We'll do this hike in a clockwise loop starting at the Los Padres trailhead with its hauntingly beautiful oak grove at the trailhead. We'll walk through this grove, then climb up a wee bit and out onto a fire road that will link up with the Scenic View spur from the Los Robles trail. We can stop at the ridge top where there are a couple benches and take in the sights of the Conejo Open Space and the 101 corridor before we descend on the Los Robles trail which will take us back to a different trailhead at the end of Moorpark road. From there it is a short walk on the sidewalk back to the Los Padres trailhead where we started.
Distance: 3.5 miles
Difficulty: Beginners ok
Dogs: Yes, leashed
Water Fountain: No
Parking: Free on residential street
Trail: Mostly fire road, some single-track
Sunset: 6:33 pm
Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes, slip-'n-fall. I think there is some poison oak after the oak grove and before we get to the fire road, so be careful not to brush up against leafy, non-grass things.
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