Simi Foothills South is a 4.5 mile out and back trail located near Simi Valley, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Rolling hills, lovely plateau, spectacular views of Simi and Santa Susana Mtns 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. Although I have never done it, you can go right at the T and follow it another 5 miles to China Flat. 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.
Un Chong H.
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.
Still closed down.
I drove all the way over here to find out its closed. Plus some of those cows have horns and its too dangerous