Past Meetup

Space Mountain in Thousand Oaks- a Gentler Hike


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Space Mountain is the name for Los Robles Trail West, starting at Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks and switchbacking up the hill to the west. No one seems to know why it's called Space Mountain, though maybe the Disney ride inspired it. Maybe former major league pitcher Bill "Spaceman" Lee had something to do with it. Maybe it's the final frontier. Come out and throw your equally ludicrous guess into the ring.

We'll hike up near the top, then turn around and hike back down, because the reverse would be impossible, given the constraints of gravity and our starting point. The first 800 yards will be fireroad, but from there to the top it's often-shaded singletrack. We can go farther, but we usually go 3 miles out, then that same 3 miles back (that's 6 miles, for the math-challenged). The elevation gain is around 900, ' rising at a fairly gentle rate.

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 come along, with the understanding that the hike is geared toward those who want to go at an easier pace.

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.



The hike host is a volunteer and not responsible for the group. Safety should be a priority for everyone in the group. Please treat this meet-up as hiking with a group of friends. If you become fatigued and unable to continue the hike, it is expected you will advise the hike host of this and return to our starting point on your own. If you are able to proceed, it is expected that you will maintain line of sight with other members of the group at all times and help to promote the group’s safety and fitness goals.

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