Rocky Peak Trail

MODERATE 268 reviews
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Rocky Peak Trail is a 7.3 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
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,574 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

no shade

hiking
1 month ago

This is a good moderate steady uphill climb with great views of Simi Valley and the San Fernando Valley. Just note that when you get to the first fork, head left rather than right to continue up the trail. I had veered right and there are a few scrambly climbs and a viewpoint and beautiful plateau like area with wildflowers, but to continue the trail, go left.

There were a surprising number of people on the trail for a weekday evening and everyone was quite friendly and seemed like experienced because no one seemed taxed.

I started the hike in the evening around 6.20 and wanted to get back before dark so I did not make it all the way to the top, so I definitely am coming back. Surprisingly, other people were starting up the trail around 7.40 so I would love to hear what their experience was like starting the climb an hour before dark!

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked all the way to the Chumash trail and back. It turned out to be 8 miles for me. Great views once it cleared up. Got there at 5:30am on a Saturday and there was quite a few cars parked already. There more parking across the bridge.

hiking
3 months ago

This hike is amazing. The views go on as far as the eye can see. I felt like the further back on the trail I went the more beautiful the scenery was. Well worth the climb!

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome views! A favorite trail among mountain bike riders. Bring lots of water. Few parking spots. Please pick up after your 4-legged friends.

hiking
3 months ago

Moderate, if you go all the way to the top, bring plenty of water. nice people on the trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Love this trail!! Great for the

5 months ago

Awesome hike!! Great workout!

trail running
5 months ago

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

hiking
6 months 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
6 months 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.

7 months 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.

7 months 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
7 months ago

Perfect

hiking
8 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
9 months ago

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

trail running
9 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!

10 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.

11 months ago

Best in spring and fall. Gets a dot crowded!

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Great view!; moderate hiking.

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

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

hiking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

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.

Monday, July 31, 2017

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!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Beautiful hike! Challenging inclines but worth it!

hiking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

hiking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

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
Sunday, May 28, 2017

hiking
Thursday, May 25, 2017

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.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Love this trail!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

great trail done it a few times, but I can get to end

Friday, April 14, 2017

Great morning walk

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