Lizard Rock, Paradise Falls, Indian Creek Loop

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Trail Distance: 4.5 miles
Time Estimate: 2 hr+
Elevation Gain: 700 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: No
Description
Lizard Rock, Paradise Falls, Indian Creek Loop is a route that will take you past two major features of Wildwood Regional Park. Park in the lot at Avenue de los Arboles & Big Sky Drive. Then, head to the trailhead for Mesa Trail. This will lead you straight through the heart of the park. It also offers most of your punishing elevation gains up front. You'll top out at the top of Lizard Rock, so named because the jutting rock does look like a lizard sunning itself on the hills. 


Once you've seen that, stay on the trail until you reach Wildwood Canyon Trail. Join up with it and proceed to Paradise Falls. This gorgeous waterfall is a great tourist attraction and all around amazing place to visit. Rest up at the picnic table, or shelter under the oak trees. Dogs and people are not allowed in the water. From there, you're going to take Indian Creek Loop back to the parking lot. You'll find the trailhead just beyond the falls, and can complete your hike that way. 

This route is a great choice for new hikers, or anyone looking to avoid a steep climb. Like any loop trail, you could also choose to hike this in reverse. While the path works out, it puts much more of the trail at an upwards hike. If you're really looking for a long, slow elevation increase to make you feel the burn, try this path in reverse! Otherwise, follow these directions for an easier hiking experience.

You're going to have to share the road on these trails. Keeping your dog on leash will help keep you and your pup safe on trails you may have to share with cyclists. Bring supplies so you can pick up after your pup as well! 

Lizard Rock, Paradise Falls, Indian Creek Loop combines two pawsome park features into one morning hike! 

Trail Features
Steep Inclines
Scenic, Waterfall, Wildflowers, Abundant Wildlife
Cautions & Considerations
There's limited shade on this hike. Pay attention to your dog's body language for signs of overheating, and bring plenty of water!
Address
Ave. de los Arboles & Big Sky Dr.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Address
Ave. de los Arboles & Big Sky Dr.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset