Challenger Park Loop

MODERATE 34 reviews
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Challenger Park Loop is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Simi Valley, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

hiking
8 days ago

Like this trail a lot and it has become my regular trail, very pretty. Very overgrown right now on the trail that runs parallel to Long Canyon Road - I hope they trim it back because you are brushing up against all the grass and bushes through that part. And a big heads up - it's tick season! I pulled 3 off my dog today and had 1 fall out of my shirt when I came home and was changing. Also, lots of fox tails right now on all the dry grass. It was an expensive trip to the vet to have one removed from my dog's ear canal. No, you cannot see it inside the ear - but your dog will be shaking their head.

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Lovely. I did an out and back of 3 miles total. The trails, for the most part, are nicely groomed. There are only a few moments where the footing takes some being careful. It's hilly but it's a doable workout.

Great views of Long Canyon, west Simi and Bridle Path.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Great workout but this part of challenger is not very scenic

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Nice hike if you're short in time. Keep heading southeast if you have more time and energy to spend (lots of trails here). Good mix of incline and level walking. Not too crowded-- just have to watch for the road apples (horse droppings). I think the park service may clear the pathway occasionally as one week sections were pretty heavily covered in droppings and nearly clear a week later.

mountain biking
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Pretty fun area with lots of trails. Good place for family and friends. For beginner to amateur riders. Depending on what kind of riding you like to do.

mountain biking
Saturday, January 31, 2015

Thank you to whoever groomed out the winter ruts! Much love. #happymtb

mountain biking
Saturday, January 31, 2015

Thank you to whoever groomed the trail and removed the winter ruts! Much love. #happymtb

mountain biking
Sunday, May 04, 2014

I like being able to approach from either side. One is steeper than the other but both climbs have their challenges and both downhills will delight. The small amount of shade at the bottom is nice before and after the climb. Saturday morning early and only one other seen on the trail. This trail is short and sweet.

hiking
Friday, February 21, 2014

I just need to update this~ I've been doing this hike a few times a week for 2 months, I have wandered thru these hills and have found even more trails to follow. I spend hours exploring this terrain, and it hasn't dissapointed yet. My dog and I love this area, for our 'close to home' weekday hikes!

hiking
Saturday, January 11, 2014

this is a fun easy hike. it's a go to hike for me during the weekdays, as it's in the neighborhood I live in. I do like the uphills ~ 2 fairly steep ones, get the heart pumping!

hiking
Saturday, November 09, 2013

Good for a quick hike. If you're feeling adventurous go under the fence at the top and really get up there for a nice view of Simi. Not really challenging except for the one incline in the beginning.

hiking
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I visited Challenger Park for the first time, which was ironic because of the relative close proximity to my home. The park was empty. My son and I really enjoyed the solitude while we explored the park.

trail running
Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ran this trail earlier this morning and loved it! Nice trails, good elevation for both views and training. Lots of wild life and nice views of Simi Valley. Perfect for mountain biking too, will bring my bike next time!

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