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Chumash Trail is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Simi Valley, 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.

Distance: 5.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,131 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Great vistas of the city below, interesting sandstone formations, beautiful Red Dead Redemption views and sounds. Look for snakes, lizards and few people on trail. No shade ever. This is a pleasant hike, particularly during the spring when the hills are green and wildflowers are out. Be forewarned that the trail is a sustained uphill trek. There are several spectacular vistas where you can look out over the city of Simi Valley and on a clear day you can even see the Channel Islands. It's not unusual to see hawks circling above and even a deer once in a great while. This trail is also used by mountain bikers so keep a heads up for the speedy downhill riders.

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rocky
3 days ago

greenery

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rocky
1 month ago

1 month ago

this hike was all a steady incline with no shade but nothing that you can't handle if you're a regular hiker But be sure to bring water and there are bees up there I know because I got stung. overall it's a nice hike

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2 months ago

Took my 7 year old, 5 year old and medium size dog. We took a couple wrong turns which ended up being fun, made it to the rocks at the mile as mentioned in other comments. Today’s weather didn’t get over 58. The no shade part didn’t bother us today.

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3 months ago

Loved this hike. A lot to see and the second half is a lot more incline. Climbed the rocks someone suggested at around the 1 mile mark. Great views.

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5 months ago

a great workout! rhe trail is 90% uphill so that 2.7 miles UP felt like 5miles. it was a bit brutal at times but fun. no shade. it's all brown right now but I bet in the spring its green and beautiful. theres some nice views once you get to the top. can get a bit rocky and gnarly so I would recommend a good pair of hiking shoes, even tho my friend seemed to do just fine in his adidas. all in all an amazing workout, some pretty rock formations & a few views of simi to look at & gets the heart pumpin. plenty of street parking. about 5.5 miles in & out. moderate to tricky. took us a little under 3 hrs

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5 months ago

Had fun climbing rocks at the 1 mile mark and even saw a dear :)

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rocky
7 months ago

Excellent variety of hills and challenging trails. Training for an event! Love the access to other trails! Gorgeous views.

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rocky
7 months ago

Came early in the morning on a weekday and the weather conditions were perfect. Had a nice breeze the entire time. The hike itself was quite easy. A few decent inclines, but nothing too crazy.

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8 months ago

10.5 RT 7/31 - Pumpkin Rock + Graffiti Waterfall, 17 RT

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8 months ago

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no shade
10 months ago

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11 months ago

Nice short hike. Trail was easy to follow. Good amount of other hikers and mountain bikers but was still able to enjoy nature.

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rocky
11 months ago

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no shade
11 months ago

Love it lots of cool rock formations

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no shade
11 months ago

Seems like a good place for a mountain lion to live.

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11 months ago

My 12 year old son and I did the 10 mile loop from hummingbird, to rocky point to Chumash trails. All offer different unique landscapes and rock formations. Chumash was our favorite part because the trail is thin, rocky and steep on one side, which gave it a great sense of adventure and incredible views. It’s steep and long. If you are doing the 10 mile loop, pack plenty of supplies as this is a lot of steep trails no matter which way you come up.

11 months ago

Great trail, some parts are single track and varying terrain. Be mindful of the mountain bikers!

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no shade
Thu Apr 04 2019

recorded Chumash Trail

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Tue Mar 26 2019

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Sun Jan 27 2019

Great hiking spot. It is almost entirely uphill and ends at the Rock peak ranger road. Grants some nice views of the ocean in the west and the Topatopa mountains to the northwest. Has several sections that silent the city and the freeway noises, leaving you with only nature. It’s really good to go early in the morning and reach rocky peak by dawn and watch the sun come over the San Fernando Valley

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rocky
Wed Jan 23 2019

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Mon Nov 26 2018

Nice hike, but pretty much uphill all the way. Was a great day for this, so I can't complain too much. Good excersise.

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Sun Oct 14 2018

Took this trail from Rocky Peak Trail ... nice and awesome scenery easier than Rocky but it was cause I was going down

mountain biking
Tue Oct 02 2018

this trail was a blast. plenty of easy, moderate and hard portions. couple of benches to chill at and soak in the view.

Thu Jul 12 2018

This was a fantastic hike with great views. I hike up this trail and come down the Las Llajas trail, which makes a roughly 9.5 mile loop. Great for a good calorie burn. Bring water.

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Sun May 27 2018

Great trail and the incline to the top is a great work out and challenge. Lots of hawks circling overhead. Hills are still green and beautiful. I went up another 1.5 miles on the Rocky Peak trail. Just an awesome hike and workout.

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