With the limited daylight we will do this shorter hike.
Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks is one of the most versatile local parks there is, with 27 miles of trails skittering through rocky cliffs, cacti-filled desert environs, volcanic rock, riparian forest, and a cool, watery canyon. Highlights of the hike include waterfalls incorporating 40’ Paradise waterfalls along with a long creek, Indian caves, volcanic rock cliffs, and wildflowers throughout. Wildwood’s archetypal western look served as the set for The Rifleman, Gunsmoke, and Wagon Train back in the day, as well as the movie Spartacus.
It will start at the trailhead that has steps down to the Moonridge Trail. We’ll take the trail down by the teepee to Wildwood Canyon Trail, pass by Paradise Falls, pick up Lizard Rock Trail, and go by a water treatment plant on our way to Lizard Rock. We’ll take Stagecoach Bluff Trail for some more elevation, and either catch Mesa Trail or Moonridge Trail back to the parking lot. We’ll pass through various trails with bridges, crossing streams, and have some tree canopies for approximately 5+ miles with about a 1200’ elevation gain/loss. We will take a break somewhere in our travels.
From the 101 in Thousand Oaks, turn north on Lynn Road and continue 2.6 miles to Avenida De Los Arboles, then turn left. Continue for about a mile to the end and turn into the Wildwood parking lot on the left.
From the 118, travel west to the 23, exit at Avenida De Los Arboles and turn right. Drive further than you remember having to drive to this trailhead (10 or 15 minutes). Turn left into the parking lot when the road ends.
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Restrictions apply for your safety and ours:
- Don’t show up unless you’re shown on the “Attending” list.
- Plan on KEEPING UP with the group and completing the entire hike or please find an alternative hike that better suits your hiking level.
- Your safety is your own personal responsibility, but the hike leader reserves the right to ask you to leave if you come unprepared.
- No “Plus Ones” or dogs on Weekday Trailblazer hikes.
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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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