A pleasant hike awaits you and your furry pal on the Los Robles Nature Walk! Located within the Los Robles Trail and Open Space system, this 3-mile path is actually composed of two trails: Spring Canyon and Oak Creek Canyon Loop. A visit during the springtime will treat you and Fido to the beautiful sight of wildflowers, plus a chance to see wildlife strolling around the open space.
Trailheads and parking are available on both ends of the route, so you may begin on either the Spring Canyon Trail or Oak Creek Canyon Loop Trail. Pawpular among mountain bikers, the Oak Creek Canyon Loop starts on Greenmeadow Avenue and is composed of two sections connected by a stretch of road. A drinking fountain, toilet, and informational kiosk can be found at the trailhead.
Meandering through a picturesque oak grove, the western portion of the loop is a “whole access” path that is suitable for hikers of all ages and abilities, including wheelchair and stroller users. There are informational signs in English and Braille, as well as a guide cable for the visually impaired. The eastern portion of the loop is a well-maintained dirt trail that leads through the chaparral. Both sections offer spots to sit under the shade of oak trees, allowing you to take your time in enjoying your surroundings.
As you and your pooch continue on to the Spring Canyon Trail, you will find yourselves heading west, towards the direction of Lynn Oaks Park and the suburbs. The trail is mostly flat with some moderately hilly parts, but nothing that active doggos can't handle. At the end of the trail, you and Fido can take a pawse at Lynn Oaks Park or head back to the trailhead on Greenmeadow.
The Los Robles Nature Walk is a family- and dog-friendly trail that's definitely worth checking out if you're in Thousand Oaks! As always, keep your pupper on a 6-foot leash and clean up after them!
Some parts of the trail are sunny, so bring sunscreen and a hat. Also, be cautious when walking along the road portion of the Oak Creek Canyon Loop as there is no sidewalk.