One of the great things about living in the 805 is the abundance of parks and hiking trails. Even though I have lived in the area pretty much my entire life, I have only just recently discovered how many great areas there are to hike. It’s a little overwhelming to me, actually. Last week we mentioned Hill Canyon in Camarillo and this week we are highlighting Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa Park in Newbury Park.
Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa in Newbury Park is home to a wealth of hiking, biking, and horse trails. The main entrance is at the cross street of Via Goleta and Potrero Road and there is another trailhead entrance off Wendy Drive at Potrero Road.
We brought our sweet doggie Matix with us and decided to hike to the waterfall (although it wasn’t much of a waterfall due to the lack of rain, but it was still beautiful!). The hike was 3.75 miles round trip, and took us just over an hour. You can also hike to the Hidden Valley Overlook, Danielson Monument, Boney Mountain Peak and even hike the 8 miles to the ocean along the historic Sycamore Canyon Trail! I feel like this park alone would take me a year to explore!
After reading more about this park I realized how full of history it is, once home to Native Americans and local ranchers. You can visit the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center on the weekends from 9am-5pm to learn more about the heritage of this amazing park.
What are your favorite hikes in the area? Please let us know by posting in the comments below! You just may see a post of your fave hiking spot! #spreadthelove