Wildwood Park Lizard Rock Trail

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Wildwood Park Lizard Rock Trail is a 4.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Thousand Oaks, California that features a waterfall 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.

4.1 miles
695 feet

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


2 months ago

This hike was awesome! Seriously there’s so many different trails I’d have to come back several times to try them all out. Bring plenty of water & have fun!

3 months ago

nice trailrunning, beautiful views

4 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

Great For trail running!

5 months ago

Challenging areas of the trail leading to amazing views!

6 months ago

beautiful landscape views from atop the ridges

7 months ago

Lots of clean trails amazing views even a couple picnic places that on the hike. Highly recommend it

7 months ago

Nice long hike. Free parking.

8 months ago

great hike with my kids!

11 months ago

Did this as an out and back instead of a loop. As others have said, great workout & good view. Not busy at all even on a Sunday afternoon. Bring water & sunscreen.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Nice trail, but the waterfall and the river are partial urban runoff (which means they smell horrible, and the water is inaccessible). There are official signs that tell you this. Otherwise the majority of the trail is pleasant.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

There is a lot of sun on this trail. From Paradise falls it is pretty steep to lizard rock. Still some nice water in the creek and a small waterfall.

Monday, May 15, 2017

For me the Lizard Rock was anti climatic don't get me wrong the wildflowers along the route are beautiful but the real gem is Paradise falls.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Great trail with some great views. A few sections pretty overgrown. Part of the trail would be tough during summer months with no shade as you climb up.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Enjoyable hike. Started from paradise falls and followed markers for lizard rock.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Awesome incline to a pretty decent view.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Nice hike. We hit the waterfall and Stagecoach on our hike. Was a pretty easy hike and very pretty with all the rain we have had this year. Paradise Waterfall was the highlight of the hike.

trail running
Sunday, March 12, 2017

fun and easy nothing to crazy

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Good ass hike

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Excellent ride!

Thursday, September 08, 2016

You have to kinda scramble to the top but it was fun! Combined with Paradise Falls Loop

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Really liked this hike. We went to paradise falls and it had to be the best waterfall I've seen yet. The only downside is that you can't go into the water and you probably wouldn't want to anyway since its from the treatment plant nearby. Yikes! The teepee is also pretty cool to see. It was an easy hike until you continue past the waterfall. It begins to incline which is a bit challenging along with the few switchbacks as you get closer to the top. The views are nice once you've reached the top and the way back down is nice and easy. I was a bit scared because of the mountain lion posts but no sightings! Haha! I do want to advise about the bad smells on the trail and you pass the treatment plant. It's pretty intense but it doesn't last for too long. I recommend getting there early as the parking lot gets full and also beware of the poison oak that's around in shady areas.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Easy trail which is pretty flat except for the short period of vertical gain at the top which is worth the view!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

This was an overall fun hike. First, we did the Lizard Rock Trail. We then looped back to meet up with the stagecoach trail. We took the stagecoach trail down to where the falls trail starts. This is right about where the Teepee is. Generally, it was not very strenuous. It gets steep on the lizard rock trail right before you get to the rock itself. But it’s only for a short bit. It was maybe 50 yards worth of steep uphill. The waterfall was flowing nicely that day. Water looked not so clean. I would not recommend letting children wade in it or go for a swim.

Monday, March 14, 2016

It was a nice hike. It was a bit steep going up and down when you get close to the top but the view was worth it.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Good hike, but if you go down to the waterfall first, it's a pretty steep incline.

trail running
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Took a group of 13 ranging in age from 8 years to mid 40's. A really vigorous hike uphill at length if you turn off and go see the waterfall first. Bathroom hut at the bottom with picnic tables and lots of areas to explore in a nice shady, quiet area with a shallow creek running through it. Give yourself a good few hours to take it all in, we could have stayed longer.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Beautiful peaceful views from Lizard Rock. I sat up there for a good 30 minutes just watching birds fly around listening & admiring. A lot of friendly hikers as well which made it enjoyable.

trail running
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Great spot that you can make as easy to moderate as you like since there are so many trail options. I usually run these trails as they're pretty wide and maintained. Very safe for solo hikers. Crowded on the main trail but many moments of having it all to yourself as well! Not much (if any) shade away from paradise falls trail so bring lots of water. Gets hot quick!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Great trail, but main trail is crowded on weekends

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