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Hike Wildwood Canyon Overlook Trail Near Camarillo

Two Hikers at Wildwood Canyon Overlook Trail in Camarillo there are big mountain views

Searching for a new point of view in 2022? Sometimes all you have to do is look inland! The farm-to-table agricultural landscape around Camarillo delights with vineyards, lush canyons, and craggy mountains. For a hike combining a trifecta of these views, head to Wildwood Canyon Overlook Trail.

Hikers at the Camarillo Wildwood Canyon Overlook Trail in Ventura County

Hikers taking in the big mountain panoramic views at Wildwood Canyon Overlook Trail in Ventura County

This area was home to the Chumash for thousands of years. The Mediterranean climate supports diverse plant and animal life, including an important wildlife corridor for bobcats, mountain lions, and mule deer. A 3-mile moderate loop hike goes up and through vast open space with oak woodlands, sage scrub, and chaparral.

Hikers doing a loop hike at Canyon Overlook Trail at Wildwood Canyon Regional Park near Camarillo

Start at the Canyon Overlook Trail for a quick ascent, enjoying early views of the Arroyo Conejo stream below. Within a mile, spectacular mountain views abound in combination with the dramatic canyon below. Cut across a ridge trail and gain big views of Thousand Oaks before plateauing at Lizard Rock, a nice spot for a break that includes a stellar panorama of Ventura County. The descent keeps offering huge views—including Camarillo’s charm-land.

Hikers at Lizard Rock in Camarillo Wildwood Canyon

Wineries: Post-hike plan for wine tasting. Camarillo’s Wine Trail is a fun way to swirl through an afternoon visiting family-owned wineries for a down-to-earth tasting experience.

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