Autumn Ridge Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Thousand Oaks, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The Autumn Ridge Trail combined with the Sunrise Trail makes a relatively easy loop with excellent views. The Autumn Ridge Trail cuts through grassland surrounded by ridges. The landscape and flora are very typical of areas inland from the Santa Monica Mountains with grassland interrupted by the occasional oak or cluster of oaks. It is a contrast to the higher elevations on the loop that allow for extensive vistas to the mountains in both directions. The combination makes for a very enjoyable hike.
There's a portion of this loop on the Sunrise Trail that had a fire back in November 2015. It's shortly after turning off the Autumn Ridge Trail taking the loop clockwise. It has a very nice flowering of blue dicks this year. It may turn into a nice patch of wildflowers as other fire followers start to take root. It's worth keeping an eye on.