Unexpected Grassland along the trail
Trailhead (watch out for horse manure)
Shaded lower trail
Climb a few mild hills
Overlooking Conejo Valley
The trail would continue up toward a water tank. The grassland is only about a mile from the trailhead. Only about a quarter of a mile into this hike, an alternative switchback trail climbed to the right. I bypassed this to continue straight and when I reached the grassy level, I looped the field in search for an alternative way back. This only lead me back to where I came from, so looks like I will revisit again, possibly two more times, to complete this trail.
Before I reached the trailhead today, I explored the area on my bike. I initially turned left on the first road off Rancho. I think it was called Saddle something. There was a trail at the end of the road so I parked my bike and hiked down 100 feet of elevation over a quarter mile stretch. This eventually lead out to a road (Sundown). These trails are kinda marked on the Los Robles Trail map but because they are not main trails, it's hard to know exactly where you are...
**I still have pics on my phone to update this blog, for some reason they didn't save to my memory card so as soon as i figure that out, I will update the gaps....