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Olympia Farms to Hidden Pond at Rancho Potrero Open Space

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Olympia Farms to Hidden Pond at Rancho Potrero Open Space

I’ve never seen water at Hidden Pond, so let’s go check it out. Along the way we will loop around Rancho Potrero Open Space. I believe there is another little pond nearby – we’ll check that out also.

On the west end of the space is a property that used to be called Olympia Farms, which was owned by Greek immigrant, textile businessman and Arabian horse breeder George Patarias Huck. (Huck was tragically shot and killed in front of his home in Mt. Olympus in August 1984 at age 46.)

Huck’s 638 acre property was sold to the Mountains Recreation and Conservancy, City of Thousand Oaks, Conejo Recreation and Park District and National Park Service for $4.2 million in 1993. 312 acres were carved out as an addition to Rancho Sierra Vista. The remainder is part of Rancho Potrero, which is maintained by the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA).

In the 2021-2022 time frame, the Olympia Farms space was redeveloped and improved to include, pedestrian paths, a horse corral, drinking fountain for people and animals, picnic benches and a small amphitheater area.

👉🏻Hike is about 8 miles with 1600′ total ascent and rated MEDIUM. See the HWD Hike Rating Guide

The Rancho Potrero Open Space area is located in Newbury Park off of Lynn Road, just east of the intersection with Rancho Dos Vientos.

March 09 2024


Date: March 9
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Rancho Potrero Open Space, West Entrance

Potrero Rd

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