Exploring Wildwood Park Thousand Oaks California (Video Blog)
Looking for something to do near Simi Valley that is healthy and inexpensive? Then get out your hiking shoes a knapsack, a couple bottles of water and your digital camera and your ready for some fun. Wildwood Regional Park is located at the end of Avenida de Los Arboles off Lynn Road. The park and trails are maintained, well marked and in regular use by area residents.
The Trail Head at the parking lot has maps and you can drive you car in to the park via fire roads. There is a visitors center inside the park with a small amphitheater for groups. I drive enough every day so I hiked in from the parking lot. Dogs are permitted if on leashes. There are no trash can in the park so you need to take out what you bring in.
The spring is supposed to be a great time to see the park when the wild flowers are in bloom, I plan to get back next year to see the bloom first hand.
This is a large open space area and encounters with wildlife are possible. Rattle Snakes are my primary concern on the smaller trails; mountain lion and bobcat are native to the area as well. However the animals probably do not come around during the day much as the park has plenty of runners, hikers, mountain bikers and visitors that would scare them away.
View Larger Map