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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
27 days 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 

Loved this trail but I guess I didn’t make it to the end so next time I’ll come back with hubby so we both finish it love it will be coming back ❤️

nice area. you can ride your bike, run if you like to run some trails like i do or just hike. there's not much shade so the sun will be a factor..

nature trips
1 month ago

I love it is really close to my house

Great hike. For beginners it will be challenging. Uphill mostly. Might be challenging for small kids. Great hike for moderate hikers. Great practice for backpacking.

on Porter Ranch Trails

hiking
1 month ago

A quick hike and good for families and kids. Even kids around 3 or 4 can also walk most of it. Has some shade along the way. Try and avoid windy and hot days. Most of the time hikers leave they dogs off the leash so watch for it when going with young kids.

This trail is definitely 'Hard' per rating. We took the trail southbound (from Simi to Victory), and so glad we did. The north half of the trail is predominated by a mix of grade hills, up and down, and to do that climb on the back half of our trail would have been even harder.

There are some good views, including some over the shoulder views of the old rocket facilities. A little bit of the trail was overgrown with fox tails (which isn't surprising now June). Per an earlier comment the best views are more than 3 miles in from both ends.

I enjoyed this hike for it's pure challenge and it had some nice sights, but I'm not going to give it a high score for lack of return on investment:l I've hiked on others in the greater LA that I would prefer (Upper Rustic Garapito Loop Trail, Dawn Mine and Sunset Trail Loop, are both shorter but with much better views). Travel time was approx 6 hours for us.


Notes:
Parking on the Simi side was a bit of a pain, as all the nearby areas are private property, so we parked half mile away in some residential.
It was mid 80s and shade is spotty and almost non-existent the north half. My buddy drank 3L of water and I 4.5L; come prepared. Probably because of the warm weather, we only saw four other people on the trail but confident none of them were through the whole of this trail.

nice trail. easy walk.. will come back next time for a run.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Fun basic trail that is great for beginners. There are sections with rock obstacles which are tunneled within trees. Great views too. Recommend bringing more than 24oz of water/sport drink during the heat. Popular trail for the horse riding Agoura neighborhood.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice 4 miles with a loop. Pretty views. Lots of wildflowers and birds. But also a lot of BEES, bikers, and lizards. Went late morning on a Sunday and saw only a handful of other hikers. No parking lot, just a dirt pull out, and No port-o-johns.

Great for dogs

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail for kids

I love the rivers ! Beautiful scenery too I was really impressed with this trail with the easy access and location yet I felt like I was away in a forrest somewhere else.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Rattlesnakes are out in full force now. My son had a baby one cross the trail right in front of his bike

Went off the main paths and traversed some steep hills. Did not make it to the caverns but will definitely return.

hiking
3 months ago

Trail runs along a creek, best seen in the winter. Many open and shady areas.

Great hike & workout. Uphill the entire way; there’s an “easy” trail and a “hard” one. Great time to see wild flowers and beautiful views of the valley, Santa Monica Mountains, and far off in the distance downtown LA.

The last hill is very steep, but not long. Excellent views.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful gem of a trail! Not much elevation gain.

hiking
4 months ago

There wasn't a waterfall, but if you like lizards, this is the trail for you!

Wide trail, plenty of room for hikers and riders. Rolling hills with low grade climbs.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views! Was insanely windy when I went which made it slightly more adventurous. But very easy hike, not too many inclines.

hiking
4 months ago

As someone else said, I ended up missing the loop and going towards a housing area a couple of miles down. Since It had rained I came upon a gnarly mud pit that almost took me out

hiking
4 months ago

This trial was awesome after the rain!! Everything was super green and not to many people. Which I enjoyed

hiking
4 months ago

Great views of Valley and Downtown on a clear day. Hike is fun an with options of making your hike strenuous or moderate.

Went after rain. wide trails, peaceful, some coyote pack sighting.

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