Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

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.

Not any shade, didn’t feel particularly easy, but still a great hike with great views.

hiking
1 month 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

Great for dogs! Good parking and beautiful bridge entrance.

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

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.

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
3 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
3 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.

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

hiking
5 months ago

Busy trail at the beggining, with lots of bikers. Trail is hard to follow at peak. Very windy in spots. Very nice views on top. Some shade.

Long but beautiful hike. We did it in about 8 hours with a lot of short breaks at the beginning. Only confusion was after tri peaks where we had just a little trouble finding the trail. Otherwise the trails were all clear and great to hike on.

beautiful landscape views from atop the ridges

Not a good trail

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike with rock climbs, take plenty of water and something to eat took my wife and I a full 6 hours.

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.

We hiked this trail in December, but it was still very sunny and hot. Hats are a must. There is more elevation than I expected for a trail rated EASY. As long as you’re not expecting a trail your grandmother could do easily, you’ll love it. The views are amazing! We could see not only the ocean but one of the Channel Islands as well. Since there are trailheads and parking on both ends, you could do this hike as a shuttle. Best to go from Sunset Hill to Erbes for the views.

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

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