Potrero Ridge Trail
A short hike in the Thousand Oaks/ Newbury Park area. I had hiked part of this trail on my Tarantula Hill hike but didn’t finish it. The two maps I had were not accurate but I soon figured out where I went wrong. On this day I completed the trail.
Photo 1 – There are two views that stand out on this trail – one of Boney Mountain in Point Mugu State Park and one of Conejo Mountain. Here is Boney Mountain. Photos 2 and 3 – I hiked up to the big water tank next to the trail. I walked around the back for better views and found this marker.
Another mountain I have hiked previously – Conejo Mountain.
Photo 1 – Looking west toward Dos Vientos Open Space. Photo 2 – I continue on Potrero Ridge Trail. Soon I had to cross Reino Road below and switchback up that backwards “Z” shown on the hill across the way.
Here’s where I became confused last time. At the water treatment plant, there is not a trail that goes straight down the hill as was indicated on the map I used. I had to make a sharp right turn there and head east for a while. The trail will brought me to the top of the cul-de-sac shown below.
I started up the second leg of Potrero Ridge Trail. Through the brush, I spotted a pond below.
Photo 1 – In the foreground, Mount Clef Ridge of Wildwood Park comes into view. Photo 2 – The green patch in the middle of the picture is Dos Vientos Community Park, where I parked for my Conejo Mountain hike.
On my way back – Another shot of Conejo Mountain
Another shot of Boney Mountain