Join us for a new twist on one of our more popular hikes. This hike was featured as one of the Conejo Open Space Challenges in May 2014 to encourage people to try some of the beautiful but less well traveled trails in the Conejo Valley.
For this challenge, we'll hike a lollipop loop, starting at the Potrero Ridge trailhead on Reino Road in Newbury Park, climb to the top of the ridge and follow it west to the heart of the Dos Vientos trail system. From there we'll make a clockwise loop along several trails, starting with Sierra Vista, then return to the cars via Potrero Ridge. About half of this hike will cover trails from our normal Dos Vientos loop hike, but the other half we be on different trails. If is it clear we will see views of Oxnard and perhaps the islands.
The distance is 6 miles and the elevation gain is 1200 feet.
There is no cover on this hike as it climbs up and down the ridges of Dos Vientos, so be sure to bring plenty of water and protection from the sun.
Driving Directions: From the 101 freeway, turn south onto Wendy Drive, towards the ocean. Continue for about 0.7 miles and turn right at Borchard Rd and head west 0.5 miles. Turn left on S. Reino Rd taking this south for about a mile. You will pass an Albertson's supermarket, then Dunaway Dr. The parking for the Potrero Ridge Trail (AKA the Reino Trail) is on the right side of Reino Rd, about 500 feet past Dunaway Drive. If you get to Lynn Road you’ve gone too far. Drive through the gate on a gravel driveway to the parking area. Parking is free. We will meet at the trailhead at the end of the driveway.