Chumash Trail

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Chumash Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Simi Valley, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

5.3 miles 1108 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Great vistas of the city below, interesting sandstone formations, beautiful Red Dead Redemption views and sounds. Look for snakes, lizards and few people on trail. No shade ever. This is a pleasant hike, particularly during the spring when the hills are green and wildflowers are out. Be forewarned that the trail is a sustained uphill trek. There are several spectacular vistas where you can look out over the city of Simi Valley and on a clear day you can even see the Channel Islands. It's not unusual to see hawks circling above and even a deer once in a great while. This trail is also used by mountain bikers so keep a heads up for the speedy downhill riders.


1 month ago

hiking

Steep but phenomenal lookouts! Periodic benches to sit, catch your breath, and take in the view. Love it!


4 months ago

hiking

This is a nice trail with nice views at the top. There is no shade so in the summer early morning or late afternoon hiking is recommended.


4 months ago

hiking


5 months ago

Yay


5 months ago

Great trail. Views are phenomenal !


5 months ago


5 months ago

Great


6 months ago

hiking

Great hike. A little deserted at times except for the bikers.


6 months ago

hiking

Easier hiking option or steeper trail both take you one mile to top of hill to a bench. Great views nice wider trail with mile markers. Maybe a bit too steep for young kids and older non experienced hikers but definitely still considered an easy hike just west of rocky peak trails. Right next to the trail there is a paved road that will take you to a water tank easiest walk but not as nature pretty.


6 months ago


7 months ago

hiking

Windy and cold. Great views and lots if hills


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9 months ago


11 months ago

hiking

Beautiful views! My favorite part is hiking along the ridge-line. Very satisfying coming back down and you get great views almost the whole way.


1 year ago


2 years ago

hiking

Enjoyed hiking this trail. Be ready for bicyclists. They sometimes come in groups.


2 years ago

mountain biking

This is a very technical ride imo. very rewarding at the top and an awesome view of the valley below... not alot of people on the trail today which made for a fast decent.


2 years ago

mountain biking

Within the first 100' I was in my gg and sucking wind. The climb is steady and somewhat technical. The peak of each climb is tuff..over the bars. The dh is fast and fun..be careful, the rocks and ruts could throw an inexperienced rider if you're not careful. good trail..Chumash-1...me-0. see you next time.


2 years ago

hiking

I have reviewed this trail before, and it is always interesting... great views & varied, unique topography. This time Chumash was the last leg of a 10-mile hike that started on Devil's Canyon at the top of Topanga on the SFV side. Gonna do it again in a couple weeks. Not an easy walk but well worth the trek. (took about 5 hrs at a casual pace.)


2 years ago

hiking

I was confused. I got to the end of Chumash trail and there was nothing to see... so I just kept going till I got to the complete top. I think I combined it with something else? It ended up being 8 miles. It had decent views.