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Secret Passage to Simi Peak (Rabbit Ridge Trail)

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Oakbrook Regional Park

Secret Passage to Simi Peak (Rabbit Ridge Trail) is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thousand Oaks, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 6.1 mi Elevation gain 1,692 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Nature trips

Bird watching

Running

Cave

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Over grown

Rocky

Scramble

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Getting There

Please note: users have reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. Next to the Mt. Boney summit trail, this is the best and most unused trail in the Conejo Valley. Most of the trail consists of steep, north-facing slopes with dense chaparral and occasional sandstone outcrops. Some rock scrambling is required as well as hard to determine trails. From Lang Ranch Parkway, park before the open park and cross the street to find the trailhead. Switchbacks and vertical climb starts you into a challenging hike for the first 1.5 miles. It evens out toward the top with increasing elevation in spurts. Take trail towards the 3rd peak which will reward you with incredible views of Woodranch Reservoir below, the entire Conejo and Simi Valleys, as well as Camarillo into Santa Barbara with sweeping views of the Channel Islands to the West and Griffith Park to the East. Most of the park consists of steep, north-facing slopes with dense chaparral and occasional sandstone outcrops. Some rock scrambling is required as well as hard to determine trails. There are color plastic tabs tied to the chaparral where you will need it. Great hike to prepare for higher climbs. NOT for beginners, as you will most certainly be alone on this desolated hiking gem.

Street Parking in very safe neighborhood.

Westlake Blvd to Lang Ranch Parkway (just south of Avenida Del Los Arboles). Park BEFORE the neighborhood park and enter trailhead through the firegate.

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Albert Wong
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HikingBugsNo shadeOff trailOver grownScramble

I couldn’t finish the hike. I went up to the north side of the trail and middle thru the trail was so overgrown that I decided to turn around. I wonder how is the condition of the south side. There are tons of bugs and a huge rattlesnake. Hike with caution.

Chris Purtee
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Well this trail was indeed a difficult one. The trail is fairly easy to follow until the 3 miles in. I had to use the gps to find my way. When you get about 3 miles in you come to this open patch with one of those electric towers in the middle of it. On the left the trail starts again then you will need to climb up, you kinda need your hands because its fairly steep, but there are plenty of rocks to hold on to. There are a few trails that go off to the right but you should keep left when in doubt trust me. when you get to the top there will be a trail that takes you to the peak and one that takes you back...this is where it gets confusing. On the way back take the left trail sometimes the trail breaks up because of the rocks but if you stop for a second and survey you will be able to see the trail again... like i said when in doubt go left. When you reach the big boulders and the tree with the wind chime on it and you will here the wind chime if you listen. The trail takes you to what looks like a dead end....but if you keep going down and stay to the left come to the edge of boulder and look over you will see the trail agin you just climb over.... and then your home free trail is pretty much straight forward after that.

Brandon Morrison
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HikingNo shadeOver grown

Great workout, even for a 27 year old. Easy to miss as the entrance sign is small and about 30 yards into the grass from the main road. Wide trail and easy to hike. Great views, especially from the top!

Seth Stahl
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HikingOver grownScramble

Not a hard trail to find. Wear boots and jeans.

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Marley Ottman
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HikingOver grownRocky

highly recommend April-May so that way you can see all the gorgeous wildflowers in bloom. Fairly deserving of its ‘hard’ rating, but absolutely worth it.

Jessie Helbacka-Peterson
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Hiking

Just did a little loop with the kids. They had a blast!

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Rudy Rodriguez
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Adam Antoniskis
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Hiking
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Adam Antoniskis
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Hiking

15lbs in pack

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Cindysue Compton
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HikingNo shadeOff trailOver grown

I went today 4/16/2020 and there was no closed sign. Another hiker said it was closed Fridays after 2:00 pm and both Sat and Sun....I gave this trail 3 stars, the scenery I would have given 5 but the recording a ZERO! To follow the exact route will leave you looking for hours at different spots on the trail. I would finally be on route only to be off route immediately after. It was completely overgrown. So If you just stick to the trail and not try to stay on this exact route you will still get verified even though a few times you will be off route...Confusing huh? Will that's how I felt.Another thing this route does not take you to Simi Peak! BUT if you keep going for about another quarter of a mile you will reach Simi Peak! However you will be off route again..lol

Hans Kehney
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HikingClosed

CLOSED

Katja Osteen
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HikingRocky
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Tyler Rush
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HikingNo shadeRockyScramble

Really fun trail, pretty technical and hard to find at points. Pretty exposed too, so make sure you go when it’s not too hot. Definitely make sure you do the loop counterclockwise. Great views and just a solid trail overall

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Michael Gonzalez
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Hiking

Nice hike. Trail gets lost in some areas but not to hard to get back on track, most of the trail is clearly identifiable. Couple nice spots where it’s good and steep but for the most part a gentle incline.

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Dan O'Leary
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HikingScramble

Tips for hikers only - this would be very challenging to impossible for mountain biking. 1. Go counter clockwise. The route is much easier to follow. 2. Wear long pants and long sleeves. The trail is narrow and overgrown and you will get poked and stuck. 3. No water on the trail. Pack 1.5 liters or more to be safe 4. Trekking poles make the hike much easier during decent. 5. Use the map, it’s pretty easy to wander off the trail in sections and you’ll want an offline copy 6. Overall the hike is moderate to hard but very fun, easy in sections and never too hard for too long. Takes 2-3 hours to complete depending on your pace and breaks. This would be tough to trail run given the terrain and narrow trails. The view from the peak is incredible

Amanda Labradeux
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HikingOver grown

I went clockwise and got lost at the pile of rocks where two trails go left and right of it. My theory is you're supposed to go up those rocks, or at least stay near them as you ascend. I found the trail after some bushwhacking and kept going. I lost the trail again at the ridge, but I just followed the ridge and it led me back to the trail eventually. I didn't make it to the peak because I ran out of time, but if I were to do this again, I'd go counterclockwise to avoid getting lost. The app is also helpful in finding your way if you do get lost!

Alex Grosse
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HikingNo shadeOff trailRocky

I really enjoyed the views of rolling hills on a windy, party cloudy day in early March. This wasn’t really technical but verticality does play a factor during certain stretches of this trail. Didn’t finish the little out and back before the descent since it was overgrown. I would’ve done it had I been wearing pants instead of shorts. Had plenty of water with 2 liters packed.

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