Space Mountain/Rosewood

Description: This is a fun loop ride with lots of singletrack and switchbacks for your biking enjoyment. Start with a singletrack climb up Space Mountain, then continue along the Los Robles Trail to the picnic table. Then itís time to catch some thrills down the Rosewood Singletrack to Lynn Road. After a short jaunt on pavement, it's back on dirt Spring Canyon Trail. This portion of the ride has a few ups and downs and connects with the whoop-de-doo trail that leads back to the cars.

Ride Statistics

Explanation of technical ratings

Ratings: E3, T3
Distance: 8.2 miles
Climb: 1500 feet
Descent: 1500 feet

T3 means 'Predominately uneven surfaces & somewhat rocky'

 Directions to the Trailhead (Space Mountain): Take the 101 Freeway to the Moorpark Road exit in Thousand Oaks. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Take Moorpark till it dead-ends at Greenmeadow Avenue and park in the dirt lot on the right.

Step

Trail Name
[Trail Number]

Instructions

Leg Details

Total Miles

Dist (miles)

Climb (feet)

Desc (feet)

1

Los Robles Trail [1]

From the Green Meadow trailhead, go through the gate and bear right at the fork about 0.1 miles in

0.3

40

10

0.3

2

Los Robles Trail [1]

At Oak Creek Loop Connector continue straight on the Los Robles Trail [1]

0.06

30

0

0.4

3

Los Robles Trail [1]

At Los Robles East/West Split bear right, up and then downhill, on Los Robles Trail [1]

0.14

20

20

0.5

4

Los Robles Trail [1]

At the Bottom of Space Mountain, turn left up the hill. Los Robles Trail [1] turns into a single track at this point

1.65

690

100

2.2

5

Los Robles Trail [1]

At the Top of Space Mountain, take a break to enjoy the view, then continue on

0.9

100

190

3.1

6

Los Robles Trail [1]

Cross the Ventu Park Fire Road and continue on Los Robles Trail [1] single track on the other side

0.5

150

10

3.6

7

Los Robles - Rosewood Connector

Turn right onto the Los Robles - Rosewood Connector for a very short distance

0.04

15

0

3.6

8

Picnic Table Spur [10]

Turn left onto the Picnic Table Spur [10]

0.07

20

0

3.7

9

Picnic Table Spur [10]

At the Picnic Table, have a snack and enjoy the view. On a clear day you can see the Channel Islands. Then turn around and go back towards Rosewood Trail

0.07

0

20

3.7

10

Rosewood Trail [2]

Continue straight onto the Rosewood Trail [2] for a long downhill (after a very short climb)

1.5

30

730

5.2

11

Rosewood Trail [2]

At the Regal Oak Trailhead, continue on the trail downhill

0.3

20

90

5.5

12

Lynn Road [S2]

Turn right onto Lynn Road [S2] for a bit of a cruise on the street

0.64

20

20

6.2

13

Heavenly Valley Rd [S3]

Turn right and climb up the paved Heavenly Valley Rd [S3], turning left at the top and riding the short distance to Spring Canyon Trailhead

0.3

110

0

6.5

14

Spring Canyon Trail [3]

From the McKnight Rd Trailhead, continue on the Spring Canyon Trail [3] fire road to the Bottom of Space Mountain

0.9

140

120

7.4

15

Los Robles Trail [1]

At the Bottom of Space Mountain, continue straight onto the Los Robles Trail [1] fire road

0.14

20

20

7.5

16

Los Robles Trail [1]

At the Los Robles East/West Split, go straight down the hill and continue straight

0.06

0

30

7.6

17

Los Robles - Oak Creek Loop Connector

At the Los Robles - Oak Creek Loop Connector, turn left downhill for a very very short distance to Oak Creek Loop

0

0

0

7.6

17

Oak Creek Loop [4, 5]

At Oak Creek Loop [4, 5], turn right onto the Whoop-De-Doo section

0.35

20

110

7.9

18

Greenmeadow Avenue [S1]

At the paved Greenmeadow Avenue [S1], turn right to get to Moorpark Rd and Los Robles Trail trailhead

0.3

60

0

8.2

This page was generated on January 22, 2006