Hiking near Thousand Oaks, California

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Cheeseboro (or Cheesebro) 1 hr. Wildlife Trek - Great for kids!
Cheeseboro (or Cheesebro) 1 hr. Wildlife Trek - Great for kids!
Agoura Hills, California, United States (6.0 miles away)
 
Easy: 2.0 miles, 1 hour or less
...and its FREE! The 2 mile loop takes you along wildlife trails at Cheseboro Canyon, just north of the 101 Freeway.

Cheeseboro (or Cheseboro or Chesebro) Park is one of the many National Park Sites within the SMMNRA (Santa Monica Nationa Recreation area) and is very popular with visitors due to its relatively level terrain. And it's great for kids and families! This guide is a one hour (two mile) hike, relatively flat, and has a great deal of wildlife all of...
Sandstone Peak
Sandstone Peak
Westlake Village, California, United States (6.5 miles away)
 
Moderate: 7.1 miles, Half day
Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak and Tri-Peaks

A 7.1 mile loop through some of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful terrain in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. This route takes you through scrubland and native oak groves to Tri-Peaks, Inspiration Point, and Sandstone Peak - three prominent peaks in the Santa Monica Mountains with unbelievable views of the range, the Channel Islands,...
Wendy Trail to Waterfalls
Wendy Trail to Waterfalls
Newbury Park, California, United States (6.5 miles away)
 
Moderate: 1.8 miles, 1-3 hours
A moderate hike from Newbury Park, Ca, to a pretty waterfalls

NOTE: Due to the large number of recent downloads and the extremely sparse rainfall of the last two years (2011-12 & 2012-13), I feel I should point out that it is very unlikely that you will see any water going over the falls. It's still a nice hike, though. The length of this hike is 3.6 miles, round trip. The trail begins with a slight downhill...
Modelo Trail Nag Loop
Modelo Trail Nag Loop
Agoura Hills, California, United States (6.2 miles away)
Easy: 3.9 miles, 1 hour or less
A quick fix cardio workout!

The beauty of the 'Nag Loop' is that the trail itself is well defined and signposted so it's either a great intro for people starting to think about hiking as a pastime or for more experienced hikers needing to work on cardio but have limited time (although the trail isn't at all demanding, power walking this loop is a great workout for any level hiker). Who...
Bulldog Road / Castro Crest
Bulldog Road / Castro Crest
Malibu Creek State Park, California, United States (7.6 miles away)
 
Moderate: 7.6 miles, Half day
Rock scrambling and a great workout hike in the southwestern part of Malibu Creek State Park / Castro Crest.

Malibu Creek State Park sits in 10,000 acres of rugged terrain near the Malibu coast, protecting flowing creeks, man-made lakes, historic structures, and prominent cliffs. This route explores the southern and western areas of the park, far away from the creek that gives it its name. The landscape here is similar to other areas of the Santa Monica...
Malibu Creek
Malibu Creek
Malibu Creek State Park, California, United States (8.6 miles away)
 
Moderate: 7.9 miles, Half day
Some of the highlights along Malibu Creek, in central Malibu Creek State Park.

Malibu Creek State Park is a sprawling 10,000 acre park that protects 25-mile long Malibu Creek, the largest watershed in the Santa Monica Mountains. The creek itself is somewhat unusual in that it has cut a path through hard volcanic rock instead of the softer sedimentary rocks north of the Goat Buttes, which makes for some spectacular scenery during...
Solstice Canyon
Solstice Canyon
Malibu, California, United States (10.5 miles away)
 
Moderate: 5.9 miles, 1-3 hours
A moderate hike to a ruined mansion in the Santa Monica Mountains, complete with waterfall!

This is an incredibly picturesque, mostly shaded canyon hike in the Santa Monica Mountains. The Solstice Canyon Trail is a popular, well-maintained route with some spur-trail opportunities for more adventurous travelers. Some of the highlights include the oldest still-standing stone building in Malibu, a small waterfall and creek, and several ruins...
Saddle Peak - Santa Monica Mountains
Saddle Peak - Santa Monica Mountains
Monte Nido, California, United States (11.8 miles away)
 
Moderate: 4.2 miles, 1-3 hours
Great views all around! The LA basin, the San Fernando Valley, the ocean!

