Los Robles - TRAIL

Los Robles - Trail, Thousand Oaks, California

Single track up, down, rolling, switchbacks,

User Reviews (11)

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nemnem   Weekend Warrior [Nov 10, 2014]

Rode Los Robles up to Rosewood, and then descended Rosewood. I think going back down Los Robles would have been more fun I wanted to try a big loop of all the trails off Los Robles. Climbing up Los Robles is not hard - pretty easy climb but there are plenty of rocks and switchbacks to navigate making it interesting.

Not sure if I'd describe this as singletrack; the 2nd half was singletrack but most of the climb was wide enough to drive a truck. Rosewood DH was fast but not very technical.

Customer Service

If I do it again, I'd go up Rosewood down Los Robles to Los Padres trail, then ride up the road to the trailhead and climb back up Los Robles and down Rosewood.

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3
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2
indieage   Weekend Warrior [Jan 07, 2013]

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/

Customer Service

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.

Similar Products Used: Oak Creek Canyon Loop, another video of it posted at http://seethetrail.com
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4
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2
toadlywilde   Cross Country Rider [Aug 08, 2011]

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.

Customer Service

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

Similar Products Used: Lang Ranch, Wildwood, Sycamore Canyon
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4
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3
hanktref   Cross Country Rider [Dec 10, 2008]

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.

Customer Service

Felton St connector/ LR trail/ Rosewood Swithbacks/ then back up
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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

Similar Products Used: Chesebro Rd
Red Box Trail (MT Wilson)
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5
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4
Goliath   Cross Country Rider [Oct 14, 2003]

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.

Customer Service

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.

Similar Products Used: anything you can get your bike on.
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5
VALUE
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4
Steelfalcon   [Aug 10, 2000]

It's pretty technical on both sides, so ill recommend the first part of this trail (up) for intermediate riders and the descent on the other side for advanced riders. You must be fit, too. Be carefull when going up, the vast amount of fairly sharp turns and switchbacks as well as the bushes around the trail makes it hard for riders going down to see you. All in all, this trail has the right combination of climbs and technical descents. Also, watch the trail closely when going down at dusk, it blends with the bushes.
It also give you a good view of TO.

Customer Service

Take the main trail up and when it splits and goes up 2 separate steep slopes, take the right one. After the climb keep going straight into a moderate downhill (dont turn left towards the hills, theres only about 15 ft between the climb and the drop)after the downhill immediately make a left and go up a steep slope and into a switchback. The trail continues up into the mountains and down the other side. Be prepared to up a bunch of switchbacks.

Similar Products Used: Almost all trails in this area are fun. if you want a short thrill go down the ?? loop trail (forgot the actual name) that stems of the trail almost right after the trailhead, before the steep climbs. Go down it, and make a right at the first split. Let go of the brakes and you'll be giving your adrenaline glands a workout. This trail ends in a small road, turn right and youll be at the trailhead again in no time (dont have to go up it!!).
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4
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Marshall Mathers   [Aug 17, 2000]

kind of short, but it's a hellva fun climb goin up and you can extend it by going back and exploring los robles east trail. A few pretty nasty switchbacks. Great night ride, too. Very crowded on weekend mornings, so be careful while comin down cause you'll kill a hiker and then no one will be biking there anymore.

Customer Service

los robles west is the best choice here. aka "the switchbacks"

Similar Products Used: cheseboro, backbone, chumash + hummingbird (right next to each other), china flats,
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4
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Rob Bingham   [Sep 05, 2000]

This trail is killer going both up and down. The singletrack is great with smooth turns, rocky technical sections, fast rolling curves and wide open speed traps. I highly recommend it, but do watch out for traffic because if you're going fast, pulling off the trail is not an option.

Customer Service

Ride up and down--fast!

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5
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Scott   [Nov 15, 2001]

Well maintained trail with fun switchbacks. The trail is fun and challenging, but not too technical. The trail dries pretty fast after rain and doesn't get too dusty during the dry months. The trail gets very crowded during Summer evenings and on weekends. About once per month, usually on a Wednesday night, the Sierra Club has a hike on the trail and there are usually between 50-100 hikers on the trail then. They are a rather militant and inconsiderate group and believe they own the trail and how dare us riders attempt to share it with them. At least they only come out once per month. The trail is great under the stars (bring lights). It's also a lot less crowded then.

Customer Service

For a tough workout ride up Rosewood and down the switchbacks to Moorpark Rd. It's a little easier uphill ride the opposite direction.

Similar Products Used: I've seen mountain lions, bobcats, deer, coyote, and every kind of indigenous reptile and rodent in the area on this trail. It is a great trail to spot wildlife on.
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5
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tbone   [May 08, 2002]

GO down main trail and you will go up hill just a little at the bottom of a left turning down bear left and begin your climb up some switchbacks. This trail keeps going and I hear you can reach the beach. Not very technical but a fairly strenuous ride by the time you get to the road whose name I forgot about 8 miles after you get on the trail. All in all a good workout. ANyone can ride this trail if you are in somewhat decent shape.

Customer Service

start at end of morepark road.

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4
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