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China Flat Trail Loop is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Oak Park, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 1,030 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

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There are several off-shoots to this trail on the northern side if hikers wish to extend their trip.

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Reviews (275)
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Recordings (239)
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Taylor Glassman
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Hiking

Great Trail - no shade so try to go in the early mornings or during sunset!

Jesse B.
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Rockinghorse Winner
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HikingNo shadeRockyWashed out

Pretty easy, steep in parts. Last leg is easy to miss, and not as well worn. Nice view at the top.

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Brian Balam
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HikingBugsNo shadeOver grownRocky

A pleasant surprise, not too much mileage but a good workout and rocky terrain. Looks to connect to the Simi Peak Trail so lots of ways to extend the mileage. Beautiful scenery that takes you away from the residential areas pretty quickly once you hit the peak of this trail. Did it clockwise but more of a challenge counter clock wise, will be doing it that way next time. Really enjoyed it!

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Victor Ponce
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Great hike. Good climb up. Not too hard. Lots of flowers everywhere which really add to the landscape. A bit tricky coming back down as part of the trail is covered by overgrown plants. Overall a fun hike.

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Jim D
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HikingBugsRocky

I don't get some of these ratings. to get to Simi Peak, you have to do half of China Flats. when you turn to get to Simi Peak 95% of the effort is done. Simi Peak rated hard, China Flats rates moderate. You need to be in halfway decent shape and best to have good shoes. I have worn out sneakers when I did this and had a handful of sleight slipping. It's not overly strenuous, but probably not for someone I poor shape or not confide t on their feet.

Saeah Sataloff
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Hiking

The trail is open Monday thru Friday but closed Saturday and Sunday due to covid19. I was out on the trail today. Also they are urging people to park on Lindero Canyon instead of King James Court.

marie wys
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HikingClosed

All conejo open space trails closed due to COVID

Michael Frain
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Hiking

Excellent trail, difficult at points. No climbing but some scrambling and some significant elevation gains in short distances. The flats are a nice respite and we decided to go up to Simi Peak, which was mostly gentle hills with a large elevation gain at the end. Good morning/afternoon hike in cooler weather.

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Carly Steelberg
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Caitlin Hodges
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Brittany McGoldrick
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Hiking

Scenic but not for mom

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Lauren Isaac
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Tory Berry
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HikingBugsNo shadeOff trailOver grownRockyScrambleWashed out
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