Chumash Trail

MODERATE 104 reviews
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Chumash Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly 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 and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1102 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

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.

mountain biking
14 days ago

Fun trail to ride. Many technical portions. Great views and well maintained trails.

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty much all uphill, wanted to turn back a few times but made it to the top. I felt amazing on the way down!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great time with my daughters, blew the Shofar on Feasts of Trumpets and a fellow hiker said he heard it a long way off...

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Great trail

hiking
3 months ago

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hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

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5 months ago

5 months ago

Go early (7 am in summer) for some shady spots along the trail

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

Nice trail, it has some a good elevation change. No shade at all, so sunblock is a must have.