SHWL Bard Lake

Sunset Hills/Woodridge Loop

Sunset Hills/Woodridge Loop Location: Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. From the south, take the 23 Freeway to Sunset Hills Blvd.  Turn right and go 0.2 miles to Erbes Road.  Turn left […]

0:43 - Starting the descent toward Chivos Canyon

Tapo and Chivos Canyons

Tapo and Chivos Canyons Location: Foothills north of Simi Valley.  From the 118 Freeway, take Tapo Canyon Road exit and head north (turn right if you’re coming from the east; […]

Looking southeast from the Big Sky Trail toward the Simi Hills

Big Sky Loop (Simi Valley)

Big Sky Loop (Simi Valley) Location: Simi Valley.  From the 118 Freeway, take the Erringer Road exit and head north (turn right if you’re coming from the east; left if […]

Challenger canyon

Challenger Park (Simi Valley)

Challenger Park (Simi Valley) Location: South Simi Valley.  From Highway 118, take the First St. exit and go south (turn right if you’re coming from the west, left if from […]

0:10 - Looking north about 2/3 of the way up

Tarantula Hill (Thousand Oaks)

 Tarantula Hill (Thousand Oaks) Location: Thousand Oaks.  From Highway 101, take the Lynn Road exit.  Head north (turn left if you’re coming from the west; right if from the east) […]

0:43 - Abandoned farm equipment in Long Canyon

Long Canyon Loop (Simi Valley)

Long Canyon Loop (Simi Valley) Location: Simi Valley, at the corner of Long Canyon Road and S. Wood Ranch Parkway.  From Highway 118, take the First St. exit and go […]

ACLL Across Lynnmere

Arroyo Conejo/Lynnmere Loop

Arroyo Conejo/Lynnmere Loop Location: Thousand Oaks.  Parking access is at Rancho Conejo Playfields, 950 Ventua Park Road.  From Highway 101, take the Ventu Park exit and head north (turn right […]

0:20 - Bench for some well deserved relaxation

Lizard Rock via Hill Canyon

Lizard Rock via Hill Canyon Location: Northwest of Thousand Oaks.  From Highway 101, take Moorpark Road north for 5.5 miles.  At a four-way intersection, stay straight to get on Santa […]

0:14 - Trail junction at the bottom of the canyon (head right)

Camarillo Grove Community Park

  Camarillo Grove Community Park Location: Camarillo.  From Highway 101, take the the Camarillo Springs Road exit.  Head east (turn left if you’re coming from Ventura or right if from […]

0:06 - Turn right on the Backbone Trail (times are approximate)

Yerba Buena Trail (Backbone Trail)

Yerba Buena Trail (Backbone Trail) Location: Western Santa Monica Mountains near the Circle X Ranch.  From the east, take Pacific Coast Highway northwest from I-10 for 24.4 miles to Encinal […]

2:04 - Climbing the ridge

Happy Camp Canyon

Happy Camp Canyon   Location: 14105 Broadway Road, Moorpark.  From L.A. and the Valley, take the 118 Freeway to Princeton Ave.  Turn left and go 1.4 miles to Spring Road. […]

0:54 - Turn left and begin the climb to the top of the ridge

Hidden Valley Overlook (Rancho Satwiwa)

Hidden Valley Overlook (Rancho Satwiwa) Location: Potrero Road and Wendy Drive, Thousand Oaks, north of Rancho Satwiwa and Point Mugu State Park.  From Highway 101, take the Wendy Drive exit […]

0:46 - Chaparral on the upper Canyon View Trail

Canyon View Trail (Santa Monica Mountains)

Canyon View Trail (Santa Monica Mountains) Location: Western Santa Monica Mountains northwest of Malibu.  From Pacific Coast Highway just past the Ventura County line, head north on Yerba Buena Road […]

Geology on the Hummingbird Trail, Simi Valley

Hummingbird Trail

Hummingbird Trail Location: Simi Valley.  From the 118 Freeway, take the Kuehner Drive exit and head north (left if you’re coming from the west, right if from the east).  Park […]

1:11 - Fire road on the east side of China Flat (turn left)

Simi Peak via China Flat

Simi Peak via China Flat  Location: Oak Park, near Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills.  From L.A., take Highway 101 to Kanan Road.  Turn right and go 4.1 miles to Lindero […]

2:03 - Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands from the Hidden Pond Trail

Hidden Pond Loop (Point Mugu State Park)

Hidden Pond Loop (Point Mugu State Park) Location: Thousand Oaks.  From highway 101, take the Lynn Road exit and head south (left if you’re coming from L.A.) for 5.6 miles. […]