Las Llajas Trail

HARD 46 reviews
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Las Llajas Trail is a 9.3 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.

9.3 miles
1,722 feet

dogs on leash



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips


partially paved


wild flowers


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!

6 months ago

Nice trail for 80+ degree weather! Shaded and very scenic. Only went 2.5 miles given timeframe after work and daylight. Definitely want to go back!

trail running
6 months ago

Nice 9 mile loop. I started on Las Llajas and ended with the Chumash Trail. Las Llajas is a smooth fire road while Chumash is a technical single track so plenty of variety plus great views.

7 months ago

i really like this trail. But I was little disappointed notbe able to find the loop. when I started i went to the right is there another way to go??

8 months ago

I went on this hike to find the steam shovel. I asked a lot of people and no one knew what I was talking about when I would stop them to ask for directions, but thanks to a group of people that I ran into. They knew exactly where it was at and told me how to get there. From the beginning you hike 2.7 miles. So about 700 feet after you cross the creek for the 3rd time. Right at 2.7 you will see a small trail that is 12 inches wide on the left. Take that up for 1.8 and make sure to take water because that 1.8 is all incline, but it is not too bad. A kid can do it and so can a dog or you can even mountain bike it.

10 months ago

starts off easy if you are going clockwise, but about 3 miles in it gets tough.

11 months ago

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Beautiful views!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

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

Friday, July 14, 2017

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.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.

Monday, June 12, 2017

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.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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.

Monday, February 20, 2017

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
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.

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!!!

Thursday, December 03, 2015

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

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Great trail, will do many more times.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Better views than just doing Chumash trail.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

I went hiking by myself this morning at 7. Other than 3 runners who were there only at the beginning , I was the only one on the trail until 4 miles out after leaving the Chumash trail. It was great. In addition to being alone, it was completely foggy so was very surreal.

Monday, September 22, 2014

great hike. you can hike this trail in easy mode as I did from chumash to the trail end or you can start at the other ran for an easy start and hard finish. Beautiful trail well groomed and some amazing scenery. its nice to get fresh air.

Monday, February 24, 2014

I hiked this with some friends last weekend. Beautiful hike- nice scenery. Around mid point, there are beautiful Oak trees which seems so green and beautiful against otherwise dry and barren background. Will sure do this again. We started from Flanigan dr on Yosemite. Trail info says elevation gain as 2669 feet but it is no more than 1500 feet in my opinion/experience.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

I tried this trail , however I missed judged my time for the distance it was and had to turn back due to loss of sun light . I hiked back in dark for the last 45 which was scary and had my blood pumping !!!

I would totally re-do this trail again with more time and light! The views were awesome and peaceful . When it came to night time that's when all the critters came out... I was lucky to take some pics of a scorpion which was pretty rad!!!

Again great hike! Happy Hiking!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

This is a nice hike with some great landscape ad scenic views. Although for my money, the Rocky Peak trail has a little more to offer all around. Great hike, but I will chose to do Rocky Peak 9 times out of 10. Connecting the 2 is fun if you want extra distance.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Excellent trail and beautiful scenery! All seasons display a unique quality the further you climb. My husband and I enjoy mountain biking here whenever we get the chance.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

This trail is usually a little more heavily travelled than it was today. This may be due to the holidays or the fact that it just rained. It can get a little muddy, but not today. It was cool & clear, but with little or no wind. Visibility from up on top was spectacular. A snow covered Mount Baldy far off to the east was the best feature of today's hike.

mountain biking
Thursday, February 09, 2012

I biked here on a Tuesday afternoon. It was awesome that there were hardly any hikers there. That always makes for an enjoyable ride. The uphill was long, but the fast downhill ride you get from it is fun. The ride isnt worth driving to if you live far away, though. It's a pretty basic trail listed as strenuous when it is far from strenuous.

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