Hiked this trail and loved it. I only saw one other person the entire time. The views at the top are fantastic.

China Flat semi loop w/Semi Peak. 6.1 miles total. If you're interested in this check out the recording under the China Flat Trail 3/18/18. Started 1400 King James Court and went up China Flat trail, then to Simi Peak trail. On the way back we to took Suicide Trail back to China Flat. It was a sunny but really nice day. Not too warm and every once in a while got just a tad chilly. But really it was perfect. This would be really tough on a hot day, there is just a couple of small spots with shade. Beautiful views.We were able to see mountain tops with snow (one of which should be Mt. Baldy but i can't tell) and also channel islands.

Really a nice hike.

This is a great trail. It is strenuous and adventurous. There are places where you need to go over boulders and rock faces.

It is a bit confusing to find the trailhead, but the direction on all trails is accurate.

The arch towards the end and Simi peak are great places for photograph. There are also multiple places for photos all along the trail.

Great little hike with my dog. Not very much shade so go in the morning. Great views and lots of other trails to explore if you want to add some mileage.

Great path. Gets really iffy at some points but as long as you use common sense you'll be fine. Also a lot of great views

I'm a new hiker, suggest good shoes long pants and long sleeves. Lots of climbing. I got lost twice and could not complete the circuit. Very glad I had this APP to get me back on track.

Great trail, but couldn't find the way around to get to the back side of the loop. After seeing it on satellite, it was practically right in front of us. Bummer, our bad. Great calorie burn, though. Fairly. challenging, but totally doable if you're in good shape. We frequently mountain bike a lot of this trail so we knew to expect a lot of climb. Would do it again now that we know where we went wrong. Looks like the overgrown parts are no longer an issue.

Great hike! Not for novices or dogs, that's for sure. I lost the trail numerous times due to overgrowth. Be sure to follow the track on your phone using GPS and offline maps. This hike is best done during the winter. The summer is WAY too hot for this uncovered trail. Pants are a must due to the overgrowth. I posted some pics so you can see the 'trail.' Haha.

I second what Chadwick said. Think twice before taking your dog, my pup was covered in foxtails and even in places you can not imagine. So if you are not ready to spend a good hour afterwards pulling all that stuff out then don't take your pup. Also a good harness is a must, to assist when rock climbing. I would do the hike again cause we did not reach the peak due to the heat. I'd go very very early too, crack of dawn! GPS is a must! Lots of bees in certain areas.

Everything Chadwick said about this trail is 100% accurate. We did the loop today, though we didn't go to the peak due to time, and almost didn't make the loop because the trail was so difficult to see. Heading east on the Oakbrook Edison trail you MUST use the gps to find your left turn. From there on the trail is very difficult with times that you'll be doing a little rock climbing, searching for the trail, and wondering if you should turn around.

Great views! I'll try to post them here but this is my first time posting on this app.

We had resolved to not do the route again, but only afterward did I read the description; we want to get to the peak now and see the market and journal.

If you plan on hiking this trail make sure to wear long pants. Spent roughly 30 minutes of the hike picking the foxtail barley (I think) out of our socks and shoes. This trail is so overgrown with this devil plant it took away a lot of the enjoyment.
However, apart from that, this trail brings you up to some great views, a cave and some great rock outcrops to climb on. This is a steep challenging trail. It was sometimes difficult to find the trail. In places the foxtail is so dense you can't see the dirt. Had to use the app to make sure we were going the right way in a few spots.

I'm glad I hiked this once. I probably won't ever hike it again though.

trail running
Monday, March 06, 2017

Fun. Lots of hills.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

loved this loop, some shade along the way, little uncomfortable losing sight of the actual trail, happy to have this app to get back on track! started from the end of lang ranch, would like to go the opposite way next time. highly recommended!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

This is a great local TO trail which leads to beautiful views of TO, North Ranch, & parts of Simi. The first 1.5 miles has a pretty decent uphill, but it levels out mostly at the top. There are plenty of chances to add distance and peaks throughout the trail as well. We went during the week, towards the evening time and only saw 2-3 people. It's a good trail for dogs too, just not during rattlesnake season. Sunset was beautiful! I will definitely do this trail again.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

The overall difficulty was actually easy. The trails are mostly access roads for utility towers. However if you do the actual loop there is a spot that has no real trail. You have to crash through the bush and rock down a hill to get to the adjoining trail. Still fun though. I would recommend it.

mountain biking
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

I give this trail all the stars not for my usual reasons of high views and great technical spots. This trail has one or two technical spots, and no real great views of the valley. This trail is easy, mostly flat, but!
ALL THE WILDLIFE! Deer, eagles, snakes, crows, dragonflies, songbirds.... so much! The trees offering shade, meadows in bloom during the spring and golden during the summer, all of this is just beautiful to look at. I prefer biking this trail, because there is so much flat, but hiking it is just as lovely with more time to check out nature.

It was great the breeze and beautiful scenery

a favorite of mine. gps this one or you will get lost. there are no markers and in some places literally no trail. you will scramble rock faces in several places and for the uninitiated it can be daunting. just continue up and east until you hit simi peak (usgs marker and a journal will confirm you made it to the peak).
be prepared and bring plenty of water and food.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

We hiked parts of this trail. Started in Oak Park on Palo Commado. Hiked that trail to Albertson Fire Road then connected to Long Canyon Loop in Simi Valley. We planned another night hike on this one. It had rained the previous 2 days but it looked like we might get a break in the storm. Trail was very muddy in places. About 7 miles in a light rain started. By the time we hit the last Long Canyon section we were muddy & soaked, but having a great time! Total mileage for this route was about 10 miles. I will definitely do this again on a clear night!

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