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Simi Peak Trail is a 5.3 mile heavily 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.3 miles Elevation Gain: 1,486 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no shade

Directions from Agoura Hills, CA: Travel US 101 / Ventura Freeway to Cheesebro Road, which carries you to the entrance to the Canyons. Proceed to parking lot. The trail may be accessed from Palo Comado Canyon or Cheeseboro Canyon trails.

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18 days ago

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25 days ago

Love this hike! However I took it from Long Canyon in Simi Valley. Definitely longer than 5.2...from Long Canyon you're looking close to 10 miles. But worth it. However once you get to the Simi Peak trail keep your lookout for a side trail that will lead you to the actual Peak! So easy to miss. Once you hit the Peak there will be a Peak Marker and a flag. The views are breathtaking and it's a complete 360 view....

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no shade
2 months ago

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

This is a really good workout and very fun. The ground is uneven and quite rocky, at times. You do have to go through a lot of tall brush and grass for the first maybe 10-15% of the hike but then it opens up. There were lots of caterpillars, birds and grasshoppers. I even saw a gopher snake right at the very beginning. They are harmless. The peak seems really high and the view is pretty awesome actually, even though there’s a major road and neighborhoods in it. Other parts of the trail you are completely surrounded by nature. There are many different types of environments on this hike. Bring lots of water. There is very little shade. It was Saturday, late morning, and I only encountered a few people. I personally think this should be rated hard, but I’m kind of new to this!

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6 months ago

Beautiful vistas abound while hiking this trail. A bit rocky and slippery in areas of soft sandstone along the way. China Flat area was full of wildflowers along with the burnt remnants of the shrubs. Charred oak trees are coming back to life after the big fire last year. Tremendous 360 views from atop Simi Peak. We were able to see the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands.

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7 months ago

It’s pretty good hike, good uphill climb. Once you get to China flat it’s vey serene and relaxing. The view at the top is amazing. Stay on trail, definitely take water as there is not much shade. Uphill is bit exerting but fun.

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7 months ago

Challenging but fun trail to Simi Peak. The first mile or so is steep and rocky. China Flats smooths our and is a very peaceful oak covered meadow area. Simi Peak provides views of Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Agoura, San Fernando Valley, and the Channel Islands. Highly recommended hike. Take water.

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Monday, September 03, 2018

This route has three sections. King James Court ( a street name) to the top of Dead Cow/China flats trail. Top of Dead Cow into China Flats itself. China Flats up to Simi Peak. We left at 7:30am and out by 10:15 am on an 89 degree high day. Always good to start early out here and bring plenty of water when it's warm and more when it's hot. Ok for dogs if they are experienced hikers with proven (reiterate, proven) time over distance and elevation. If not, leave them home. You can always shorten this hike and just go to the top of Dead Cow (which is what this trail is locally referred to from King James Court to the first top out before you go into China Flats and return. Great views. Not sure where these guys are telling you to leave from Cheseboro Parking lot. You'll be miles off course. Leave from the cul-de-sac at King James Court or alternately from the map they provided.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Excellent trail. Once you pass the initial incline, you go through beautiful flats with tons of flowers, oak trees, and shade. Gorgeous views from the peak. Not very busy/noisy. Hidden gem.

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Monday, January 01, 2018

Good workout but the view is well worth it once you get to the top. On a clear day, views are 125mi+

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

The view from the top extends to the San Fernando Valley and you can see both Westlake and Simi Valley. I could have probably seen further as described elsewhere but the air pollution was a bit thick. It was difficult mainly due to the heat with almost no shade the first half of the trail.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Nice hike. Little bit tough in the heat, but overall not to bad. Nice views and cool geology on the way up.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

One of my favorites in the Conejo Valley. Make sure you attempt the Secret Passage which will require some scrambling and actual climbing of rocks. Fun! Great views of the SF Valley up to Santa Barbara oit to Channel Islands. Start at Lang Ranch Oakbrook Trail. Peaceful and challenging.

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