Cottonwood Hills Loop

HARD 5 reviews

Cottonwood Hills Loop is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Santa Susana, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.3 miles
570 feet

dog friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


over grown


no shade

This loop features two very steep sections, one involving loose scrambling. In between the steep sections, you will pass some small cliffs or "spires." About half way through the loop, the trail that links the two ridges can be somewhat overgrown. Views are great, especially during spring when the grass is green. This trail is great for an off-the-beaten-path experience. Very few experience the hills back here.

7 months ago

Police told us privat property. We weren’t allowed to do the trail

9 months ago

i came in shorts never again, its October so everything was dry overgrown i couldn't find the trail so i had to pratically slid on my butt not for the faint of heart

Monday, May 29, 2017

def be prepared with good trail finding skills. and preferably long pants. i came here to do a trail run but there were lots of overgrown sections and a few loose decents and steep overgrown ridges. pretty intense but was rewarding! be careful. dont reccommend when wet. there was lots of scat, wonderful blooms, and lots of birds and bugs! do a tick check.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Nice quick afternoon / evening hike. Good to get the blood rolling with the steep sections. Always nice solitude here, very few people ever come back to these trails unlike more popular trails around Simi.