Explore the most popular hiking trails near Thousand Oaks with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

great trail for all! not overcrowded but lots of pups!

Perfect for a quick evening hike. We left at 4:30pm and was back in our car by 5:30. This included stopping for pictures.

We started at the trailhead and followed it up the hill. At 2 miles there is a stacked rock cairn on the left. We took that trail to the top. The views are amazing! We then returned down the main trail and to the power line road.

17 days ago

Good parking and restroom on Los Arboles. Easy walk with a creek and wooden bridges, great scenery and in nearby Thousand Oaks.

The Santa Rosa Trail (5.9 miles) is somewhat miss marked, as the map outlined in red takes you thru the wildwood housing track. The SR Trail actually goes over the ridge into SRV, and follows the backside at the base of the mountain following the backside of ranch homes. There is a very short section of paved road that connects to the dirt trail which leads up to and around Lizard Rock (Wild Wood) then back to your starting point - Parking Lot on Los Arboles.

Many different trails to go on in this park & you’re bound to love them all. Lots of vegetation and some wildlife. Direct sun so bring hats and water.

Love this hike, it’s really fun for families with little kids bc it’s not too long and waters are fun to splash and swim in. Usually it’s got a nice crowd but plenty of space to spread out. Direct sunlight for most of the hike so bring water and a hat. Go during spring for the wildflowers.

mountain biking
28 days ago

Most of the soft dirt has blown away, makes for a nice and fast ride downhill

Good hike with amazing views. Climb is worth a 360 panorama view. Lots of bikers on the trail so be aware of your surroundings.

Went on it today was pretty easy but had a great time and saw such wonderful views

It's got some sketchy parts so be careful. Kinda steep

beautiful. easy hike

There are many variations to this hike. The views are excellent. I always take extra water and changes of socks. For some added distance, scatter across Boney peak to Conejo peak.... which takes you to Balanced Rock and Mishe Mokwa.

Nice trail with views on both sides of the ridge. The trail starts off flat, then relatively gentle climb via a few switchbacks to top of the ridge. Then trail levels out to gentle rollers for remainder of ridge hiking until short descent back down to street. Not too much time on the street before finding creekside neighborhood trail (very little water) to finish. Parts of trail are a bit rocky so watch your footing. And trail is exposed so take plenty of water, hat, sunscreen. Not recommended during warm weather.

Definitely a nice experience I’ll recommend

Quiet and beautiful. Surrounded by nature

Love this hike. Can be super packed on the weekends so come during the week during the middle of the day. Beautiful little oasis at the bottom of the falls. Don't walk across the reeds and cattails just let nature be and respect it from a distance :)

mountain biking
1 month ago

Sweeeet

Great for mountain bikers

Nice hike. We got there around 0915 and parking was tight, this was a fall morning. Trail is exposed, so bring a hat and make sure to wear sunscreen. Did the Paradise Falls trail with an added leg bypassing the water treatment plant down the valley. Neat to see a water fall in the LA area this time of year, and the hike along the creek was also pleasant. Lots of families, which is always nice to see. Also passed a couple mountain bikers. Plenty of options to extend your hike, and some great views throughout the hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Mostly an easy hike with a few spots where it might be considered modest due to incline. I took my time as I was trying to learn the All Trails App and stopped to take pictures, etc. I did not meet another person during the hour I was there.

This is a moderate trail which can be made more challenging (3 somewhat steep rollers) by returning on the Hillcrest Ridge Trail. Nice views, but completely exposed so don’t do it on a hot day as you won’t find any shade. Most of hike is well cleared, fire road style. We did this end of September so no wildflowers, but probably nice in Spring.

plenty of things to do on the bike. has it all

This trail is ok, but not worth going out of your way for. Very dry and dusty. A few good views but throughout a lot of the trail you can still see neighborhoods. I went around sunset and ran into a large rattlesnake right near the trail! The waterfall was little and serene but very busy with other people. Probably a trail best for families.

The trail was easy to follow. Plenty of directions for how to get to the falls. If you are a local and interested in taking up hiking as a hobby or are just interested in trying it, this would be a great start! It’s an easy hike. My suggestion is to do this early morning - happy hiking!

Easy trail. Moderate downhill/uphill. the path has no shade but the waterfall has multiple trees.

Love this trail I do this one often.

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

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

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