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    Space Mountain To Angels Crest

    Running route mapped by  Josh Spiker Photo
    2 years ago

    Starts near Westlake Village Area, USSEARCH NEARBY
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    9.503 miles
    1784 ft | 1788 ft 
    Space Mountain To Angels Crest
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    With lots of hills, this tough upward climb will provide amazing views of Thousand Oaks and Newbury park, as well as reward you with Ocean views at the turn around point. Starting in Thousand Oaks, as a relatively flat trail, within a mile you will be on the ascent up space Mountain's switchbacks. Climb the switchbacks for just over 2 miles to for the first of two lookout points, with a view of the entire Conejo Valley. Keep going along the ridge of the mountain and cross the fire road to a second but briefer ascent to Angels Crest. On any given day, a complete view of hidden valley and the conejo valley on either side of the mountain make for stunning views. On a particularly clear day, look west to see the Pacific Ocean. The way down space mountain is as technically challenging as the run up is physically difficult. Watch your feet for rocks, uneven terrain and sandy turns. Don't worry about the difficulty, take at any pace for a challenging long run or a scenic walk-jog.
    When you've gotten back to the base of the switch backs, head back to your car for an shorter 6 mile run, or add a valley loop in the connected Los Padres open space to make a 10-miler.
    To get to the upper valley loop, the easier incline up from the Los Robles main trail will take you to the valley loop, a meadow valley in the hills. Finish the loop and move out of the Los Padres trail to your car to finish your run.

    Location: From north of Thousand Oaks, head south on the 101 freeway to the Moorpark road exit in Thousand Oaks. Exit right and drive to the end of Moorpark Road
    From South of Thousand Oaks, take the 101 Northbound and exit Moorpark Road to the Left
    From Moorpark and Simi, take the 23 freeway to the 101 northbound and exit Moorpark Road going left.

    Parking: Parking is free in the Moorpark road parking lot. If the lot is full, take Greenmeadow Ave to an alternate trail head with additional free parking.


    Please be careful to observe all signs for rights of way when following other people's routes, as we cannot guarantee that they do not cross private or hazardous land.

    Please also be considerate and mindful of the interests of local residents when parking and following routes.

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