One of my most regular hikes, because it’s close to home. I rarely see other hikers, cyclists or horseback riders. If you can get out there about two weeks after a good rain in early spring, you’ll see an amazing profusion of wildflowers on the ridge trail above. it’s very quiet - and when the hills are green, quite beautiful, compared with the typical desert landscape. When it’s green out, this is a 4. The rest of the year, a 3.

Pretty decent trail, quite. Very sandy though so if you are running be prepared to work a bit harder.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

When you pass the second kiosk stay right to climb the switchbacks for more intensity. Go to left for rolling terrain. Haven't done the full loop in awhile but will again soon.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Beautiful rolling hills. Nice and quiet. Wildflowers of all kinds at the moment.

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Monday, March 06, 2017

a nice, mainly flat, some hills, trailed road.

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Monday, March 02, 2015

As others have said, this trail isn't anything special. There are some nice views from the top of mountain, but most of the area is flat and sandy, not to mention the "hike" parallel to the golf course for the first mile takes away from the experience. I don't recommend entering from the golf course parking lot.

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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Happy Camp is neither happy, nor a true camp... It's a rural, arid grassland in the rolling hills north of Moorpark, along a restricted dirt fire road where you may not camp overnight and where motor vehicles are not permitted. The hike during 3 seasons out of the year is usually warm to hot, unexciting and features your basic Southern California endemic shrubs, grasses and some invasive weeds. There are a few trees here and there, but most are stunted and scrubby due to lack of water. Also note that you may not take your dog hiking with you into the Happy Camp area but horses are allowed?

If you do choose to hike or mountain bike in Happy Camp, bring plenty of water, snacks and proper clothing. Numerous rattlesnakes, coyotes, bobcat, deer and the occasional mountain lion can be found here, so enjoy and of course - be careful. There are also lots of ticks, so be prepared. When I've hiked into Happy Camp, I've had decent cell coverage with Verizon, but I've heard from friends of mine that their reception was poor. Firearms and bows are not permitted, however for self-defense you can bring pepper spray and I advise doing so.

Happy Camp would do far better if it were converted back into a real camp with an improved road for vehicles, a 24-hour camp host to monitor the site and a small fee to pay for routine maintenance. This way more people, including elderly and handicapped individuals can enjoy this place...

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

I was only going to do 4 miles in but did the 5 to the power lines. glad to be off my feet started getting a hot spot at about 6 miles back.

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Saturday, November 09, 2013

Not much to look at on this trail. Was lucky enough to see several deer but that was because we branched out off trail. Pretty flat trails.

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Loved how open this was but also a bit disappointed that there was a section where dogs were not allowed! Easy walk though, would do it again.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Very pleasant. Starts out passing the golf course and stays flat until you're past the fairways. Then you have a choice of directions and some small hills for a nice hike. I brought two dogs and they did well. Bring water for dogs if it's hot or dry. Also, you could run into horses, so hopefully your dogs can handle it.

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