Chumash Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Simi Valley, California 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.
excellent hike. clear trails. I did need my GPS to stay on the trail.
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!