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Los Robles Scenic Loop - a Gentler Hike

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After a short walk from the parking area to get to the trailhead, we'll hike along the so-called "Sherwood Forest" trail in the shade of huge oak trees. Then we climb up an easy slope to the Vista Loop trail where we'll overlook Thousand Oaks, then head back down to the canyons for more hiking under the canopy of oak trees. We hiked here last March; here's the photo gallery (http://www.venturacountytrails.org/RecentPhotos/2011-03-09LosRoblesScenicLoop/_Page.html).

Statistics: 4.2 miles with about 625' of climbing.

Pace: This is a gentler hike. We will go at a more moderate pace than a regular Trailblazer hike, and we'll take more breaks. The purpose is to give novice and intermediate hikers who may feel they're not up to a regular hike a chance to get out and experience our beautiful trails. Faster hikers are welcome to join us so long as they are willing to hike at the slower pace of the group. However, this hike is probably too difficult for someone who is new to hiking, or hasn't been hiking in a long time. We typically finish about noon, but could be delayed for any number of reasons. If you are looking for a fast-paced hike, or have to finish by a specific time, this hike is probably not for you.

Directions: From the 101 in Thousand Oaks, turn south on Moorpark Road. Drive 0.5 miles to the parking area at the corner of Greenmeadows Ave.

Map: Use this Google map to help you find your way http://tinyurl.com/y9pj56h

Lunch: We usually, although not always, go somewhere for lunch after the hike. This is completely optional and is considered to be in addition to this event, not part of it.