Join me on a conditioning evening hike.
Moderate five mile loop with a total elevation gain/loss of about 800 ft. This hike explores the neighborhood trails in the Dos Vientos area of the southwestern Conejo Valley. Although most of this route is on trails and/or dirt utility roads, there are three street crossings, and also a few minutes on a roadside trail. From high on the trails, there are outstanding views of the nearby Dos Vientos residential area, as well as distant vistas including Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, surrounding mountains and open space, a secluded pond, the Pacific coast, and two of the Channel Islands. Park at Dos Vientos Community Center at Borchard Road and Via Las Brisas.
Distance: 5.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 800 ft
Difficulty: Intermediate due to pace we do not stop, we may take one break halfway through but that is it.
Dogs: Yes, but must be leashed, well mannered and able to keep pace
Water Fountain: No
Parking: Dos Vientos Community Park
Sunset: 5:56 PM
Weather: Rain, Wind, Extreme temperatures cancels hike
Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes, slip-‘n-fall, poison oak,
Bring: Extra layer (wind breaker recommended) to take on and off as needed, Flashlight/headlamp and a snack for the short break if needed.
Bring 2 liters of water. It is always good to bring more than you need!
Have a mask to take on and off as needed out of respect to other hikers/bikers we pass on the trail and in our group during the pandemic. We need to also continue to practice social distancing ourselves to continue to prevent the spread of Covid.
Directions: From 101 (Ventura Freeway) take the Wendy off ramp and head south (towards the ocean). In about a mile turn right (to the west) on Borchard Road. In a couple of miles you will find the Los Vientos Community Center on the right. Park in the south end of the parking lot.