Los Robles Trail from Potrero

Description: This is a great semi-loop ride with lots of singletrack and switchbacks for your biking enjoyment. It begins with a fun singletrack that starts at the Sycamore Canyon parking area and winds over to the Los Robles Trailhead. Continue on this fun up and down singletrack until you get to the picnic table. There are two BIG hills to conquer (or most likely walk) along the way. Then itís time to catch some thrills as you make your way down the Rosewood Singletrack to Lynn Road. After a short jaunt on the pavement it's onto dirt again. This portion of the trail has a few up and downs. After doing the whoop-do-doo trail, climb up Space Mountain and continue along the Los Robles Trail all the way back to the start.

Ride Statistics

Explanation of technical ratings

Ratings: E3.5, T3.5
Distance: 14.3 miles
Climb: 2800 feet
Descent: 2800 feet

T3 means 'Predominately uneven surfaces & somewhat rocky'

T4 means 'Long segments with rocky and uneven surfaces'

 Directions to the Trailhead (Sycamore - Wendy): Take the 101 Freeway to the Wendy exit in Newbury Park. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south on Wendy until it dead-ends at Potrero Road. Park in the adjacent dirt parking area.

Step

Trail Name
[Trail Number]

Instructions

Leg Details

Total Miles

Dist (miles)

Climb (feet)

Desc (feet)

1

Sycamore-Los Robles Connector [14]

From the Wendy Trailhead, start down the Wendy Connector for about 100 feet, then turn left onto the Sycamore-Los Robles Connector [14], just before the creek crossing

0.6

140

10

0.6

2

Los Robles Trail [1]

Cross Potrero Rd and pick up the Los Robles Trail [1] on the other side. Head uphill, cross the paved access road and continue

1.2

275

170

1.8

4

Los Robles Trail [1]

At the Felton Street Connector, turn right and continue uphill on the Los Robles Trail [1]. You will push your bike up some of the hills on this segment

1.23

570

140

3.0

5

Los Robles - Rosewood Connector

Turn left onto the Los Robles - Rosewood Connector for a very short segment

0.04

15

0

3.1

6

Picnic Table Spur [10]

Turn left onto the Picnic Table Spur [10]

0.07

20

0

3.1

7

Picnic Table Spur [10]

Stop for a rest, a snack, and to enjoy the view. Then turn around and ride back to the Rosewood Trail

0.07

0

20

3.2

8

Rosewood Trail [2]

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

1.5

30

730

4.7

9

Rosewood Trail [2]

At the Regal Oak Trailhead, continue on the trail downhill

0.3

20

90

5.0

10

Lynn Road [S2]

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

0.64

20

20

5.7

11

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

6.0

12

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

6.9

13

Los Robles Trail [1]

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

0.14

20

20

7.0

14

Los Robles Trail [1]

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

0.06

0

30

7.1

15

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

7.1

16

Oak Creek Loop [4, 5]

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

0.35

20

110

7.4

17

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

7.7

18

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

8.0

19

Los Robles Trail [1]

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

0.06

30

0

8.1

20

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

8.2

21

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

9.9

22

Los Robles Trail [1]

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

0.9

100

190

10.8

23

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

11.3

24

Los Robles Trail [1]

At the Los Robles - Rosewood Connector, turn left to continue on the Los Robles Trail [1] and head down the somewhat rutted and loose switchbacks

1.23

140

570

12.5

26

Los Robles Trail [1]

Near the bottom of a steep, loose hill, the Los Robles Trail [1] turns left. The Felton Street Connector is straight ahead; don't go that way! Not far before the end of Los Robles Trail [1], cross a paved access road

1.2

170

275

13.7

27

Sycamore-Los Robles Connector [14]

Cross Potrero Rd and pick up the Sycamore-Los Robles Connector [14] on the other side. This trail joins the Wendy Connector about 100 feet from the trailhead to the right

0.6

10

140

14.3

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