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Lang Ranch / Albertson Motorway – China Flat Pond

Lang Ranch Open Space 3536 Lang Ranch Parkway, Thousand Oaks

This is a 6- 7 mile out and back hike with about 1150’ of elevation gain from Lang Ranch Parkway in Westlake Village on the Albertsons Motorway. Our route on […]

Alt Intermediate Hike: Autumn Ridge to Woodridge Loop

Autumn Ridge Trailhead N. Westlake Blvd and Oak Valley Ln, Thousand Oaks

This double-loop route is a bisecting circumnavigation of the Lang Ranch Open Space. From the Autumn Ridge trailhead (end of North Westlake Blvd) we'll pick up the Sunrise Trail which […]

Wendy Lollipop

4128 Potrero Rd 4128 Potrero Rd, Thousand Oaks

4.6 miles, 1000' gain, Easy Intermediate Easier Option - 2.7 miles, 320' gain Many have gotten lost relying on GPS. This is the Wendy Trailhead, where S. Wendy Dr. ends […]

GOOGLE MEET: Beginner’s Backpacking Gear Prep

Online event

*This MeetUp is a video conference call* February 27th, 6:30PM-7:30PM Hi Backpackers of all levels! Please join us for a video MeetUp geared towards helping our "beginners" prep gear for […]

Trail statistics are approximate. For safety purposes always assume they are underestimated. But don’t be disappointed if they are overestimated. Bring more water and snacks than you think you’ll need.

Trail descriptions are based on previous hikes. Current conditions are unknown until arrival. Expect the unexpected and plan accordingly.

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