Living in Ventura County is great because we are right in between two major metro areas yet still enjoy the tranquility of rural farming, beaches, and mountains. Although the area is growing at a steady pace, there are still so many maintained natural areas to explore.
Wildwood Regional Park is located in Thousand Oaks. It’s a short drive from where I live and I’ve hiked the area twice now. What’s great about this park is the variety of trails available, you can customize your hike based on your skill level and time available. It’s like a choose your own adventure book, but in real life!
Hikers, bicyclists, and horseback riders can all enjoy the trails together. Wildwood features two waterfalls, picnic areas, and lots of wildlife. On this last visit we spied a roadrunner darting in and out of the shrubbery. Other wildlife you might come across includes mountain lions, bob cats, mule deer, and coyotes.
If you want to learn more about Wildwood Regional Park visit their website here.