Hidden Pond

MODERATE 5 reviews

Hidden Pond is a 9.4 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, trail 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
9.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2024 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

horseback riding

wild flowers

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.

hiking
17 days ago

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.

hiking
Sunday, April 26, 2015

mountain biking
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

mountain biking
Monday, August 12, 2013