Explore the most popular trails in Sage Ranch Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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rocky
18 days ago

Pretty cool hike! Recommend it if you want to get a quick workout in.

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over grown
3 months ago

Easy trail with lovely views. Having picnic tables and grills are a nice perk.

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no shade
3 months ago

The detour is a little overgrown but I’m sure as people walk it, a better path will come.

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no shade
3 months ago

Nice trail but the gps mapping needs to be rerouted because half the trail is closed off and detoured. Another than that it has some nice views and is a quick little getaway for a quick trail hike. Lots of rocks to climb up and even had a area to bbq some food.

This is one of my favorite local hikes. I really enjoy the new single trail detour which makes the loop a bit more difficult. Most of the trail is wide fire road but again the detour is a single trail. I’ve seen deer bunnies and right now so many flowers. I try to hike it once or twice a week. It gets your heart rate up. It’s also a great backpacking practice trail. I’ve seen several senior backpackers do the the trail and double back. It has a pretty good elevation change for a short loop. Have fun!!!

I took this trail two days ago with my 4 year old and was so glad we went. Had to carry him a bit towards the end, gets a little slippery, but he managed 90% on his own. Tons beautiful views around almost every corner. If you park at the lower level, it's free... otherwise bring $5 cash.

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4 months ago

Took this hike yesterday for the first time and absolutely loved it! There’s so much to see here, beautiful rock outcroppings to climb, green field of grass and stunning wildflowers. We did take the detour and unlike other reviewers, didn’t find it difficult at all and I am not a rock star athlete by any means. Perhaps it’s because the trail has dried out now, so it’s not as slippery going up and down the inclines.

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rocky
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washed out
5 months ago

BEWARE! I took this trail for the first time today, and it'll be a long time (if ever) before I try it again. As others have pointed out, the first part of the hike is fine but the detour is HORRIBLE. In one place, it was so steep (going almost straight down to a streambed, then almost straight back up) I gave up trying to walk it and slid down, then crawled up. And yeah, I laughed about it at first. But then I got to yet *another* segment like that, and then a portion where the trail was both so close to the edge, and seemed to be tilting sideways, that again, I found myself on my hands and knees, crawling and praying that I wouldn't slip. Oh, yeah, and one more thing to be aware of: the MUD and water everywhere! Because of all the storms we've had, many segments of the trail detour are basically just gullies. Sometimes you can work your way around the mud and muck, but sometimes there's no other option - you just have to slosh right through it. And did I mention the huge sinkholes? No? Well, at this point, maybe I don't have to. Hopefully, you'll take more precautions than I did, given that I had no idea what to expect when I started on that deceptively pretty trail! (P.S. having mulled it over after a good night's sleep, I'm raising my rating to 3 stars. The first (main, original) part of the trail was actually pretty nice. It was just the shreklekh detour that was really awful! If you can avoid that (or, as my husband suggested, go the opposite direction I went and *start* with the detour, to get it over with), you'll probably have a better experience. Still, be sure to wear sturdy shoes & take a hiking pole.) (Also, if you've only been doing hikes rated "easy," and you complete this one, congratulations! Feel free to consider yourself in the "moderate" hike zone!)

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6 months ago

First half of the hike is wonderful with fun rocks to climb on and great views. The detour sucks big time. it's very difficult, so maybe just walk the first half and then back out until the detour is gone.

Nice start with good views and pretty scenery, but the detour is overgrown and more difficult than the rest of the trail.

Thursday, June 07, 2018

The first half of the trail is fine but the current detour is a nightmare - narrow trail loaded with bees. Also, the water fountain at the campsite doesn't give clean water.

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Very easy and going anti-clockwise, the first half is the most interesting. Good views of Simi and beyond. No real shade so plan accordingly.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

best of the bests

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Good hike! Some fun rocks to climb.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Built a new trail from the campground. Lots of new stuff to see. Great job.

Monday, April 10, 2017

This was a great hike. Although they claim it's closed to clean an old trap and skeet range they are really cleaning up toxic waste.

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Thursday, April 06, 2017

WARNING: Part of the Sage Ranch Loop Trail is closed to clean up the remnants of a trap and skeet range. I did not see anything on-line about the closure. Two names with numbers are provided on the signs. For more information contact Kamara Sams Boeing 818 466-8793 or Rorie Skei Sage Ranch SMMC 310 589-3200. You can still get to Turtle Rock. The closure is on the south west portion of the loop. There are nice wildflowers and as always great rocks to climb.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Super close to where we live yet feels a world away!

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Did this hike with a group including children between the ages of 9 and 13. Hike was a huge hit due to the rocks to climb. A couple of the parents joined in. All the climbers got way to close to the edge, but no one fell. That alone made the hike a success. Take this hike with kids and plan time for rock climbing. We luckily got it all in before the rain came...you could see the front approaching. Timed it just right as it started raining within minutes of starting my drive home.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

This hike was enjoyable, even though I wasn't fond of being near the Boeing facility. It was an easy short workout with nice views.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Did this trail again after avoiding it for most of the summer. The summer sun can make this a miserable hike since there isn't much shade. It was mostly cloudy and cool in the west Valley today so I took advantage and did the loop. It was in the low 70s with a cool wind. Actually appreciated the warmth of the sun when it poked through the clouds. Did the hike faster than I have in the past. The sun wasn't sapping my energy so the climbs were easier. All in all a really good hike.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Beautiful scenery! I like that it was not crowded.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Trail in good condition. Agree with comment that counter clockwise is best.

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Did this trail again with a friend, his children, and their dog. Everyone really enjoyed the hike. Did it counter-clockwise this time as opposed to my usual clockwise direction. There are advantages and disadvantages to the counter-clockwise direction. One advantage is that the climbs are split between the beginning and end of the hike and are somewhat less onerous than the long climb necessary doing the trail clockwise. The bigger advantage is that you get better views going counter-clockwise. Obviously, this can be solved by turning around when hiking clockwise but it isn't necessarily something you think to do as you're trudging along. The big disadvantage is that the hike gets rather uninteresting for the last half. All the views and real interesting rock formations are in the first half of the hike. I can't really make a recommendation which way is better. To me it's a toss up.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Really like this trail, It's relatively easy, has some very nice rock formations. Views are good once you get to some of the higher elevations. Boeing is off to the left at the beginning (going clockwise around the loop) and it's a large facility, but on a Monday they were very few cars in the parking lot. Other reviews have helpful information like avoiding the trail on hot summer days. One other cautionary note. Hiking the trail requires traversing sloping sandstone. These areas can pick up a thin layer of sand which makes them very slippery. Wear shoes with lug soles and don't be careless about your footing.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

I like the Trail. not too difficult not too many steep grades fun trail.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Easy hike, but get there early because it gets hot! Great views and rock formations. There was some broken glass in the parking area, so make sure to lock your cars and don't leave any valuables. I recommend lots of water and sunscreen.

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