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One of my favorite trails in Simi

Great hike. Not very many people. Nice clean trail (no trash or graffiti). Plenty of street parking.

Great Sunday Hike enjoyed it for sure doing this hike again.

Gorgeous rolling greens trail. Moderate yet muddy when I chose to go last weekend after the rains. Lots of fun off shoots to explore. It was beautiful to see the regrowth coming in since the fires. A total rebirth of the valley. We saw loads of coyotes coming back and looking for meals so think about keeping small dogs on leashes.

Beautiful trail and so many birds to watch on the way. There’s also a cool little koi pond about 800 feet from the start. Great incline and jaw-dropping views.

hiking
17 days ago

nice and easy local trail

So sad that this beautiful place was ravaged by wildfire, but it is still beautiful and interesting. We saw lots of birds of prey and a coyote. We hiked just the loop with 5 kids ages 8-16, and they did great! Only one slightly steep section, the rest was a lovely meander. Bright green new growth makes one section look like Hobbiton. The rest is a bit Desolation of Smaug...

Easy hike, great viewes.

great workout and amazing views.

Loved this hike! It’s definitely a moderate hike that requires some endurance for all the hills. I would not take a beginner here due to the amount of hills that are pretty steep. Moderate to more advanced hikers for this one. I also think there are many ways to enter this hiking trail that allows for more of a flatter trail experience , but I do not know that so well. I’m only giving information based off of entering the hike through O’Melveny Park.

Go to trail close to the house. Great for trail running. Very tame mountain bike trail. Can be hot in the summer...

Great hike that is close and beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely loved this trail. Rated as moderate due to overgrowth, mini creek crossing, and rocks for the first 3 mi or so.
I only came across 3 people on bikes, other than that had the rest of the trail to myself and the animals around.
If you are looking for a trail with scenery change, a little overgrowth, don't mind getting a little muddy, and just want seclusion, then this trail is a great oasis.
Highly recommended.
Wear good shoes!

Love it on Sunday mornings!

A nice workout hike. If you’re looking for a nature getaway there are better local options. Very steep incline on the way up with excellent views of the valley from the top

love this trail. great view once you reach the top.

Kind of a difficult hike, steep uphill, but worth it for the great all around view on top!

hiking
2 months ago

Hi

I always enjoy this hike. Great workout and views!

It is a great hike to do with your family! There are so many great picture places, and the scenery is gorgeous. Be carful of snakes.

nature trips
2 months ago

I love the alder trees here, clean, creek, picnic area, waterfalls, frogs, toads, birds, palm trees, very nice, not so busy

You can have picnics at the first trees, Willow, Pine, Spruce, Alder, Fig, Castor Bean, Cottonwood, and Sycamore

The Trail is a fire road 70% of the canyon, the end takes you up a few hills, dropping down to the best oak forest of the hike, then ending at the Sensoen Street, I saw some tracks going up the meadows past Sensoen Street, I’ll explore it next time, seems to take you up to the waterfall, or something?

The California Tree Frog and the Southern California Black Walnut are very rare, found here, in this Riparian Zone, there were goldfish in the first pond, someone dumped them I guess...

That’s All!!

walking
2 months ago

Decent outing with stream still active even into Fall. Moments of solitude but busy trail near housing and major roads. Moderate only due to some elevation changes but small portions of trail are even paved albeit broken down. Overall a nice nature outing for the area.

hiking
2 months ago

I little disappointed it was overgrown. But the biggest disappointment was all the new construction for housing development.

hiking
4 months ago

I absolutely love this hike! I saw a lot of wildlife, and there is actually an active creek alongside the trail! In a tiny pond near the beginning (starting from the south end of the trail), there are some goldfish in there - I'm pretty sure someone put them there. Aside from that, I saw a coyote, 2 frogs, a raccoon, and an owl, along with the usual rabbits and bats. This hike is absolutely breathtaking, like a little forest in your own backyard :)

This is the best walk on a Sunday. My family and I do this hike twice a month early in the morning. It’s an easy walk with small hills. Depending on your physical activity level the hills are easy. The downside for me is the entrance on Victory has so much dead brush that I worry about fires in the summer.

Great hike your heart rate climbs as you get moving along hikers friendly and helpful
Take plenty of water not much shade in places

Great views after a tough hike.

Great trail, always clean and nice scenery. Just beware snake. It can get hot and there isn't much shade.

nature trips
6 months ago

Dog owners don't pickup after their dogs. There is homeless encampment within the park. Coyotes occasionally seen roaming the area.

I remember I went there few years ago by spot at this area. It was nice and pretty long trails 

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