Explore the most popular hiking trails near Simi Valley with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Simi Cross

18 days ago

Starts uphill right away - lots of shortcuts to challenge yourself. We are new at this and moderately in shape - wasn’t easy in parts cardio wise but do-able. Narrow path but felt safe the whole way. Great view from the top and will do this one again

hiking
18 days ago

Nice hike, but pretty much uphill all the way. Was a great day for this, so I can't complain too much. Good excersise.

The trail is obvious but no signs. Is it open to the public? I know many people go on it.

hiking
29 days ago

I love this trail!! A friend and I came to this trail looking for the secret cave (we didn’t find it) but were pleasantly surprised with the hike anyway! We did lose the trail on our way up towards the Rocky Peak Trail split, so using the map on here really helped us get back on track. On our way down, it was much easier to follow the purple arrows. when you reach Rocky Peak Trail, if you turn left you’ll loop back to where you parked off of Kuenher Dr. if you go right, you’ll continue on a much longer hike but we hear the views on Rocky Peak Trail are beautiful. We brought our dog but there isn’t really any shade at all, so bring lots of water and wear sunscreen and hats. Great views the whole way up...it gets pretty steep at times. We will definitely be coming back to check out more of Rocky Peak too!

hiking
1 month ago

Hi

trail running
1 month ago

Only 2.5 miles up to the peak if you just want a good view (5mi round trip).

It is a great hike to do with your family! There are so many great picture places, and the scenery is gorgeous. Be carful of snakes.

Enjoyed great scenery of Simi Valley. It’s worth to come the top white cross if you are in Simi. 30 minutes walk to reach the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Great with lots of elevation. Most of the elevation is in the beginning half mile and the last half mile near the summit.

Love this trail. Hiking poles helped greatly with the ascent and descent.

hiking
2 months ago

Definitely challenging specially after you’ve done several other hikes and get lost (it happens to me a lot) but it was s good challenge and I totally teared up when I saw my vehicle LOL

hiking
2 months ago

Took this trail from Rocky Peak Trail ... nice and awesome scenery easier than Rocky but it was cause I was going down

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail until I decided to take a different one back. Awesome caves and great elevation

hiking
2 months ago

I will consider this hike as moderate. You go as far as you want we only hike 2 miles we have our 4 month baby so it was a little harder. The view is just amazing.

mountain biking
2 months ago

nice step start but broaches off to different trails. not to hard to be honest but down hill was a blast, pretty fair terrain

mountain biking
2 months ago

this trail was a blast. plenty of easy, moderate and hard portions. couple of benches to chill at and soak in the view.

hiking
2 months ago

A very wide an open trail easy to find from the exit of the freeway. Sandy and rocky the whole way the trail winds and twists as it ascends through the mountains. The sounds of the highway eventually dropping away to pleasant silence. There is an interesting sandstone cave open on two ends early on the trail.
The landscape looks to be filled with scrub brush, boulders, and plenty of side trails branching off in all directions for those that want to explore features in the distance. Please exercise caution if you choose to do this. The main trail is easy to follow and is about as wide as a small street.
Not too hard but certainly a good workout the trail is fairly moderate with some steep sections and an extended steep section as the last push before the summit.
Well worth the trip with good views of Simi Valley, and the San Fernando Valley.
The trail seemed well traveled on the day I did it but was not so crowded that one could not enjoy peaceful solitude.
Will certainly tackle this trail again.

on Long Canyon Loop

trail running
2 months ago

This was a good hike/trail run. the greatest challenge was figuring out the loop. We saw many rabbits, birds, and a few beetles. We believe we heard a rattle snake toward the end of our loop. the start climb had a good elevation and got the heart pumping once you get through the first 12 minutes it was easy.

hiking
3 months ago

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.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Its a brutal climb to the top with a mountain bike. But well worth it for the view and long descent. The down hill portion is fun, and a little chunky in some parts. But nothing too difficult. Not recommended for beginners though.

Nice quick cheap conditioning hike

hiking
4 months ago

The rocky topography (boulders all around) distinguishes this trail from others in the L.A. area. Definitely a good workout-steady uphill climb to the peak (more intense toward the end). View from the peak is great, and the wind at the top offers a nice respite from the Simi Valley heat. You can also sign a trail log at the peak. Dogs will be fine for most of the hike, but will struggle with the final approach.

fantastic challenge and scenery. good amount of wildlife and bouldering fun.

hiking
4 months ago

Great moderate workout on paved road above Chatsworth. Partly scenery of the city below.

Intense at the start going up Hummingbird trail but a good long loop. It’s mostly all exposed so start early.

This was a fantastic hike with great views. I hike up this trail and come down the Las Llajas trail, which makes a roughly 9.5 mile loop. Great for a good calorie burn. Bring water.

What a great hike. Started early to avoid heat. Great views and well maintained trails. Thumbs Up

hiking
5 months ago

Fun hike. Challenging. The uphill route is steep and nearly vertical at points. The path is dusty, so it can be slippery. This is particularly important on the descent, where footing requires attention. The path is narrow, steep and the fall-off is sheer. The hike offers a great workout. No foliage, so bring sunscreen and a lot of water. The payoff is the walk to the crest of the hill - lovely oaks and a beautiful view. Bonus: we also met a bull! A longhorn that looked like "Ferdinand" come to life!

hiking
5 months ago

This is a good moderate steady uphill climb with great views of Simi Valley and the San Fernando Valley. Just note that when you get to the first fork, head left rather than right to continue up the trail. I had veered right and there are a few scrambly climbs and a viewpoint and beautiful plateau like area with wildflowers, but to continue the trail, go left.

There were a surprising number of people on the trail for a weekday evening and everyone was quite friendly and seemed like experienced because no one seemed taxed.

I started the hike in the evening around 6.20 and wanted to get back before dark so I did not make it all the way to the top, so I definitely am coming back. Surprisingly, other people were starting up the trail around 7.40 so I would love to hear what their experience was like starting the climb an hour before dark!

mountain biking
5 months ago

awesome and adrenaline pumping

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