Mount McCoy Trail

MODERATE 78 reviews

Mount McCoy Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Simi Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,181 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

loved the hike. we took the hard way up but once you get there, its so worth it. specially at night

3 months ago

My absolute favorite hike, for a workout my def go to hike.

6 months ago

Love the view from the cross. Excellent hike

6 months ago

Take it straight up for a great work out. Payoff is 360 Views at the top.

hiking
8 months ago

good hike.. It is beautiful at the top. Took the strenuous one on the right and it was steep but can do it.

9 months ago

Beautiful view. Well worth the uphill hike. Used the switchback trail. Take a left at first divide. Happy hiking. Address 4 Washburn street Simi Valley ca 93065. No parking lot Parked on street.

9 months ago

It was nice BC you make could make it as hard or as easy as you Wanted!! The view and pics from the top are amazing!!! Ill def be back!!

11 months ago

Went off to the right and went up the steep way which I would not recommend to a beginner like me, kicked my buns but I did it although I didn't have much of a choice. Didn't care for the last part which goes through the "urban" side of the trail, except I got some nice lemons hanging from this huge lemon tree. Lol
Great views of Reagan library too and Simi of course.
Would do again.

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail. Our 2 year old and 7 year old did it - there was some carting of the little one at the end. GREAT views of Simi.

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Great hike. Take the steep trail for a great workout.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Great view of Simi. You see it all! There is variety so you don't have to take the same path each time. If you are out of shape you will need to stop for breaks, but if you are moderately in shape it is totally doable.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Loved the view of the museum. ❤️

hiking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

loved the switchbacks at the beginning if the trail. head up to the cross. beautiful views. some shade along the way

Thursday, September 22, 2016

I also went straight up the difficult path and it is a bit tricky with lose rock. Followed the easy trail down so I didn't go sliding down the hill.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Nice 1 hour treck. Good workout going vertical from the trail head then taking the switchbacks down making it a loop.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I find this trail to be of moderate difficulty. Not easy. It's a good climb.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Great trail

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Amazing short workout or family hike.

hiking
Sunday, March 27, 2016

Good hike for a quick fix or when you have an hour or so to kill. Will get the heart pumping a bit and the views are not bad. Best for locals, I would not go out of your way to hike here as it is simply a very short hike overall.

There is very little shade and as the main track is on the east side of the hill it can get warm quickly in the summer even in the morning. The main trail is well worn and hard packed and easy to follow.

The only thing to try to be careful about is to not end up following the erosion cuts formed between switchbacks which are further worn down by careless or lazy hikers. Trail crews have tried to block them off but people insist on cutting.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Nice short hike with a nice view from the top.

walking
Saturday, June 27, 2015

It ws ok. No shade or cover, but if u include side trip to Reagan Library its worth it.4.25

mountain biking
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

It is probably a better hiking trail than MTB trail. It isn't as fun as other trails in the area. It takes about 30 minutes to an 1 hour to get to the top. For MTB it takes only 5-10 minutes to get down depending on how fast you are since the turns are really sharp.

hiking
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Took the family here for a short, albeit somewhat steep uphill (but not so bad using the switchbacks), hike. Once at the top the 360 degree view was spectacular. The kids loved it and had a blast. It only took an hour or so round trip, and we spent 15-20 minutes at the top...of course the kids were running the whole way down.

hiking
Sunday, August 17, 2014

Beautiful sunrise and sunset. Good view of Simi Valley
Can continue to Ronald Reagan library.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The hike was a good one! If you choose the zigzag path, don't get it confused with the 90 degree angle that looks like where you need to start when you first get on the path. There is a starting point a bit further. It was a glorious mistake though. Hike on!

hiking
Saturday, May 31, 2014

Also took steep incline by mistake. Turned back and traversed the easier trail. Well worth it!

hiking
Friday, July 19, 2013

Makes for a great night hike looking over all of Simi Valley

hiking
Sunday, June 02, 2013

Take the switch backs. Heading straight up the hill was gnarly. Good hike, good views

hiking
Thursday, November 08, 2012

This is a fairly easy hike and while suitable for beginners, even more experienced hikers will be rewarded with a grand 360 view at the summit. From that summit you can continue on toward the Reagan Library entrance if you follow the trail toward the water tank. From there just take the blacktop down to the main road, up to the library entrance and back again, making it a total round trip of roughly 4 miles with an elevation gain of 748 feet.

See the link below for an in-depth description of the venue, including the history of Mt McCoy and the cross at the top. Mike Kuhn, who wrote the page at that link, is a living encyclopedia of local hiking, flora and fauna.

mountain biking
Saturday, September 08, 2012

If you want a challenge do the trail mountain biking down the east switchbacks!

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