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Los Robles

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

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Latitude
34.171511975110946
Longitude
-118.88142585754395
Trail Directions
Highway 101 to Moorpark Rd. turn west towards mountains about 3/4 mile to where road ends. Park in dirt lot at trailhead. A few options here.
Trail Length
3 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Thousand Oaks
   


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Review Date
January 7, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: indieage ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Los Robles is a short trail shooting off the fire road. It's pretty rutted out, but is a fast ride. It has some sharp turns at the top, a pretty off camber section in the middle, and some random bridges to play on.

You can check out a GoPro video of the trail here: http://seethetrail.com/2013/01/06/los-robles-trail-thousand-oaks-ca-mountain-biking-gopro-hd/

Recommended Route:
Take Moorpark Rd.
First left after the street light. The trail exit is 100ft up on the right. You'll see some signs. The trail head is up the road. Take the first right then go to the end of the street, and you will see a road on the right. Go thru the gate and the trail head is about 200ft up on the right.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Oak Creek Canyon Loop, another video of it posted at http://seethetrail.com



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Review Date
August 8, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: toadlywilde ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Mostly rolley, twisty singletrack with a challenging climb and fun descent. Most of my riding buddies know this trail as "the switchbacks" but most of the local runners call it "space mountain". You get a good idea of what you'll find on the trail from the various names. The climbs, especially from the switchback side are definitely climbable but bring your A legs because the switchbacks can seem more technical than they are to the spent rider.

Recommended Route:
Start at the dirt parking lot at the very end of Moorpark Road (About 1/2 mile SW from the Moorpark Rd exit on the 101). From the trialhead, follow the fire road into the singletrack and up into the switchbacks. It might be tricky to get from the trailhead to the switchbacks. Take a look at it on google earth before you go. After climbing the switchbacks, descend toward Newbury Park (Lynn Rd.) on the Rosewood Trail. Go back the way you came or head back to the trailhead on the streets

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lang Ranch, Wildwood, Sycamore Canyon



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Review Date
December 10, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: hanktref ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Back in the late 90's I rode this trail every night after work. It was a great way to end the day. I lived off Felton at the time so I would ride across Lynn and up to the top to the top of Felton and rode the connector to the main trail where I hung a left. I'd ride along as if to head to Moorpark RD and at the avacado orchard took the turn off for the Rosewood switch section. Then took Lynn back to the house, completing the loop. For a about a year I rode it to work and instead of taking Lynn back to the house, I continued down through the neighborhood to the industrial are across the freeway.

I've taken it to Moorpark Rd once or twice (first time we got lost and road through Los Robles Golf Course, oops) It's also fun taking the turn off towards El Capitan Park which is in between Rosewood and Moorpark Rd.

I haven't ridden the trail in, say…about 8 years. Back then the trail was smooth and fast and you could catch a little air of the railroad ties that ran along side the trail down the Rosewood Switches. Like others have said you can get a peak at some wildlife and the view from the top is nice too. The trail at some points seems like a notch cut of the steep mountain and it feels kinda like flying.

It's also true that you can make it to the beach by either starting at the end of Moorpark Rd, take a right at the top of the Felton St connector or take a right at the top of the rosewood switchbacks and follow it all the way to the Sycamore trail system. Once in Sycamore the trail is easy and great for families ages 10+ as it's mostly fire road and the grade is paved. BBQs at the beach are a great way to top off the ride.

Recommended Route:
Felton St connector/ LR trail/ Rosewood Swithbacks/ then back up
-OR-
Felton St connector/ LR trail/ Rosewood Swithbacks/ Lynn Road/ Felton

If you are heading north on the 101:
1. Take exit 46 for Ventu Park Rd 0.3 mi
2. Turn left at N Ventu Park Rd 0.6 mi (right if heading south)
3. Turn right at Lynn Rd 1.9 mi
4. Turn left at Felton St 0.1 mi

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Chesebro Rd
Red Box Trail (MT Wilson)



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Review Date
October 14, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Goliath ,  Cross Country Rider , from Simi Valley, CA

Summary:
I have been riding all around Thousand Oaks, Augora, Simi Valley etc.. and this trail has to be one of the most fun I have had in a while. I first tried this trail just last night with a buddy of mine. The veiw of TO at the top at night is just great. Very well kept trail, lots of fun uphill and downhill singletrack. I just had a blast going down the trial after I pushed so hard to make it to the top.

Recommended Route:
I live right off Moorpark road so I would suggest getting off the Moorpark Road ext off the 101 and head towards the Mountains. Park at the dead end and follow the main trail, go right on the split, you will come to another uphll split, go right and follow the trail back down to yet another split. Right before you get to the last split you will cross a small bridge. Go left up the steep singletrack and enjoy the ride.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
anything you can get your bike on.



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Review Date
June 6, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: John , from Thousand Oaks, Ca

Summary:
My first mtn bike ride way back when (prior to the Mag 20)was up the switchbacks. These trails have something for everyone. I prefer to climb up Rosewood as it is a little bit more of a workout than climbing up the switchbacks. The downhills (both Rosewood and Swithbacks) are great. Nothing real technical however you can really get some speed going. Near the top of Rosewood you can head towards Hidden Valley for some more fun. Short but fun downhills and more singletrack. I usually do an out and back (up Rosewood down Swithbacks then do the opposite)with maybe one or two variations. On the weekends try to get out early
as there are a lot of weekend warriors (bikers, hikers,
runners, etc.) who tend to get pissed off quite easily. A good friend had a run in with a lame magazine editor of a now defunct equally lame mtb magazine and ended up being the subject of an editorial, thats another story though.
The night riding on these trails is awesome as well. have fun.

Recommended Route:
Up Rosewood from Lynn Rd.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Chesboro/Sycamore/Suicide (AKA Jakes trail)



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