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Hill Canyon to Wildwood and Box Canyon Loop

Route map for Hill Canyon To Wildwood And Box Canyon Loop by Josh Spiker on plotaroute.com

Description: A long run that will give you a feeling of accomplishment, this loop starts in the Santa Rosa valley and takes you through Thousand Oaks. This combo wide trail and hard surface run starts with easy rolling hills for the first three miles. You then have a nice climb as the run goes first through the Wildwood and Hill Canyons. After going up a short hill you'll enjoy a few miles on the streets of Thousand Oaks before getting back on the trails of the Wildwood open space to head back towards Santa Rosa. A long, rolling section of hills before you hit the downhills of Box Canyon, to the right of Lizard Rock. 
The loop ends by going down Box canyon, a quick block around a neighborhood and you'll be heading back through the open fields toward your car. Dogs are permitted on leash. There is no restroom at the start. You will encounter a portable restroom at the Wildwood parking area.

Route Notes: Do not go over the pretty bridge at the start. Instead you will be running for just over a mile on the paved Hill Canyon Fire Road towards the sewage plant. The first trail is Wildwood Canyon Trail which you will stay on until you get to Tepee Trail at mile 2. If you miss Tepee Trail don't worry because you will once again join Wildwood Canyon Trail which you will take to Los Flores Trail. This trail end on a street that will take you to Lynn Road where you will turn left and go to Avenido de los Arboles and you will turn left and go to the end of the street where you will encounter the parking area for Wildwood. From there take the Mesa Trail to Box Canyon Trail.

How to get there: From Northern Ventura County, take the 101 freeway south to Pleasant Valley exit. Exit to your left, going towards Santa Rosa Valley. Take Santa Rosa Valley Road to Hill Canyon Road.
From South of Thousand Oaks, Take the 101 to the 23 freeway north, and exit the 23 at the Olsen Road Exit. Take Olsen to Moorpark Road and turn right onto Moorpark. Take Moorpark until it turns into Santa Rosa Road, and continue along Santa Rosa until you meet Hill Canyon Road.
From Moorpark and Simi: Take the 118 to the 23 Freeway, exit the 23 at Olsen Road in Thousand Oaks. Follow above directions

Parking: Free parking is available at the trail head of Hill Canyon.

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