

This trail was challenging for me as a beginner in hiking. But totally doable. Beautiful scenery. Several offshoots so if your end game is Bard Reservoir, be sure to keep heading in that direction, which coming from Sunset Hills would be taking the trails to he right. Beautiful scenery and flowers. Not a real busy trail either. Ran into 3 people in 4 miles. Nice.

8 months ago

1 year ago

For what it is, not bad! A bit challenging in parts.

hiking
1 year ago

This is a great trail for beginners. It is nestled between 3 gated communities, and demonstrates how the outdoors can be preserved while the surrounding area is being developed. Most of the elevation is gained at the start, but after that the trail is relatively easy. Most the trail sits well above the 3 gated communities giving a nice view of them. At the most, it takes an hour.
This is a good trail for a weekend morning warm-up, and is not very heavily used considering its location among the 3 developments.