Saddle peak is the second highest in the Santa Monica mountains, after Sandstone peak. After a moderately difficult climb, you will reach the peak where you would enjoy great views of the LA basing and the surroundings. There are several ways to do this hike. The first time I went to Saddle Peak, I did a 10 mile hike where I started on the Topanga...
Trippet Ranch to Eagle Rock and Temescal Peak
Trippet Ranch to Eagle Rock and Temescal Peak
Topanga Oaks, California, United States (15.3 miles away)
Moderate: 10.3 miles, Full day
Fire Road Trails at Topanga State Park

Topanga is both extremely accessible and rugged. It is a natural park lying within Los Angeles and is within easy day-use reach of over 12 million regional residents. This hike: Many of the park's trails can be accessed from Trippet Ranch. Two miles from Trippet is Eagle Junction with access to the Eagle Spring loop trail. Eagle Rock is one of...
Eagle Rock
Eagle Rock
Castellammare, California, United States (16.9 miles away)
Moderate: 4.8 miles, 1-3 hours
A 7 mile hike with views of downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and nearby mountains.

Eagle Rock is about 7.3 miles from Los Liones Rd off the PCH. The views during the hike include downtown LA, Sta Monica bay/beach, the mountains and Topanga Cyn Rd. The trail is mostly sunny, some parts are steeper than others, and some are shaded and cooler. One of the best views are sunsets.
Los Liones Trail to Parker Mesa
Los Liones Trail to Parker Mesa
Pacific Palisades, California, United States (18.0 miles away)
 
A moderately difficult hike in Topanga Canyon State Park. Lush greens and beautiful views make this trail a hit!

A 7+ mile hike from the Pacific Palisades to a popular overlook in Topanga State Park. The first part of this hike – the Los Liones Trail – is one of the most lush riparian canyons I’ve ever seen in the Santa Monica Mountains. It’s gently graded, moderately shady, and definitely worth a look even if you have to fight crowds. Afterward, the...
Inspiration Loop Trail
Inspiration Loop Trail
Riviera, California, United States (20 miles away)
 
Moderate: 4.3 miles, 1-3 hours
Will Rogers SHP

The Inspiration Loop Trail provides a great opportunity to leave the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and quickly escape into the Santa Monica Mountains. Thanks to the generous gift of Betty Rogers we can learn about the importance of Will Rogers and share his love of nature and mankind. In addition to touring the historic Ranch House and learning...
Towsley Canyon Loop
Towsley Canyon Loop
Elayon, California, United States (21 miles away)
 
5.6 mile trail near Elayon, California

Towsley Canyon Loop is about 5.6 miles long and located near Elayon, California. The trail is great for hiking
East Canyon to Jones Junction
East Canyon to Jones Junction
Newhall, California, United States (21 miles away)
Moderate: 5.7 miles, 1-3 hours
Part of the "Saugus to the Sea Road"

This public land was acquired by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy in the early 1980's after the oil fields below them where pumped "dry" There is a Parking lot at the trailhead, but... There is a fee I think it's $5 or so. Most park on The Old Road. This "trail" is a old road grade (ORG) to Weldon Cyn Rd and on to "Jones Junction". The...
Trips
Solstice Cyn Trails 001 (El Nido, California, United States) Photo
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Solstice Canyon
by modernhiker on Sep 03, 2007
Malibu Hills, California, United States
Hiking | 5.9 miles (10.5 miles away)
A shaded canyon hike to the ruins of a burned-down mansion. Full write up at Modern Hiker.
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Tri-Peaks Split Rock (Casa Conejo, California, United States) Photo
Sandstone Peak (Casa Conejo, California, United States) Photo
Plaque at the Peak (Casa Conejo, California, United States) Photo
Mishe Mokwa to Tri Peaks
by modernhiker on Dec 17, 2006
Hiking | 7.1 miles (6.5 miles away)
The Mishe Mokwa Trail to Tri-Peaks, Inspiration Point, and Sandstone Peak. Full write-up and more pictures at Modern Hiker.
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Eagle Rock and Temescal Peak
by modernhiker on Jan 07, 2008
Topanga Oaks, California, United States
Hiking | 7.3 miles (15.3 miles away)
Full write up at Modern Hiker.
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Temescal Canyon Loop (Harder path)
by wankel on Jul 12, 2009
Pacific Palisades, California, United States
Hiking | 4.2 miles (19.5 miles away)
Trails iPhone 3G app used with default Hiking settings. This time around I chose the harder path, turned around at skull rock, and came back down the easy way.
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Ray Miller Trail / La Jolla Canyon
by modernhiker on Apr 27, 2008
Sycamore Cove, California, United States
Hiking | 14.9 miles (12.8 miles away)
Full write up at Modern Hiker.
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Sycamore Canyon Loop
by modernhiker on May 03, 2008
Casa Conejo, California, United States
Hiking | 11.4 miles (7.4 miles away)
Full write up at Modern Hiker.