With two waterfalls, scenic volcanic outcroppings, a variety of hiking trails, several pleasant picnic areas, and abundant open space, Wildwood park is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the nearby city.
Some of the highlights along the way:
Mont Clef Ridge
Santa Rosa Valley
And would you believe it, a train?
[Note: the following is from an old hike. Some parts have changed a bit. I’ll eventually update with more recent pics…stay tuned]
You don’t see this on the usual Wildwood hike – an old barn. We’ll pause here and maybe even play on some old farm equipment
Group Factoid: Over six years ago we were the first and only group to connect the upper Santa Rosa trail with the Lower Santa Rosa trail by marching down grass covered slopes. Since then an official trail has been built in the same location named the Shooting Star trail
Here is a creek fed by Paradise Falls. There will be a couple of creek crossings on this hike. Nice, huh?
Lizard Rock – Our first break spot. There will also be restrooms later along the way at Sycamore Flats
There are two waterfalls in Wildwood Park. Here is Indian Falls. Lots of people walk right by this one without even noticing. We won’t!
Post hike lunch at
Jinky’s Thousand Oaks
1724 E Avenida De Los Arboles Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Here are direction from Wildwood: https://tinyurl.com/wildwood-jinkys
Take either Lynn Rd or the 23 to Avenida de los Arboles. Turn west and drive toward the Wildflower Playfields . Turn right on Canna St — parking lot is on the left. We meet in the parking lot.
There is overflow parking on street. Hike starts at 9:am – please arrive with plenty of time to find your parking space and get ready