Hidden Pond is a 9.1 mile out and back trail located near Newbury Park, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and horses and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,742 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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This is a pleasant hike to a small pond high above Big Sycamore Canyon. The Hidden Pond Trail is the southern leg of the route and is posted "No bikes". Once you get to the pond, where the views are spectacular, there is no access to northbound leg just east of the pond; there is a barbed wire fence running the length of any possible access. It's worth the trek and it's still 8+ miles out and back, but know that the loop has been closed off.

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3 months ago

Very beautiful breathtaking hike ! No shade so be prepared with sun screen and lots of water ! As well as walking miles and miles to meet the destination .

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6 months ago

All fire roads to get down, nice and wide. We finally got to the trail head and it was over grown so we turned back around.

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9 months ago

Half this hike is paved, with a water spigot and portapotty about a mile or so in. If I was going to do it again I would take the paved/dirt road to the "end" of the hike and do it "backwards" because it's less steep and once you come back down from the (nonexistent) pond you can hop back on the road if you feel like it or take the trail back to the portapotty/water spigot. Overall the trail is pretty overgrown and yet very little shade, which the dogs regretted. Not a bad hike if it's not too hot and there's been some rain to fill up the pond - otherwise I'd probably skip it unless you're in it just for the exercise. Have fun!

Tue Jul 04 2017

to overgrown with brush, need trail maintenance.

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Tue May 09 2017

Section of trail closed! The "Hidden Pond Trail" is the southern leg of the route and is posted "No bikes". Once you get to the pond, where the views are spectacular, there is no access to northbound leg just east of the pond; there is a barbed wire fence running the length of any possible access. We doubled back and basically made it an out-and-back route. When we got to where the intersection with the north leg meets the main trail I looked harder for it than on the way up. I wasn't really looking for it earlier, but now it was difficult to find. There is an old sign post at what appears to be an old trailhead, but there is no signage on it. It's worth the trek and it's still 8+ miles out and back, but know that the loop has been closed off.

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