Victory Trailhead to Simi Valley via Simi Hills

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Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve

Victory Trailhead to Simi Valley via Simi Hills is a 18.8 kilometer lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near West Hills, 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 are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 18.8 km Elevation Gain: 611 m Route Type: Point to Point

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Come here with the kids a lot. It’s best in early spring or fall with them. There is no shade and some wide paths for jogger strollers, but won’t make it all the way through. Paths get narrow. Haven’t made it through the entire loop yet. Recommend for families. Also lots of open space if you want to get other exercises in. And ample parking.

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12 days ago

Great family trail

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11 months ago

Great hike, easy in the begging and it gets hard throwers the end. Watch for rattle snakes too

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Sun Mar 10 2019

Great hike! It takes a little over two hours to make the loop and get a little over five miles logged. I always start with the big hill to the right as you enter the preserve and go from there.

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Thu Feb 28 2019

Trail now open

Fri Sep 07 2018

This is the best walk on a Sunday. My family and I do this hike twice a month early in the morning. It’s an easy walk with small hills. Depending on your physical activity level the hills are easy. The downside for me is the entrance on Victory has so much dead brush that I worry about fires in the summer.

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Sun Jul 22 2018

Great trail, always clean and nice scenery. Just beware snake. It can get hot and there isn't much shade.

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Mon Jun 11 2018

This trail is definitely 'Hard' per rating. We took the trail southbound (from Simi to Victory), and so glad we did. The north half of the trail is predominated by a mix of grade hills, up and down, and to do that climb on the back half of our trail would have been even harder. There are some good views, including some over the shoulder views of the old rocket facilities. A little bit of the trail was overgrown with fox tails (which isn't surprising now June). Per an earlier comment the best views are more than 3 miles in from both ends. I enjoyed this hike for it's pure challenge and it had some nice sights, but I'm not going to give it a high score for lack of return on investment:l I've hiked on others in the greater LA that I would prefer (Upper Rustic Garapito Loop Trail, Dawn Mine and Sunset Trail Loop, are both shorter but with much better views). Travel time was approx 6 hours for us. Notes: Parking on the Simi side was a bit of a pain, as all the nearby areas are private property, so we parked half mile away in some residential. It was mid 80s and shade is spotty and almost non-existent the north half. My buddy drank 3L of water and I 4.5L; come prepared. Probably because of the warm weather, we only saw four other people on the trail but confident none of them were through the whole of this trail.

Wed Mar 07 2018

Went after rain. wide trails, peaceful, some coyote pack sighting.

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Tue Jan 16 2018

Beautiful view, clean trail, hiking up hill not difficult, excellent for everyday hike.

Sun Oct 15 2017

Boring. Turned around after 3 miles. Too many loud people.

Sun Aug 13 2017

This trail when completed from start to finish is as described. It starts out easy for the first 4 miles or so then begins to transition into the hills. The difficulty comes from mile 5 - 8 which is all the elevation gain. Took 5-6 hours to complete, be familiar with the map as cell service is none existent most of the way.

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Sun May 28 2017

This is a nice easy trail.. Have gone here a few times so close to home. Don't know why it's labeled as hard! Have came with children and dogs as well. Never done the whole thing as it huge.

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