This is a very pleasant, fairly short hike up to a wonderful lookout point called Angel Vista, right next to Boney Mountain. This is a great spot where folks enjoy spending some time socializing before heading back down.
Here is a link to a sunset video Kurt shot in the past from this location: CLICK ME (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7wG4xTkE94&feature=c4-overview&list=UUVkuQaJapfugOWc3MQSdtEw). From the (free) street parking we'll get on the hidden, but quite nearby Rosewood Trailhead. We'll follow this trail with a steady climb the entire way until we reach a multi-way trail junction. There is a trail marker there and we'll take the trail up and to the RIGHT, which will continue for perhaps another 200 yards until we reach Angel Vista, which has a bench and even picnic tables! In the daytime, here is what you can see. Nighttime views are totally different, but equally wonderful as you can see the lights of Newbury Park and the 101 corridor.
Directions: From the 101 take the Ventu Park exit and go South toward the ocean. At Lynn Road turn right. VERY soon you will pass an open space on your left. Watch for the entrance to Regal Oak Ct on your left, where you will turn...um...left. Take it all the way to the end and park. This is a neighborhood, so let's try to be somewhat restrained. We will meet not quite at the end of the road, where we will cross a fence to the trail and find the trailhead which is somewhat hidden, but certainly there.
Distance: 3 miles
Elevation Gain: 750'
Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate
Dogs: Leashed, per State law
Water Fountain: No
Parking: Free on the street
Trail: Single track, excellent condition
Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes, slip-'n-fall
Our hike difficulty categories:
Beginner: No steep sections. Up to 4 miles in distance and no more than 750' elevation gain.
Intermediate: 4-10 miles, and/or up to 2000' elevation gain.
Advanced: More than 10 miles, and/or more than 2000' elevation gain.
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