2017-07-13 / Health & Wellness

Have a look at Lynnmere

THE TRAIL LESS TRAVELED
By Dawn Megli-Thuna


RIDGELINE— Lynnmere Trail in Thousand Oaks offers access to over 3,000 acres of open space. 
DAWN MEGLI-THUNA/Acorn Newspapers RIDGELINE— Lynnmere Trail in Thousand Oaks offers access to over 3,000 acres of open space. DAWN MEGLI-THUNA/Acorn Newspapers This summer series will seek to shed a light on some of the Conejo Valley’s lesser-known trails/hikes.

With its entrances tucked into quiet residential neighborhoods, Lynnmere Trail is one of Thousand Oaks’ best-kept secrets.

The Lynnmere Open Space protects 114 acres of hillsides and a prominent ridgeline which is frequented by deer and other wildlife.

A trail along the ridgeline provides views of Wildwood Park, Mount Clef Ridge and the Conejo Canyons Open Space.

With connections to the Arroyo Conejo Trail and the Wildwood Canyon Trail, the Lynnmere Trail provides access to more than 3,000 acres of open space.

Nestled between the city’s largest open spaces, this hike travels through coastal sage scrub as it gains 300 feet in elevation.

To reach the trail, park at the northwest end of Calle Yucca just north of Calle Salto. Follow the trail uphill as it runs parallel to some residential fencing for short distance.

The trail quickly climbs past the houses and provides sweeping views of Mount Boney, the Santa Monica Mountains and the Santa Rosa Valley.

There is a bench at the summit for a short rest.

Follow the trail until it hits Lynnemere Drive, then reverse direction and return on the same trail.


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