It’s Wonderful Way Wednesday in Wildwood: Stagecoach Bluff – Lizard Rock Loop

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Easy hike of 2.8 miles round trip
Rugged volcanic rock on Stagecoach Bluff. The trail is a real challenge for mountain bikers; many use the much easier Mesa Trail instead
View of Wildwood Mesa, Elliott Mountain, Hawk Canyon and the Western Plateau from Lizard Rock
Fields of shooting star wildflowers in the spring


This is an easy 2.8 mile round trip, with a total elevation gain/loss of about 540 ft. From the Arboles dirt parking area, take Mesa Trail to N. Tepee Trail to Stagecoach Bluff Trail. Follow Stagecoach Bluff Trail until it re-connects with Mesa Trail. Turn left and continue up to Lizard Rock for great views of Wildwood Park, Conejo Valley and Santa Rosa Valley. Return by way of Mesa Trail.

For a slightly longer route, park by the tennis courts at the Wildflower Playfield and take the tunnel under Arboles to connect to the west end of the Mesa Trail by way of Moonridge Trail.

Key Statistics

Distance: 2.8 mile loop
Cumulative Climbing and Descent: 450’. Most of the climbing is to the top of Lizard Rock.
Popularity: Wildwood Mesa Trail and North Teepee Trail are very popular. The rugged Stagecoach Bluff Trail is less popular.
Parking: Free at the end of Avenida De Los Arboles and at the tennis courts in Wildflower Neighborhood Park.

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

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