Sunset Hills Trail

EASY 48 reviews

Sunset Hills Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Thousand Oaks, California that features a lake 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.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
889 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

horseback riding

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

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2 months ago

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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3 months ago

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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5 months ago

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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6 months ago

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6 months ago

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.

6 months ago

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7 months ago

Pretty easy trail nothing crazy. You climb first then it's gradual but even the initial climb is a joke when you compare with other serious hikes like mount Langley :)

If you live in the area and not going anywhere big it's great!

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7 months ago

Maybe I'm just out of shape but the first half of this hike is uphill and challenging. The end view with the reservoir is beautiful. There flowers along the way right now and are gorgeous as well. We did see a scorpion on the trail so keep a look out for critters. Also there were cool shell fossils in the rocks at the entrance of the trailhead!! Pretty awesome to see since we were so inland. One more tip: there is a small unmarked parking area. Be sure to cross the street to get to this trail. If you go up the trail attached to parking area, it won't take you to this trail. Learned that the hard way. Overall, great hike!

7 months ago

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7 months ago