Chumash Trail

MODERATE 34 reviews
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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 1284 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.

4 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

excellent hike. clear trails. I did need my GPS to stay on the trail.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

I love this hike.

mountain biking
3 months ago

For MTBing I'd rate the trail mrore towards the hard side. It's a continuous climb towards the top and in some areas it is fairly steep. IF your fitness levels aren't up to par you will struggle mightily with the climb. The singletrack descent near the top where it meets Rocky Peak Trail is pretty technical and I would rate it as hard. After that the trail widens and it becomes rather easy even for a novice. There's not too many blind corners so you should have ample room to see others on the trail and slow down. The trail is on the side of a mountain so if you go off of it you're going to have a bad time.

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

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.

hiking
8 months ago

9 months ago

Yay

9 months ago

Great trail. Views are phenomenal !

9 months ago

9 months ago

Great

hiking
9 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

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.

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Windy and cold. Great views and lots if hills

1 year ago

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

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