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Runkle Canyon Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Simi Valley, California

Runkle Canyon Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 7.6 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, nature trips, and mountain biking and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 7.6 mi Elevation gain 1,528 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No shade

Private property

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Getting There

This pleasant hike follows sections of the old Runkle Ranch road and an Edison access road into the lovely foothills south of Simi Valley. The hike starts out on a paved road, with rolling hills and grazing cattle. After a half mile or so the pavement ends and the balance of the hike is on a fire road. About a mile into the hike, the road begins a steady assent to a spectacular oak studded plateau at the hikes turn around point, an obvious T in the road. As you head back the way you came, the views of Simi Valley and the Santa Susana mountains are simply breathtaking. Note that although local residents have been hiking this trail for years, it is on private property. Please stay on the fire road and don't bother any of the grazing cattle. Hopefully the owners will allow us to continue to enjoy this wonderful hike.

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From the 118 freeway in Simi Valley, exit on Sycamore and head south. At Los Angeles Avenue turn left. After two or so stoplights, turn right on Sequoia Avenue and follow it until the road dead ends at a green gate. You will need to park on one of the nearby side streets as there is no parking on Sequoia. Hop over the green gate and you are on your way.

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Robert Kay
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Hiking

Decent hike if you can make your way through the bike park or whatever that was across the flood control channel. Out and back. Wide trails. Decent views.

Michael Frain
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MuddyPrivate property

On dry days, this trail as advertised is great. When the spillway is running, though, I recommend picking the trail up further north. The tree we sought out is technically on private property, but as long as you’re not stupid, you won’t be bothered.

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Jenny Frain
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A nice hike for a cloudy rainy day. Much easier to park on Tapo as river is flooded and unable to cross it without going to proper street bridge

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Tory Berry
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Tory Berry
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Greg Davidson
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Hiking

Moderate hike. Wide trail with great views of Simi and the surrounding areas.

Cassandra Kashanski
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Hiking

I would not recommend bringing your dogs on this trail, there is a thorny weed growing in abundance out there, it will stick in their paws, and my dogs eye got scratched which I'm contributing to this thorny weed as well. It is a beautiful place but go without your dog to explore.

Cindysue Compton
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Hiking

Actually if you start out on the trail and make a direct right after the gate you will find a beautiful trail the full loop is about 6 miles and it is a more moderate trail.

Jeremy James
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Un Chong H.
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I'm not an avid hiker but am training for a trail run next month. Great place to do that. Got a very nice leg workout from some of the steeper hills. I didn't see any rattle snakes but could hear lots of them in the tall grasses & bushes. Temps are in the high 70's now but will get a lot hotter by summer. Wear proper shoes as there are lots of rocks, pebbles, & loose gravel. Also bring water & wear sunscreen!! I made it to the top of the peak today (where the southern trail is fenced off). Fence is still up but passable. Not sure how far this trail goes but I turned back after about a mile in because of time.

Ernie Hays
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Hiking

Still closed down.

Brian C
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Brian C
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Corey Mendel
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David Wash
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Kevin O.
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William De Bolt
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Blair Buchalter
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Matthew Wilson
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Corey Rojas
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