China Flats Trail Head and Hike – Oak Park, Conejo Valley
China Flats is one of the best quick hikes to see beautiful views of the Conejo Valley. You can also bike ride too.
China Flats on Yelp
"I love this hike!!!!! There are so many options once you're on it. Everyone you run in to is friendly (most have been hiking it for YEARS!!!) and will help you navigate or plan your trip. You get a good amount of elevation in a short amount of time without it feeling like it's just one steep incline. It's a solid workout for a newbie and old hands can run it and challenge themselves as well. If you are new to hiking, I would not describe this as the absolute easiest, but it is doable. Early morning is my favorite so I can watch the sun come over the mountain and it's too cool for the snakes to be out. If you bring a dog, be mindful of coyotes. I've never seen one, but I have a little dog and I'm warned often. I see tons of bunnies and lizards every time. This is not great for young kids or stroller friendly at all. Most people do not use hiking gear, but if you struggle with balance (the trail is not smooth which is fun) or just prefer, there are people who use trekking poles. Coming down does take some coordination, but as you become familiar it gets easier. There are a number of people who run it and make it look easy. It still challenges me. There are a couple steeper inclines, but it's a nice mix for when you need the break. Enjoy!!!"
- Dani R.