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."
--Charles Patterson, Mountain Bike! Los Angeles County (Menasha Ridge Press).
"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."
--Mark Ross & Brad Fine, Mountain Biking Southern California (Falcon Guides).
"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."
--Allen Riedel, Best Easy Day Hikes: Conejo Valley (Falcon Guides).
Nice, sounds like it was a great day! Thanks for sharing, Jasmine!
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