Space Mountain to the Beach & BBQ

Description: This is a one-way ride all the way to the beach. You'll need to have a car parked at the end to shuttle you back to the start. Start off your adventure with a moderate climb up the Space Mountain singletrack. At the top, continue across the Los Robles singletrack to the picnic table. Take a break and take in the view, then continue on out to Potrero Road and onto the connector trail that leads to Big Sycamore Canyon Road. Descend down into the canyon, then take Sin Nombre over to Sage and make the climb up to the water tower. From there itís a fast and fun descent down Wood Canyon. Then itís another climb up to the top via Guadalasca. Ride the fireroad over to Backbone and enjoy another great decent. Then itís an easy ride on the main fireroad to the beach. Once at the beach, kick back and have a barbecue!

Ride Statistics

Explanation of technical ratings

Ratings: E5, T3.5
Distance: 25 miles
Climb: 3400 feet
Descent: 4400 feet

T3 means 'Predominately uneven surfaces & somewhat rocky'

T4 means 'Long segments with rocky and uneven surfaces'

 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 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

4.8

8

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!

1.2

170

275

6.0

10

Sycamore-Los Robles Connector [14]

Not far before Potrero, cross a paved access road, then 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

0.6

10

140

6.6

11

Wendy Connector Single Track [2]

Turn left at Wendy Connector Single Track [2], cross the creekbed and continue

0.27

30

20

6.9

12

Wendy Connector Single Track [2]

At the steep uphill Wendy-Satwiwa Connector Trail, bear left and continue on Wendy Connector Single Track [2]

0.33

60

20

7.2

13

Wendy Connector Single Track [2]

At Satwiwa Loop Connector, bear left and continue on Wendy Connector Single Track [2]

0.3

0

80

7.5

14

Sycamore Canyon Road [1]

At Sycamore Canyon Road [1], make a sharp left onto the paved Sycamore Canyon Road [1]

0.18

13

0

7.7

15

Sycamore Canyon Road [1]

Pass around the gate, and at Satwiwa Loop trail, continue straight on Sycamore Canyon Road [1]

0.31

60

15

8.0

16

Sycamore Canyon Road [1]

At Boney Mtn Trail at the top of the hill, continue downhill on Sycamore Canyon Road [1]

0.8

0

380

8.8

17

Sycamore Canyon Road [1]

At Bridge & Upper Sycamore Trail, cross the bridge and continue on Sycamore Canyon Road [1]

0.3

10

60

9.1

18

Sycamore Canyon Road [1]

At Hidden Pond Trail Connector, continue straight on Sycamore Canyon Road [1]

0.55

45

90

9.6

19

Ranch Center Road [3]

At Ranch Center Road [3], bear right onto the paved Ranch Center Road [3], then cross a bridge

0.4

70

25

10.0

20

Sin Nombre Trail [4]

At Sin Nombre Trail [4], turn left onto the Sin Nombre Trail [4] single track

0.06

0

10

10.1

21

Sin Nombre Trail [4]

At Art's Trail, bear left, continuing on Sin Nombre Trail [4]

0.85

70

210

10.9

22

Sin Nombre Trail [4]

At Sin Nombre Connector, turn right and continue on Sin Nombre Trail [4]

0.2

30

10

11.1

23

Ranch Center Fire Road [6]

At Sycamore Canyon Road, turn right up Ranch Center Fire Road [6]

0.04

20

0

11.2

24

Sage Trail [5]

At Sage Trail [5], turn right up the Sage Trail [5] single track

0.4

190

0

11.6

25

Sage Trail [5]

At Art's Trail, bear left and continue up Sage Trail [5] to the top

0.3

160

0

11.9

26

Ranch Center Road [3]

At Ranch Center Road [3], turn left onto the paved Ranch Center Road [3]

0.71

70

50

12.6

27

Ranch Center Road [3]

At Water Tower, continue downhill on the paved Ranch Center Road [3]

0.4

0

220

13.0

28

Wood Canyon Trail [7]

Make two sharp left turns onto the dirt Wood Canyon Trail [7]

1.3

40

190

14.3

29

Guadalasca Trail

Turn right up Guadalasca Trail, all the way to the top

2.5

880

50

16.8

30

North Overlook Fire Road

At North Overlook Fire Road, turn left for another short climb before starting to descend

1.3

60

300

18.1

31

Overlook Fire Road

At the bottom of North Overlook Fire Road, with Hell Hill on the left and La Jolla Canyon Fire Road on the right, continue straight onto Overlook Fire Road for a short distance

0.06

20

0

18.1

32

Wood Canyon Vista Trail (Backbone) [13]

Turn right onto Wood Canyon Vista Trail (Backbone) [13] and follow it to the bottom

1.8

20

750

19.9

33

Sycamore Canyon Road [1]

At the dirt Sycamore Canyon Road [1], turn right towards the beach

1.8

50

180

21.7

34

Sycamore Canyon Road [1]

Pass Serrano Canyon Trail on the left and continue straight on Sycamore Canyon Road [1]

0.3

0

20

22.0

35

Sycamore Canyon Road [1]

Pass Fireline Trail on the right and continue straight on Sycamore Canyon Road [1]

0.35

20

35

22.4

36

Sycamore Canyon Road [1]

Pass Overlook Fire Road on the right and continue straight on Sycamore Canyon Road [1]

0.42

0

30

22.8

37

Sycamore Canyon Road [1]

Pass through the gate into the campground to Pacific Crest Highway. Cross the highway to get to the beach

0.36

0

20

23.2

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