Victory Trailhead to Simi Valley via Simi Hills

HARD 18 reviews

Victory Trailhead to Simi Valley via Simi Hills is a 11.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Hidden 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
11.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,004 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

hiking
1 day ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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.

4 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

11 months ago

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.

hiking
Sunday, 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.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

recorded A Sunday Stroll

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5 months ago

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