Runkle Canyon Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

MODERATE 10 reviews

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.

7.6 miles
1,528 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips


wild flowers


private property

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.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

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

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Still closed down.

6 months ago

trail running
7 months ago

Monday, July 17, 2017

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