It's weird that this trail is rated Hard when Chumash is rated moderate and that is the most difficult aspect . The actual Las Llajas trail is a very wide fireroad of moderate incline. You'll approach a fork in the road about 3.5 miles in. To the left is private property so you must head to the right up the semi paved road. This is where the trail starts a steeper ascent. Still a wide fireroad up until you connect to Rocky Peak. Scenery is quite nice and affords views of the Santa Clarita valley.
There is more to this trail than just the loop! I did the steam shovel hike. 1.5 hour hike to steam shovel. 1.5 miles back. 3 hours total. Look for shells on the mountain! Bring lots of water! The view at the top is amazing! How did that steam shovel get up there???!!! Careful not to turn an ankle on loose rocks. Someone should mark the tiny trail that takes you up the mountain! It's a hard trail to find if you have never been there before. Leave before sunset or you will be walking home in the dark!!!