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.

Nice trail with a little waterfall. The way out is all uphill. There’s picnic tables if you keep going past waterfall.

nice trailrunning, beautiful views

Not a bad trail, although it’s hard to feel that you’ve escaped when you see and hear the power lines most of the way. Nice view at the top though.

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful walk to the top and bottom of waterfall. A lot of traffic on the weekends and can get super hot. Take extra water.

Great for dogs! Good parking and beautiful bridge entrance.

The waterfall and creek contain urban run off which is unfortunate. Lots of people too.

Hiked this trail and loved it. I only saw one other person the entire time. The views at the top are fantastic.

Really nice hike. We didn't see many people on the hike and you go through some interesting areas.

Went here with my 9month old and husband. I carried our baby in a kangaroo pack. We had never been here before and thought we’d give it a try. There are trail maps for those looking for a bit more adventure. I went on a Wednesday at about 3pm and there was a moderate amount of people. Along our trail to paradise falls there was plenty of beautiful scenery to look out at. We ended up walking down to the waterfall and made our way back the same way we went in.

Easy hike, great trails

on Los Padres Trail and Vista Loop

1 month ago

Nice loop

Did this over the course of two days on accident. I started by going down the fire road, the slow climb to Boney Ridge, across to Sandstone/ Mt. Allen monument, to Tri Peak. At Tri Peak I lost the trail completely, spent 45 minutes trying to find a safe way through before giving up and going back the way I came. That ended up with a 22 mile hike. Not to be beat by this darn thing, I returned the next day to go the other direction, walking the approx. 4.75 miles to Tri Peak. I emerged from the trail at Tri Peak, right where I got lost, finally figuring out how to get down. Turns out a bush has fallen, covering the trail and hiding the path when looking down. Anyway, great hike, beautiful views, and worth it. Certainly don’t be like me - take the 4.75 mile walk to Tri Peak first because it is a lot more difficult and good to get it out of the way first.

My favorite trial to do in the spring time where it’s lush and green. Its a nice and beautiful stroll to do with a group of friends to catch up on life and also get a quick workout in.

Fun little trail. Spring time is the best time to hike this trail, the hills are green and it's not too hot.
Saw a rattle snake right next to the trail so be careful where you step.

Awesome hike, great trails, spend 3 hours Great directions and signs to follow lots of wildlife rabbits , birds, a must hike for every levels, during the spring and summer bring lots of water,

After a good rain, the hills are green and beautiful. I love the switchback trail uphill that offers some shade. The open space and views of the meadow are great on the other side. We had a group dog hike (www.connectingcanines.com) and everyone loved it. The end of the hike down along a narrow trial behind the houses offers some charm as well. To me, it’s a great length without being too little or too much for the average hiker.

Great For trail running!

China Flat semi loop w/Semi Peak. 6.1 miles total. If you're interested in this check out the recording under the China Flat Trail 3/18/18. Started 1400 King James Court and went up China Flat trail, then to Simi Peak trail. On the way back we to took Suicide Trail back to China Flat. It was a sunny but really nice day. Not too warm and every once in a while got just a tad chilly. But really it was perfect. This would be really tough on a hot day, there is just a couple of small spots with shade. Beautiful views.We were able to see mountain tops with snow (one of which should be Mt. Baldy but i can't tell) and also channel islands.

mountain biking
2 months ago

one of my favorites for riding after rain

on Paradise Falls Trail

2 months ago

This is great for a quick hike/trail run. Especially if you take the longer trail.

Just Beautiful!!

Really a nice hike.

Very crowded on a Sunday morning, which was to be expected for such a nice trail that wasn’t too difficult and you are rewarded with the waterfall at the bottom!

Challenging areas of the trail leading to amazing views!

hiking
3 months ago

Rather easy , even for an active senior..

This is a great trail. It is strenuous and adventurous. There are places where you need to go over boulders and rock faces.

It is a bit confusing to find the trailhead, but the direction on all trails is accurate.

The arch towards the end and Simi peak are great places for photograph. There are also multiple places for photos all along the trail.

Fun trail, but heavily trafficked.

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

Great hike, trail is well marked and we'll maintained; there is also a water fountain for drinking water near a shaded area. However, very crowded at times and you cant jump in the water due to contamination. Beware of rattle snakes. on the plus side there are a few tables for lunch near the falls.

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