Explore the most popular wildlife 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 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

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.

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.

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
6 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
7 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

hiking
7 months ago

Nice long hike. Free parking.

great hike with my kids!

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

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.

hiking
9 months ago

I completed this in about 7 hours, including lunch on Sandstone Peak. It's a good long hike with respectable gain, which is rare for the Santa Monicas. The stretch just after Danielson Monument is challenging, as the trail is very rutted due to the wet 2016/2017 winter. Once you reach Tri Peaks, the trail is straightforward and finishes on a fire road. This would be a quality preparation hike for something like Reyes, Hines, Wilson or Cucamonga.

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
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Starts off with decent climb then levels out. When staying with friends in T.O. it was a nice workout off the street.

Great trail, but couldn't find the way around to get to the back side of the loop. After seeing it on satellite, it was practically right in front of us. Bummer, our bad. Great calorie burn, though. Fairly. challenging, but totally doable if you're in good shape. We frequently mountain bike a lot of this trail so we knew to expect a lot of climb. Would do it again now that we know where we went wrong. Looks like the overgrown parts are no longer an issue.

hiking
Thursday, July 13, 2017

We added on the extra 1.1mi loop and that was the only decent part, it had views of the reservoir and of Simi Valley. The rest of the hike was along a barb wire fence and near houses. Also the hike seemed more moderate than easy with multiple inclines.

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