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Hello,

So, I have been riding in Point Mugu State Park and have ridden most of the trails there so...I think it's time to hit new ones. I'm thinking of taking on Wildwood in Thousand Oaks.
Any suggestions for a good route that will work out a beginner to intermediate rider?

Appreciate your replies!!

Thanks
 

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I live in San Diego now but I used to live right near California Lutheran so Wildwood was pretty much where I started riding mh mountain bike.

There's a lot of stuff out there but it's all a collection of short loops.

My favorite would be:

Start at the main trailhead.

Immediately head out on Big Sky Drive (it's what Avenida de los Arboles turns into when it makes a sharp right where you turn into the main trailhead parking lot). Take big Sky Drive Until it hits Wildwood Avenue.

On Wildwood Avenue, turn left and immediately start looking for a trail on your right. You'll see it in a couple hundred feet. Take this trail. You're going to follow this trail to get to the Santa Rosa Trail.

you'll go up and over a bluff. when you get to the bottom, you'll turn left and face another bluff. climb up this one to find the Santa Rosa Trail. This is the best trail in the park so you really should do this. Take the Santa Rosa Trail all the way back into Wildwood Park.

when it intersects the main dirt road in the park, turn right. take the first right and first left. take the dirt road to StageCoach Bluff trail. take this trail. when you get to the dirt road, take a left and then a right to get back to the main parking lot.

Now, get on Avenida De los Arboles and ride all the way to Lynn Road. Turn right. After you pass Avenide de los Flores and just before you get to the hospital, look for a trail on your right. take it. you'll eventually (a couple of miles?) come to a T after you cross a wooden bridge. Go right and head downhill. this will take you to the bottom of Wildwood Park near the waterfall. cross the stream and go left. go to the waterfall and enjoy yourselves. keep heading downhill and cross the stream a couple of times. you'll come to the main dirt road that gets you back to the top. go back up.

there are some other options but I always felt this incorporated all of the best riding in the park into one pretty long loop.

Enjoy.

YR
 

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A buddy and I are riding there tomorrow,July 4th, hope to get there around 6 AM, I know, that's early, things to do later and trying to beat the the heat, if you're interested in joining let me know and we can give you a tour. Chuck
 

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A buddy and I are riding there tomorrow,July 4th, hope to get there around 6 AM, I know, that's early, things to do later and trying to beat the the heat, if you're interested in joining let me know and we can give you a tour. Chuck
hey thanks for the offer, but that's too early for me. ;)

anyway, I went there this afternoon and opted for the main route first just to familiarize myself with the trails around the park. I thought I'm gonna be toast because of the heat but the cool breeze is what saved me. The place is rockier that what I been used to and the switchbacks down from Lizard Rock are scarier since the land is more barren and there are not much bushes that keeps the sheer drops out of sight. Stagecoach Bluff trail is fun though!

I might be back there tomorrow morning and try Yeti_Rider's route suggestion.
 

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Los Robles trail in TO is better than Wildwood I would say. Longer trails, and more options, and a great vista point at Angel Vista, at the top of the Rosewooed section of the trail.

I didnt see anyone mention this yet, so thought I'd share it.
 

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Great call on Los Robles. Start at the end of Moorpark Rd, up Space Mountain, down Rosewood, back up, and finish with Mr. Toads. Awesome ride. Much better than Wildwood.
 

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mantracker... did you go out on Saturday and ride Wildwood and if so do you ride a Santa Cruz? As my buddy and I were leaving, two guys were just starting( one on a SC), As far as Los Robles vs Wildwood, yeah Los Robles might have a few more options if you do both east and west Los Robles, but don't sell Wildwood short, there is alot more to Wildwood than Santa Rosa and Lizard Rock , you can ride to the Conejo Grade overlook or the other side of the canyon beyond the reclamation center and no one mentioned Moonridge, besides Los Robles gets pretty crowded, I like Los Robles, that's where I'm headed tomorrow.
 

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mantracker... did you go out on Saturday and ride Wildwood and if so do you ride a Santa Cruz? As my buddy and I were leaving, two guys were just starting( one on a SC), As far as Los Robles vs Wildwood, yeah Los Robles might have a few more options if you do both east and west Los Robles, but don't sell Wildwood short, there is alot more to Wildwood than Santa Rosa and Lizard Rock , you can ride to the Conejo Grade overlook or the other side of the canyon beyond the reclamation center and no one mentioned Moonridge, besides Los Robles gets pretty crowded, I like Los Robles, that's where I'm headed tomorrow.
nope, I was at Sycamore saturday :) and I don't have a Santa Cruz....just a lowly entry level hardtail :D
yeah, I felt the trails in Wildwood are too short but I'll be sure be back to try the rest of the trails there. I'm gonna try Los Robles one of these weekends.
 
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