Our favorite hikes in Simi Valley

So, many people I know, myself included, complain about the lack of things to do in Simi Valley.  However, one area in which it is not lacking, beautiful landscapes and plenty of great hiking trails.  In this article you can read about some of our favorites, we hope you take a trip to Simi to check them out!

Chumash trail is located at the top of Flanagan, a residential street off Yosemite above the 118 freeway. It is one of my favorite hikes because of the uphill climbs and the great views of the city and beyond.  It connects to the Rocky Peak trail if you take it all the way (about 5 miles) but I usually just hike until I feel like turning around.  Most of these photos were taken during the spring which is probably the best time for this hike because of all the beautiful wildflowers. I often see hawks circling above and lots of little lizards scurrying about. The trail is primarily used for hiking, birding, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Corriganville Park, located at the base of the Santa Susana mountains off Smith Road, a small street off Kuehner, is another one of my favorites.  I love it, not only for the beautiful scenery and sandstone formations, but also the rich history.  It was originally a working film studio and movie ranch for outdoor location shooting, as well as a Western-themed tourist attraction. The ranch was purchased by actor and stuntman Ray “Crash” Corrigan in 1937 and is now a public park in the city of Simi Valley.  Some of the movies and tv shows that you can see Corriganville Park in are: Fort Apache, Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory, The Robe, The Lone Ranger, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, Sky King, Circus Boy, and Star Trek.

 

Hummingbird trail you can access from the top of Keuhner just above the freeway.  This hike also offers some nice views, but there is no shade, so beware. It can be hot! There is some cool abandoned cars and stuff to look at lying around too if you’re into that kind of stuff.

Sage Brush Loop Trail we never would have found if I didn’t have this cool hiking book.  You have to access it from Box Canyon and then turn right on Woolsely Canyon Road, turn right when it dead ends and then you are there.  We felt like we were on an adventure because it’s quite a drive, but man are there some beautiful views, not only on the hike, but on the drive up there.  I like that this hike is a nice loop, it takes a little over an hour.

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