Day Hikes Around Ventura County, 3rd

Overview

Ventura County is a wonderful place to explore the diverse topography of southern California, which ranges from coastal wetlands to forested canyons to high-altitude desert. Thousands of miles of trails can be found in the wilderness areas and expansive public parks. 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 span from the Pacific Coast to the mountainous interior and national forests. ...
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Overview

Ventura County is a wonderful place to explore the diverse topography of southern California, which ranges from coastal wetlands to forested canyons to high-altitude desert. Thousands of miles of trails can be found in the wilderness areas and expansive public parks. 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 span 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. A range of hikes accommodates amateur to avid hikers. Clear directions, ample maps.
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Editorial Reviews

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"The definitive hiking guidebook." --Ventura County Reporter
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573420624
  • Publisher: Day Hike Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 356,604
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Stone
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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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.
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Table of Contents

Each hike includes a summary, driving directions, hiking directions, and a map. (1) Introduction and master map of all hikes (2) South Santa Barbara County: Summerland and Carpinteria (3) Ojai area (4) Ventura to Point Dume: Pacific Coast--Santa Monica Mountains (5) Point Mugu to Decker Road: Point Mugu State Park to Leo Carrillo State Park (6) Thousand Oaks area: Newbury Park to Simi Hills (7) Los Robles Trail System (8) Wildwood Park (9) Simi Hills (10) Palo Comado/Cheeseboro Canyons--Upper Las Virgenes Canyon (11) North Los Angeles County: Moorpark and Fillmore (12) Index
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First Chapter

Day Hikes Around Ventura County, 3rd


By Robert Stone

Day Hike Books, Inc.

Copyright © 2011 Robert Stone
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781573420624

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.



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