Wildwood Regional Park, Thousand Oaks

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Wildwood Regional Park is a suburban regional park in the western Simi Hills and Conejo Valley, in Ventura County, California. It is located in western Thousand Oaks, northern Newbury Park, and southern Moorpark.The park consists of, and is connected to adjacent open-space areas comprising an additional. The park is operated by the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA).HistoryWildwood Regional Park was home to the Chumash people for more than 8,000 years − before it became a part of the Rancho El Conejo Spanish land grant in 1803, during the colonial Alta California era.Sheep and cattle grazed the area for much of the 19th- and early 20th century. It was also used as a movie ranch for the Hollywood film industry from the 1930s through the 1960s. Various wild west movies were filmed here, such as Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier,Spartacus, Gunsight Ridge, the Grapes of Wrath, Duel in the Sun and Wuthering Heights. Television series were also filmed here, such as Bonanza, Dodge City, Gunsmoke, the Rifleman, Flaming Star, the Big Valley and Wagon Train, as well as films The park is still occasionally utilized as a filming location for contemporary TV-series and commercials.
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  • Wildwood has a variety of trails. Being from Florida and visiting family in TO, we enjoyed the Paradise Falls loop one day. Another day we started from the parking lot near the main road and took off ...  more »
  • We love to hike here. Many different trails and sights. Never disappointing. It can get crowded and you actually can take a trail all the way to PCH. Will be back.  more »
  • There are numerous hiking trails, of varying degrees of difficulty. The park is most enjoyable on week days and in early morning or before dusk. It can get very crowded on weekends and especially holi...  more »
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  • WOW!! What a hidden gem to enjoy and respect in Thousand Oaks. Incredible diversity in different terrains, topography and environments in such a Compact in manageable hiking space! Paradise Falls, Indian cave and so many riverside hikes are fabulous for the family.
  • It's my backyard I love the wildlife that live in there. This is real these peacocks come out once or twice every two weeks and walk down our street. Very cool Now the tarantula's on the other hand me no like! Lol but they want nothing to do with you if you just ignore them. This dude here strolled right in the backyard from Wildwood park and left as soon as we saw him
  • Great hike location! Opportunity to see waterfalls. DOG FRIENDLY!!! Family of all ages Friendly. Nice 30 minutes in and 30 minutes out to the falls. WE LOVE it!
  • Excellent place for hiking, biking, running and picnicking. Beautiful waterfalls as well!
  • This park offers many paths to take and is good for all ages. I suggest going up to the ridge to look at the views on either side. Love this place! Great place to bring the sketchbook and watercolors.

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