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.
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.
I love this hike.
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.
Steep but phenomenal lookouts! Periodic benches to sit, catch your breath, and take in the view. Love it!
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.
Great trail. Views are phenomenal !
Great hike. A little deserted at times except for the bikers.
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.
Windy and cold. Great views and lots if hills
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.
Enjoyed hiking this trail. Be ready for bicyclists. They sometimes come in groups.
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.
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.