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easy hike. great for quick trip to nature

hiking
1 day ago

Definitely MODERATE, not easy. Very pretty but lots of rocks so watch your step!!

trail running
6 days ago

Great workout! Quite steep going uphill and going left at the T intersection. Bring lots of water and bug repellant. I was swating mosquitos the whole time. Still got bit 27 times!
The only reason I don’t give it a 5 star is there’s no facilities at the trailhead and parking is really limited. Fortunately most people don’t stay that long. Also, it’s quite popular on weekend mornings so the trail can get pretty crowded.
The view at the peak is spectacular!

fantastic challenge and scenery. good amount of wildlife and bouldering fun.

hiking
21 days ago

Spectacular views. Hike is rigorous due to the steepness going up. Return hike is all down hill. I recommend hiking shoes and poles would be helpful. Bring plenty of water with you.

Strenuous but relatively short climb (1 mile from PCH trailhead to flagpole.) great views. However, the mosquitoes are fierce, especially early - we started ~7am to avoid heat and even used DEET but still came away with lots of bug bites. So it’s a toss-up in the summer....heat vs bites. Consider going when sun has hit hill and fewer mosquitos are out, may help.

on Mugu Peak Trail

26 days ago

Fun hike, many mosquitoes though.

Challenging but amazing view of ocean and many towns from top!

Where the trail ends the real fun starts : boulder jumping and climbing, canyoneering....

Strenuous hike for sure . 4.5 miles uphill towards the top and then 4.5 down steep path. Past Danielson Monument it gets a little rugged, loose rocks and narrow path/trenches . Make sure to leave very early and bring lots of water as it is an unshaded hike for the most part. Also lots of branches as the trail is not maintained so be prepared for some scratches. Hardest hike I’ve done but worth it for the view.

This was a fantastic hike with great views. I hike up this trail and come down the Las Llajas trail, which makes a roughly 9.5 mile loop. Great for a good calorie burn. Bring water.

You can hike this trail a couple of different ways. At the trailhead you’ll start up a moderately steep incline. Eventually you’ll come to a fork. If you hike this loop counter clockwise, it snakes back and forth up the incline gradually. If you want a real challenge, hike the loop CLOCKWISE. It’s much more rewarding to basically crawl vertically to the top of the point. Once at the top, stop and stay a while. We hiked down continuing clockwise, which was gorgeous as well. Talk about views. Take plenty of water.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail with lots of great places to stop and admire nature! I would rate it a "medium" instead of "easy" since it's mostly uphill/downhill. We will definitely be hiking here again!

Great views but it’s a hard trail

The view is so amazing.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a good moderate steady uphill climb with great views of Simi Valley and the San Fernando Valley. Just note that when you get to the first fork, head left rather than right to continue up the trail. I had veered right and there are a few scrambly climbs and a viewpoint and beautiful plateau like area with wildflowers, but to continue the trail, go left.

There were a surprising number of people on the trail for a weekday evening and everyone was quite friendly and seemed like experienced because no one seemed taxed.

I started the hike in the evening around 6.20 and wanted to get back before dark so I did not make it all the way to the top, so I definitely am coming back. Surprisingly, other people were starting up the trail around 7.40 so I would love to hear what their experience was like starting the climb an hour before dark!

Like others said, it's a challenging hike. Most of the trail is exposed, with the exception of a small piece when you pass the Danielson monument and before the manzanitas. I did this on a hot sunny day, so I would recommend it on a cool overcast day or in dry winter times, although it was chilly at the peak. The trail is also not that well maintained, but it's worth it with the view at the top.

mountain biking
1 month ago

awesome and adrenaline pumping

hiking
2 months ago

My group hiked this on 6/14. We began the trail from a turnout on a the highway instead of the circle x ranch entrance. We began around 12:30am and we made it to the grotto around 2:00am, the hike back was pretty fast. We made it back to our cars around 3:30am. This route added 1mile each way to the trail. SkyHighHikingGroup. We get together and hike at night. For all the busy bodys and late night owls. We are based in Los Angeles. Great hike, good workout. There was water in the grotto, hike was easy but the return did make most of us break a sweat. Recommend.

hiking
2 months ago

This hike is great for a quick workout, with spectacular views as the payoff. I hike this trail at least once a month and the views from the top never get old.

hiking
2 months ago

awesome

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail for 80+ degree weather! Shaded and very scenic. Only went 2.5 miles given timeframe after work and daylight. Definitely want to go back!

This hike was awesome! Seriously there’s so many different trails I’d have to come back several times to try them all out. Bring plenty of water & have fun!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail, it did get a bit confusing at times with following the path but with a little bit of exploring I found some red arrows painted on the rock floor, did this hike in about 80° weather and on my own, felt safe and it was pretty enjoyable to see how the path follows on rock for a bit.

hiking
2 months ago

Not a beginner’s hike due to its steep hillside but overall a very beautiful, scenic and enjoyable hike!!

This trail is amazing!! ocean view the entire way!! Our kids 8, 11 and 13 did great!! It was challenge for all of us and we are very fit and active family! Got there at 8:30am was packed when we finished! Keep to right and it's extended the trail and alot less crowded!

Very intermediate hiking area with such a great view and beautiful workout for your legs and body ! Just be careful with the stalking snake’s on the trail, I’ve ran into snakes lately this week !

hiking
2 months ago

Great View of the ocean. Can be a little steep, not as easy as it looks.

2 months ago

Great hike. But it didn’t feel like an easy one. There’s lots of climbing towards the end to get to the grotto

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