Los Padres Trail

Los Padres Open Space, California

Elevation Gain479ft
Trailhead Elevation941ft
Elevation Min/Max941/1180ft
Elevation Start/End941/941ft
Los Padres Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Thousand Oaks, California. It is within Los Padres Open Space and Los Robles Open Space. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 941 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 479 feet.

Los Padres Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"You may want to move to Thousand Oaks after riding here because Los Robles is the quintessential Santa Monica Mountains singletrack and just one of many riding options to be found in this area. Unlike the San Gabriel Mountains, the air is usually pretty clean in the Santa Monicas, and the trail traffic can be lighter, although Los Robles is pretty popular. This trail gives the rider a healthy dose of technical challenges, switchbacks, some minor rock gardens, and enough ruts and embedded rocks to keep the rider on his or her toes."

"The Los Padres Trail winds through an oak forest with a seasonal stream before joining the main Los Robles Trail. The main trail traverses an open meadow with unobstructed views of Hidden Valley and the Conejo Valley."

"Located in Newbury Park, Ventura County. Highlights: Fun singletrack the whole way. If you like being close to civilization this ride is for you. You are close to houses for the whole ride. There is also a great downhill called "The Switchbacks." Hazards: Many other bikers use this trail and can easily surprise you. This trail is also shared with many equestrians."

"Take a walk along the open ridgeline on the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency’s longest trail. This section of the Los Robles Trail starts along the Rosewood Trail in Ventu Park and passes through the Hope Nature Preserve and Los Robles Open Space Preserve. The Los Robles Trail is a part of the Conejo Open Space and connects several open space areas in the Conejo Valley, including Los Padres, Conejo Ridge, Hope Nature Preserve, Deer Ridge, Old Conejo, and Los Vientos. Twentyfive miles of trail connect the city of Westlake Village to Newbury Park. This trail traverses a beautiful 3.5-mile ridgeline section from the Los Robles Open Space through the Hope Nature Preserve. The views are spectacular, and the trail demonstrates just what open space parks should be across the nation."

"The Los Robles Trail System is a network of paths that connects the area’s open spaces and undeveloped areas with Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, and Newbury Park. The multi-use trails are thoughtfully blended with the encroaching residential areas, linking several inland valleys with the Santa Monica Mountains at Point Mugu State Park. This hike heads west on the Los Robles Trail from Moorpark Gate to Angel Vista, a 1,600-foot overlook with sweeping 360-degree vistas that span across Conejo Valley, the Santa Susana and Topatopa Mountains, and seaward to the Channel Islands."

Los Padres Trail Reviews

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Love this hike. Fairly easy and beautiful. Rolling hills, Oaks trees, dense forest and views. Cant wait to go back
From the Moorpark gate, this trail includes about 3 miles up switchbacks and one mile down, fairly steep. The view of the Conejo Valley on one side with Channel Islands on the other is quite amazing.
A really nice hike with great vegetation and views. Angel Vista has some spectacular views of Newbury Park and Moorpark, and has a nice picnic table and bench for a quick rest. I continued on to the Porterro Gate and then returned to the Moorpark Gate, making this a 13+ mile out and back. The Porterro section was not as nice since much of it borders homeowners lands and ranches.

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Jun 2018