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Sunset Hills Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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.

Length 3.4 mi Elevation gain 797 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Horseback riding Mountain biking Road biking Running Views Wild flowers Wildlife Over grown
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NOTE: As of May 2020, parking lot to the trailhead is closed due to COVID-19 concerns. Please check the park website for more information.

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STEVE & ROBIN MACDONALD
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HikingNo shade
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Meryl Press Vissel
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HikingNo shade

Great trail. There’s limited shade, but we did get to see some White Tailed Hawks and even a Turkey Vulture.

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Joey Jay
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Hiking

Hot, little shade, quiet suburban hill trail.

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Kevin Vass
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Running

up up up up way up

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Jae Elder
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WalkingNo shadeOver grown

Extremely boring hike. no highlights except a view of Bard Lake. No access to the lake from this trail though

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Danielle Roa
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Easy trail. Good for a walk or a good trail to run. There are some parts where it inclines a bit. Parking is free. This trail is kid friendly and not much people on this trail. Very nice views, especially the reservoir!

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Dolly Spadaro
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HikingBugsNo shade

This was a great trail. We were able to park in the lot. I loved that we got amazing views of Baird Lake, what a treat! It’s a workout in some areas, the loop takes you around the mountain and it gets steep in some places. I’m a beginning hiker though and I was able to do it. We love this hike, able to finish it in an hour. I highly recommend! (Note: we heard rattle snakes as some other reviewers also mentioned, just be careful)

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DogisRain Co.
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Parking lot is currently closed so if you don't live near by, abort mission.

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Julian Palomino
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Alright trail did a small loop this time planning on exploring further next time here.

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Paige Klotz
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Kelly Swartzel
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HikingNo shade

Not Easy. There is a very steep incline. Zero shade.

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Sarah Campbell
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HikingBugsNo shadeOver grown

If you go up to the lake and back it’s about a 1.6 mile loop! Good for running and biking if you’re okay with a few rocks.

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Bruce Thompson
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HikingNo shade
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Felisha Felisha Watson
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HikingOver grown
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Leisa Mahaffie-Moore
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HikingMuddyNo shade

Nice weekday trail run. Definitely go when it’s cool out as there is no shade and there is a huge hill that isn’t what I call “easy” but good for training on for sure. You are running along a fence line that overlooks the valley so that’s nice.

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Lindsay Jarett
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No lake anywhere in site. Pretty boring, you just walk along tract homes

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Nicole Adam
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Not a good trail

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Tracey Wymond
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We hiked this trail in December, but it was still very sunny and hot. Hats are a must. There is more elevation than I expected for a trail rated EASY. As long as you’re not expecting a trail your grandmother could do easily, you’ll love it. The views are amazing! We could see not only the ocean but one of the Channel Islands as well. Since there are trailheads and parking on both ends, you could do this hike as a shuttle. Best to go from Sunset Hill to Erbes for the views.

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Kevin Diggs
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Starts off with decent climb then levels out. When staying with friends in T.O. it was a nice workout off the street.

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Reina Weinstock
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Hiking

We added on the extra 1.1mi loop and that was the only decent part, it had views of the reservoir and of Simi Valley. The rest of the hike was along a barb wire fence and near houses. Also the hike seemed more moderate than easy with multiple inclines.

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Taylor Howe
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Do not hike this trail!!!! I went yesterday with my friend and they just cut the grass, there where rattle snakes everywhere. One even got close to my feet. It's getting hotter and the days are longer so just be safe out there.

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Maria Ramos
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Honestly this hike has some really nice moderate hills and great views! It's super green right now from the rain, so it is beautiful, I did run I to a snake, so just stay alert. It's a good work out, we took a longer route than added up to 5.4 miles.

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