Fantastic views reaching all the way out to the channel islands on a clear day. Couldn't quite make it to the top because a small heard of cows with calfs parked it right on the trail near the top.

Also not too thrilled about parking for $5.. but alas, it is what it is.

This trail is a hike. It a good incline to the top. But the views no picture can capture, you have to see for yourself. If you reach the top you can see all the way to the ocean! You also pass the 88/Nike Missile site from the Cold War. You will see cows and steer off the trail. As you get off the freeway and make your way there do not be deterred from the signs that say private bridge or area your are going to a public park your ok just take the road to the end ( it ends at the park ) there is a $5.00 fee but worth it.... enjoy

trail running
4 months ago

To be fair, I wasn’t able to actually run the trail, so the score is for the views alone. And minus points for not being able to actually run it. The guard posted near the parking said there was filming going on ahead, and that SWAT was doing drills as well. But the views were amazing...There’s a lot of new construction going on just north of the 118. I didn’t see anywhere to pull off on the side of the road and park either, like the reviews state.
And parking is $5.
Would like to return and explore the area. Just have to remember my 5 bucks.

Many years ago i found Indian artifacts (Chumash Indians) and fossils (small Great White teeth) in Browns canyon. You cannot access these areas unless you hike off the trail. No obvious trails leading there so exploration is a big part of this hike. They are found in specific areas. Not just laying around.

hiking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

This is a walk/hike on a largely newly paved truck road. The parking lot at the start indicates you need to pay to park. It is completely exposed with open golden grassland and few trees. There are numerous empty derelict lots scattered along the way, some of which were old missile bases. Towards the top is an open gate with a no trespassing sign, but a ranger said it was alright to proceed. At the top I spoke to some hunters that said you should ideally get permission to be on the land. The views of the mountains and valley are beautiful. On my way up I was passed by a train of cars going up to film a commercial. On the way down I was passed by several information technology trucks going up to I guess do maintenance/repairs at the radio and microwave towers at the top. All in all it was an easy walk but which gave a good cardio workout going up.

mountain biking
Sunday, May 07, 2017

A lot of keep out and private road signs on the way to the trailhead - ignore these as these are outdated since the county designated the area as parkland. A lot of private ranches - but if you stick to the road you should be ok. Keep in mind if you go when its hot the road is mostly exposed all the way to 3000' level. Near the top is a nice oak forest with some more shaded areas. When I went I was the only person on the road - so nice ride with plenty of solitude except for some cows and hawks. 100' below the summit is a nice flat spot with great views of the entire Valley all the way to Downtown LA. Temps were much cooler at the summit then at the trailhead - so in Spring may be a good idea to layer. Heading down was a 20 minute ride at most.

hiking
Monday, February 06, 2017

Road to the peak is fenced off with "No Trespassing" signs near the top, so the actual peak is unreachable. Path crosses property marked as private at least once. Ranger told me it's OK to walk the road but not to wander off it.

hiking
Thursday, April 07, 2016

Beautiful short trail. Great workout!!

mountain biking
Sunday, April 26, 2015

Started mountain biking at the gated trailhead and hooked left at the sandy parking area for a climb up to the top. The climb was rutted out and sandy with a bit of walking but decent double-trak at the top. Sticking to the right seemed to be the best for biking.

hiking
Sunday, July 13, 2014

Great workout with awesome views of the San Fernando Valley and a small chunk of Simi. Well groomed, but lightly used trails. Great for hikes or day out on the bike. For the best views, take the paved fire road to the summit which sits at just over 3700 ft.

hiking
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hiking
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mountain biking
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