Los Padres Trail and Vista Loop is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thousand Oaks, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
541 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

Short walk through shaded oaks with a steep hill at the end.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Short and sweet. Couple of small jumps hidden to the left of the trail head.

hiking
3 months ago

This is an exposed hike with only about 1/4 mile oak covered. Not a great hike for a sunny summer day. In the summer their are some wild flowers, but most vegetation is dried up and dead looking due to lack of rain. There are no views of the ocean from the top.
There were some moronic bike riders on the trail; flying past us doing 15-20 miles an hour.
It's called the Los Padres Trail but you are following signs for the Los Robles Trail most of the time.

6 months ago

My favorite trial to do in the spring time where it’s lush and green. Its a nice and beautiful stroll to do with a group of friends to catch up on life and also get a quick workout in.

hiking
6 months ago

Fun little trail. Spring time is the best time to hike this trail, the hills are green and it's not too hot.
Saw a rattle snake right next to the trail so be careful where you step.

6 months ago

After a good rain, the hills are green and beautiful. I love the switchback trail uphill that offers some shade. The open space and views of the meadow are great on the other side. We had a group dog hike (www.connectingcanines.com) and everyone loved it. The end of the hike down along a narrow trial behind the houses offers some charm as well. To me, it’s a great length without being too little or too much for the average hiker.

mountain biking
7 months ago

one of my favorites for riding after rain

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Great trail! Great view for sunsets!

hiking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

It's a good trail and I hike it every morning with my dog.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Really liked it. It was easy to hike and find the directions.

hiking
Monday, May 23, 2016

I liked this trail so much ! It was the perfect hike for a beginner, the views were amazing, it was kind of funny at the end it ends in a housing tract! And we had to walk up a few city streets to get back to our car. My favorite hike so far !!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Good trail. Only disappointment was that the loop did not end at start point. You actually exit from Los Padres trail onto Moorpark Road by Canejo Players Theater. Easy 3.3 mile hike. Highly recommend the Vista Point Loop to the benches for the great view of Thousand Oaks.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Easy

hiking
Sunday, October 18, 2015

Great area to hike. Hiked from Oak Creek Canyon to the bench on Vista Loop. Great view from the bench. Long shady stretches help the climb. There's an oak woodland at the furthest west trail head on Greenmeadow. It's the trail head with marked parking spaces. Great place for a picnic after a hike. Not many hikers on the trail and it was a really good day for hiking. A serious problem is bicyclists going way too fast for conditions. There are blind curves and they come around the curves way too fast and out of control. Still rate this a 5 but I would be wary of taking small children on the climbing portions of the trail because of the bikes. There is a closed section of trail marked as accessible on AllTrails between the Los Robles and Vista Loop trails. It's a very steep section and its being seriously eroded.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

We think its amazing because we got engaged on this hike on the bench, overlooking the mountains! Great trail to have in your neighborhood!

hiking
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

in our backward. very pretty and mellow hike with lots of oaks to keep you shaded.

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