It’s New Map Monday in Dos Vientos: Prickly Pear Trail

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  • Very easy hike of only 1.1 miles
  • Other trails are nearby if you want to take a longer route
  • Prickly Pear Trail is one of the segments of the 2023 Conejo Open Space Challenge (; colored green on the map)


This is a very short hike – a lollipop hike. Park at Del Prado Playfields and walk about 0.2 miles to the trailhead. The ‘handle’ part of the lollipop is fairly level but it gets hilly when you get to the loop part of the lollipop. If this route is too short, you can take the decomposed granite (DG) pathways along the roadside to El Cerro and Las Brisas Trails to the south-west, or El Encanto Trail to the north-east.

Key Statistics

Distance: 1.1 miles
Cumulative Climbing and Descent: About 200’
Popularity: The Dos Vientos trails are popular, especially with people who live nearby, so you can expect to encounter others on your visit.
Parking: Free at Del Prado Playfields

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

For complete details on this trail guide and other new ones, go to


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