Los Robles Trail and Los Padres Trail Loop
This is a moderate loop trail in Los Robles and Los Padres Open Space. Isn't it fun to trace out patterns on a hike that can be seen on a map? And so it is with this one which I call the buffalo hike because, as with constellations in the sky, with a little imagination that is what you will be tracing. In order to trace the buffalo you'll need to follow the track because there are some alternative paths. The hike is almost all fire/utility road which is quite wide and the numerous mountain bike riders will be less of a concern. Near the beginning you make a left and head up a dead end to a water tower before retracing your steps back to the Los Robles trail. Continuing on there is a picnic table at about two miles. There are pretty good views on Los Robles Scenic Overlook a ways after the picnic table. Near the end there is a lovely densely shaded area before the short return on Moorpark Road.
This area is managed by the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency which provides this map: http://conejo-openspace.org/assets/los_robles_trail_map-2pgs.pdf
The trail head is at the corner of Moorpark Road and Greenmeadow Avenue, there is a dirt parking lot with free parking. It is unlikely that the parking lot will be full but there is also parking on the surrounding streets. There is a bicycle repair stand with air and tools at the corner of the parking lot but there are no other facilities like restrooms or water on the hike.
Dogs on a leash are permitted. Mountain bike riders are common.
No restrooms or water, but there are business a short drive away. Fire road most of the way makes bicycles and dogs less of a concern.
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