Las Llajas Trail

HARD 42 reviews
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Las Llajas Trail is a 9.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Simi Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1902 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Great mountain and city views, lovely little stream, oaks The trail starts out on the Chumash Trail moving steadily upward for 2.6 miles with interesting rock formations, great views of the city, and somewhat barren hillsides, the result of a fire a few years ago. Bear left at the junction with Rocky peak fire road and follow the ridge line for 1.5 miles to a connector trail to the Las Llajas Trail, Look for fossils after you crest the top of the grade. Head down Las Llajas canyon, with a nice little creek to your left and an occasional cluster of oaks to shade your way. The Las Llajas trail terminates on Evening Sky Drive. Go left on Evening Star until it dead ends, then go through the gate to a short connector trail the leads back to the Chumash Trailhead. Keep a heads up for mountain bikers flying down the trail on this hike!

4 days ago

Beautiful, and just enough hard made up by the awesome descents!

15 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Trail so wide with open terrain to hike along the mountains and wildlife.. I did see a deer. Will come back to explore entire loop.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great 9.51 mile hike up into the mountains. I went on a monday around Noon and I saw 2 people the entire hike outside of the park and neighborhood where you start. This loop is really 3 different sections. The first part is a partly paved/partly dirt road with a slight incline. The 2nd part is the same dirt road but a much steeper incline to the top of the mountains. Total elevation on my hike was 1,796ft. The 3rd part is a narrow rocky trail down the south side of the mountains at a steep decline. According to my apple watch it took me 3hrs and 7mins and I exerted 1,110 calories to complete the hike. For most of the hike you can't see any buildings, feels like you're much further away from the city than you are.

hiking
3 months ago

5 months ago

5 months ago

very nice flowers here and there. some birds. I took the bath to the right 1/4 mile in next to the bees. very steep hike.ill try the traditional trail next time.

6 months ago

7 months ago

Fantastic trail! I was there after recent rains so there were small water falls everywhere. Very green! Muddy trail in spots. I had to hop several streams. Trail leads up for several miles with spectacular views on top. Large road leads back down by the runoff stream for several miles. Definitely will come back.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Saturday, September 10, 2016

mountain biking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

It's weird that this trail is rated Hard when Chumash is rated moderate and that is the most difficult aspect . The actual Las Llajas trail is a very wide fireroad of moderate incline. You'll approach a fork in the road about 3.5 miles in. To the left is private property so you must head to the right up the semi paved road. This is where the trail starts a steeper ascent. Still a wide fireroad up until you connect to Rocky Peak. Scenery is quite nice and affords views of the Santa Clarita valley.

hiking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

There is more to this trail than just the loop! I did the steam shovel hike. 1.5 hour hike to steam shovel. 1.5 miles back. 3 hours total. Look for shells on the mountain! Bring lots of water! The view at the top is amazing! How did that steam shovel get up there???!!! Careful not to turn an ankle on loose rocks. Someone should mark the tiny trail that takes you up the mountain! It's a hard trail to find if you have never been there before. Leave before sunset or you will be walking home in the dark!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

hiking
Monday, January 11, 2016

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Great loop. Bring lots of water and wear comfy shoes & socks. Well maintained fire road.

hiking
Friday, November 13, 2015

mountain biking
Friday, October 30, 2015