Rocky Peak Trail

MODERATE 230 reviews
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Rocky Peak Trail is a 7.4 mile moderately 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 best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1568 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

washed out

trail running
1 hour ago

Not easy ! Tons of trails bomb views No trees :( easy off the 118

hiking
17 days ago

Solid hike and a workout! The way out is a steady climb with some substantial inclines. The trail is rock and hardscrabble. Bring a lot of water. There is not much shade. Views of urban sprawl are really good.

hiking
17 days ago

Love this trail! The views are some of the most spectacular I have seen, and it doesn’t even take too much effort to see them. It’s awesome being able to see both sides of the mountain. The freeway is quite loud for most of the beginning of the trail but once you get further into the mountain, it’s very peaceful and doesn’t feel like you’re that close to civilization at all. Definitely brings tons of water and sunscreen because there is hardly any shade.

1 month ago

Well-kept trail, beautiful views of valleys, cities, and distant mountain ranges. You can even see the ocean and the islands on a clear day!! Be prepared with a LOT of water and for a pretty long and slightly strenuous hike if you're casual hikers like myself and my boyfriend. Leaving earlier in the morning would be better in this SoCal sun. Not too many shadey spots.

1 month ago

Love this hike! Gorgeous views- nice challenge. Lots of little side trails to explore. Take more water than you think you need since there is no shade.

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect

hiking
2 months ago

Santa Ana winds nearly blew us off Rocky Peak as we got to the top. In the distance could be seen smoke plumes from the fires that were still being fed by those winds to the west of us. The views never disappoint here but the parking remains a challenge. Pretty brutal in the summer as there is no shade.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice challenge, lots of uneven terrain. i did the 3.8 miles out to start if chumash trail and back.

trail running
4 months ago

If you're looking for a challenge when it comes to trail running you've found it. This particular path is 7 miles round trip but you can go out further if needed. The day I did it people were finishing up a 50K!

Variety of terrain ranging from uphill flat hard rock, to loose dirt, downhills, and variety of twists and turns. Bring water and snack if you plan to do more than 3 miles and stay hydrated!

4 months ago

Super nice trail, little rocky (hence the name). Combination of warm and cool winds. Parking is annoying, get there early. Bring plenty water as shade is rare.

6 months ago

Best in spring and fall. Gets a dot crowded!

hiking
6 months ago

Great view!; moderate hiking.

hiking
6 months ago

Great views!! We left around 730 and I enjoyed at least an hour of cool morning fog

hiking
6 months ago

Gosh I love this trail. The views are amazing. And even though it is rated moderate it really gives you a workout. The downside parking! The area is so small that parking is limited. But you can hit Rocky Peak through other trails, like Chumash or Hummingbird.

6 months ago

Nice gradual inclines, pretty cool rock formations as well as a cave! Absolutely no shade but the trail continues and continues. Def a nice hike!

6 months ago

Beautiful hike! Challenging inclines but worth it!

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

lovely trail! no shades so be sure to go super early! love all the boulders. got to the peak the fun way - did some bouldering woohoo!!! a fun way to celebrate National Trail Day 2017!

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful trail, steep at times but doable. From certain points, as you climb up, both San Fernando and Simi Valleys are visible. Limited parking space at the trail head entrance. More parking across the 118 Frwy on the other side of the bridge.

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