Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, kid friendly!

hiking
1 month ago

This is an exposed hike with only about 1/4 mile oak covered. Not a great hike for a sunny summer day. In the summer their are some wild flowers, but most vegetation is dried up and dead looking due to lack of rain. There are no views of the ocean from the top.
There were some moronic bike riders on the trail; flying past us doing 15-20 miles an hour.
It's called the Los Padres Trail but you are following signs for the Los Robles Trail most of the time.

hiking
2 months ago

We didn't do the full loop. Someone had told us where to find fossils, so we ventured onto the ridges to look. We went on 6/9/18....there were a TON of Rattlesnakes. We saw one about 6-7 feet, we also saw one that was about 1 foot, so younger. Be very careful with your kids and pets! They were directly on the main trail. One was in a hole... keep your kids hands out of holes. We did have fun on the hike, and did get to see some fossils. There is very limited shade, so keep that in mind. This seems like it would be a fun sunset hike.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

trail running
4 months ago

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
5 months ago

one of my favorites for riding after rain

Really a nice hike.

Challenging areas of the trail leading to amazing views!

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.

beautiful landscape views from atop the ridges

This is not Dawn's Peak. It's Tarantula Hill. It's a short hike for a nice 360 degree view of the valley.

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

Beautiful place to watch the sunset.

Great path. Gets really iffy at some points but as long as you use common sense you'll be fine. Also a lot of great views

hiking
7 months ago

Nice long hike. Free parking.

on Autumn Ridge Trail

8 months ago

Nice wide trails at least in the beginning
Lots of bikers
Lots of coyotes judging by all the poo

great hike with my kids!

I love this trail. There is so much beauty in nature. I meditate in the butterfly garden.

It starts out basically hiking beneath powerlines and behind houses, so it isn't very scenic at first. Once you gain some elevation, you get spectacular views over Newbury Park and Camarillo. To get to and from the peak, I suggest taking the earlier route up (not easily visible) instead of the later one that is right by the power line tower where that part of Powerline Trail dead ends. The earlier route is less steep and more direct to the peak. Saw only one other person on my hike.

I'm a new hiker, suggest good shoes long pants and long sleeves. Lots of climbing. I got lost twice and could not complete the circuit. Very glad I had this APP to get me back on track.

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.

hiking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Went out with my son on a Boy Scout hike with full packs at 9am. The temperature rose quickly and there was not a lot of shade on the trail. There was only one reckless mountain biker. But otherwise the trail was quiet and only locals were out doing their daily loops. It is really a great view and just enough ascent and descent to get a solid workout.

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