Los Padres Trail to Los Robles Trail is a trail route that takes you through a stretch of beautiful woodlands in Thousand Oaks. It's a great way to tack on a warm up to a more serious hike, or you could do it just by itself. Either way, you're looking at some decent time out and about!
This path starts by parking on the street near Los Padres Drive. You'll find the trailhead about fifty yards left of where Los Padres crosses Moorpark Road. This is a simple dirt path all the way up, and you'll be seeing some serious elevation gain along the way. Don't be fooled by its urban location; you're going to need your hiking boots!
As soon as you start your hike you're going to find some of the features that the trail is known for. In season, wildflowers make this trail a work of art. Any time of year you'll find yourself surprised at how far from the city you feel. The trees help block (but don't totally eliminate) noise from the freeway. As you approach Conejo Open Space Preserve, the noise thins out as well. You can expect to share this trail with other hikers, dog walkers, and cyclists! Keeping a grip on the leash will help your dog stay in your lane!
The path will continue to wind through the trees as it approaches the Los Robles Trail. This trail is part of the southernmost point of the Conejo Open Space Preserve, and there are many trails and trail networks that you can access from there. For the purposes of this hike, however, the Los Robles Trailhead is your sign to turn around! The full out and back experience is a full hike in and of itself.
Los Padres Trail to Los Robles Trail is pawsome hike for dogs and owners!