“A loop connecting three beautiful trails in Simi Valley.”
— Kristof Mattei
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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.
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
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.