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Tapo Canyon Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Simi Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.3 mi Elevation gain 698 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Bird watching

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Bugs

Over grown

Rocky

No shade

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Reviews (442)
Photos (295)
Recordings (453)
Completed (464)
Dilbagh Singh
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Walking

Great Hike.

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Jolene K
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Hiking

Very little shade so recommend starting early in the summer to avoid the heat. Wide path for most of it, very dry this time of year.

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Brandon Caplin
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Talen Naylor
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Hiking

Beautiful Trail! Not too hard.

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Katherine Hwang
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Hiking

Pretty good easy to moderate trail. You could make it easier by not going around the loop and just turn back as there is moderate incline around the loop. It was great to see so much wildlife—dozens of bunnies and birds along the trail. There were equally a good number of ants including red ants so those of you with dogs, beware their little paws! I saw woodpeckers, yellow-breasted chats(?) and hummingbirds. This is a popular trail for mountain bikers as well so watch out!

Krystyne Taub
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Hiking

If you geocache there are quite a few caches to knock off your list. A nice steady hike. Low elevation and little bit of shade. But a nice go to quick hike!

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Andi Harris
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Hiking

Great trail for a shorter hike. Starts and ends pretty flat with shade, then a few hills with very little shade for about 2 miles. Nice quiet canyon hike.

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Robert Kay
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Hiking

Nice moderate quick trail. Great for kids. Seen two horned toads out here. Also saw a bobcat and heard a bobcat/mountain lion so be alert!

Roberta Werre
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HikingBugs

I love the oak tree tunnel!

Isaac The Walker
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Hiking

Really enjoyable hike. Not too busy but also well maintained. Coming back for sure

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Mik R.
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Hiking

Great hike to start getting back in shape

Joshua Ruiz
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Hiking

My go to trail with my dog or quick mountain bike ride.

Phillip Hollis
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Hiking

Trail is nice and wide and also very popular to the top of the ridge before the loop begins. Beautiful views at the top of the ridge. In the loop, the traffic lightens up considerably and the trail can be much thinner for a bit which always makes me a bit nervous this time of year. Nerves didn't fail as I saw two healthy rattlesnakes on this hike, thankfully on a wider part of the trail. Great hike though with nice shade here and there.

Cindysue Compton
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Hiking

This is my quick go to trail. It's a really nice gradual incline that has trees that provide a good amount of shade on many parts of the trail.

Katie Ellis
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Love this trail so much!

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Terri Cooper
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Hiking

A great workout, but not super scenic. You don’t get to see any of the valley.

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Stevie Foster
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Hiking

Very birdy! Lazuli bunting, Wilson’s warbler, lots of flycatchers, and a western tanager! Very beautiful too with all the trees and flowers right now. Make sure to get there early in the hotter weather - the last hour was pretty scorching.

Christy “CC” Cheung
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Hiking

Great little trail, perfect for hiking as well as mountain biking. Come out early to avoid trail traffic and enjoy wide open trails!

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Chris Chris Paschall
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Hiking

Great hike! Go early if it's going to be hot. There's intermittent shade once you're on the loop and on the way up, but it's probably broiling in the afternoon.

Lindsey Cardilino
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Mountain biking

Beautiful trail for a beginner! Keep coming back.

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Boris Zhitomirsky
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Hiking

Been there with children. They were very excited to see many rabbits. The vegetation is good at this time of the year. Trail could be a little muddy, so have a spare shoes when you are getting in a car.

Jessica Serr
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Hiking

Great hike! Be careful on warm days in the loop because there are snakes! We saw 2 non-poisonous snakes a a pretty big rattlesnake! Big enough to give us a scare!

Jenny Frain
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Matt S
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Hiking

Sunday afternoon with Ruth

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nikhil kulkarni
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Will Lewis
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Hiking

Fun trail

Terry Broadbent
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Hiking

Short hike up to the ridge and back great views.

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Matt S
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Hiking

great midweek hike

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