North Ranch Open Space: Hillcrest Open Space Preserve and Sandstone Hills Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews

North Ranch Open Space: Hillcrest Open Space Preserve and Sandstone Hills Trail is a 1.7 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
524 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
4 months ago

This is my local loop. Went out with my son and scaled the summit in about 45min. Pretty steep, but enjoyable. We did see a large snake (2.5 ft) at the top. Added a little skip to our step on the way down. Provides a good view of the opposing range.

hiking
5 months ago

10 months ago

Steep hills and nice open space. 5 stars for the incredible sunrise and sunset views.

hiking
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Monday, July 21, 2014

Steep hills, bring water.

mountain biking
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Friday, December 13, 2013

Saturday, May 04, 2013

mountain biking
Saturday, April 27, 2013

Nice

trail running
Friday, August 24, 2012

A quick loop; not much to look at on the way up but beautiful vistas at the top.