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Day Hikes Around Ventura County, 3rd
     

Day Hikes Around Ventura County, 3rd

by Robert Stone (2)
 

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Greatly expanded 3rd edition! Day Hikes Around Ventura County now includes 116 day hikes in this scenic coastal county just north of Los Angeles. The county's diverse topography includes national forest land, wilderness areas, mountain ranges, and over 50 miles of coastline. Miles of hiking trails weave through the open space, parks, forests, and mountain ranges

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Greatly expanded 3rd edition! Day Hikes Around Ventura County now includes 116 day hikes in this scenic coastal county just north of Los Angeles. The county's diverse topography includes national forest land, wilderness areas, mountain ranges, and over 50 miles of coastline. Miles of hiking trails weave through the open space, parks, forests, and mountain ranges that together form an ecological corridor. In addition, a network of trails are accessible from the metropolitan areas, where the open spaces have been thoughtfully integrated with the development. These hikes range from the Pacific Coast to the mountainous interior and national forests. Highlights include coastal estuaries and tidepools, long beaches backed by bluffs, waterfalls, swimming holes, forested canyons, secluded creek paths, caves, ridge walks, historic sights, filming locations, and rugged outcroppings...from relaxing, scenic strolls to mountain-to-coast hikes with panoramic views. Companion guides include Day Hikes Around Los Angeles, Day Hikes Around Santa Barbara, and Day Hikes On the California Southern Coast.

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"The definitive hiking guidebook." —Ventura County Reporter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573420624
Publisher:
Day Hike Books, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/2011
Series:
Day Hikes Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
879,517
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.70(d)

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Hike 67: Los Robles Trail—Eastern Segment: Potrero Gate to Angel Vista.The Los Robles Trail System is a well-planned network of trails weaving through the growing residential communities of Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, and Newbury Park. The 25 miles of multi-use trails link the designated open spaces of the Conejo Valley with Point Mugu State Park and the oceanfront Santa Monica Mountains. This is an important wildlife corridor that connects the Santa Monica range with the Simi Hills. The hike from Potrero Gate follows an east-west ridge beginning at the 1 88-acre Deer Ridge Open Space in Newbury Park. The open space is dominated by ridges and canyons dense with chaparral and pockets of oak woodlands. The Los Robles Trail traverses the length of Deer Ridge Open Space to Angel Vista, a 1 ,600-foot overlook in the Ventu Park Open Space. From the overlook are bird’s-eye views of the Conejo Valley, Hidden Valley, and the surrounding mountains to the sea.

Meet the Author

Since 1991, Robert Stone has been writer, photographer, and publisher of Day Hike Books. He is a Los Angeles Times Best Selling Author and an award-winning journalist of the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers, the Outdoor Writers Association of California, the Northwest Outdoor Writers Association, and the Bay Area Travel Writers. Robert resides summers in the Rocky Mountains of Montana and winters on the California Central Coast.

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