It’s New Map Monday: Los Padres to White Horse Canyon via Los Robles East

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  • Beautiful oak forest at the bottom of Los Padres Trail
  • View of Lake Sherwood with the Sherwood Country Club and Hidden Valley in the distance

This is a strenuous 7.7 mile out-and-back hike with an elevation gain/loss of about 1500 feet. Los Padres Trail leads through a beautiful riparian woodland, then to Los Robles Trail and White Horse Canyon Trail. Just off White Horse Canyon trail is a nice spot to pause for a snack-break overlooking Potrero Road and Lake Sherwood. Return by way of the same trails.

Key Statistics

Popularity: Los Padres Trail is very popular, as is Los Robles. You will probably meet few if any people on White Horse Canyon Trai.
Parking: Free on Los Padres Road.
Distance: 7.7 miles, out and back.
Cumulative Climbing and Descent: 1500’

For all the details including an elevation profile and photos, download the printable full PDF guide.

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