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Trail

9.4 mile 15.1 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,664' 507 m
Descent: -1,669' -509 m
High: 2,664' 812 m
Low: 1,241' 378 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)

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Trail shared by Kristof Mattei

A loop connecting three beautiful trails in Simi Valley.

Kristof Mattei

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Overview

This loop hike connects three of the more beautiful trails in Simi Valley. You can find shells at the highest point of this hike (Shells Point) at around mile 5.5.

Need to Know

The last section of the loop (back to the starting point) is on a paved road in a residential neighborhood. Coming down Chumash Trail, go straight to the gate (mile 9-ish) to get onto the paved road.

Description

This fabulous hike is one of the many ways to experience Rocky Peak State Park. The Marr Ranch section is accessed via the Las Llajas Trailhead off Evening Star Drive. The first two miles up the Las Llajas Canyon Rd are a gentle hike on a road to a fork that splits to a private ranch to the left and access to Rocky Peak Fire Road to the right.

Take a right at the fork and begin a steady climb up to a ridge. Once on the ridge, you turn and continue up the fire road. The views are spectacular here. You'll climb the most strenuous section here along the Rocky Peak Fire Road until you reach Chumash Trail - Simi.

Chumash is a singletrack trail which will lead you back down to Simi Valley. You'll have to hike another 0.5 miles or so through a neighborhood on asphalt to return to Las Llajas Trailhead.

Be aware, Rocky Peak has become very popular with mountain bikers so keep your eyes and ears open for fast moving bikers. You are less likely to encounter bikers once you get to the Chumash Trail - Simi section.

History & Background

The area around Marr Ranch is private property. There is a bee farm along the route so please respect the no trespassing signs.

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Apr 1, 2018
Teddy Cannon
Flat road. Nice hike 7mi
Nov 11, 2017
Kristof Mattei
About 4 hours with break. The Chumash part is rocky, which can be harder if you're a little tired at the end of the hike. Very well maintained. 9.4mi — 4h 00m
Jul 23, 2017
Chris Hartley
Jul 3, 2017
Kristine Fajarda
Jun 8, 2017
Kyle Clausen
Apr 27, 2017
Donna Kraus

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