CHATSWORTH to SIMI VALLEY + two caves along the way + a lot of rock scrambling
This trek is for all you rock scramblers out there that love to meander through a maze of rocks. We’ll start out at Chatsworth Park North and work our way up and over The Santa Susana Railroad Tunnel to the first of two caves on our trek to Simi Valley. From there a series of trails will lead us to Corriganville and under the 118 Fwy. to the Hummingbird trail where we’ll take on the larger of two caves that day. Make sure to bring a light. A good portion of this trek will have us scrambling on rocks along the way as we work our way up through a maze of rocks to a couple of 2000’+ ridges before reaching our final trailhead destination. A car shuttle will be used to accomplish this task.
MEETUP LOCATION AND TIME: The Hummingbird Trailhead on Kuehner Dr. in Simi Valley at 7:00 am. (SEE MAP FOR EXACT LOCATION)
EARLIER MEETUP LOCATION AND TIME: Those out my way can meet me at the Thousand Oaks Park and Ride at the corner of Rancho Rd. and Haaland Dr. NO LATER THAN 6:30 a.m. It’s just south of the 101 Fwy and 23 Fwy interchange.
Have a full tank of gas and be willing to drive if needed. Those that don’t drive can help pay for gas ($5/person). It’s about a half hour drive to our final destination.
GOAL: Not to rush through this trek, but to take our time having fun scrambling among the rocks and checking out the two caves along the way.
DISTANCE: 7+ miles
ELEVATION GAIN/LOSS: 1500’/1700′
THE PACE: No faster than the slowest hiker
DURATION: 6 hours
TERRAIN: Single track trails, “use trails”, and rock scrambling
LEVEL: Strong Intermediate Trekker who likes to scramble in a rocky environment.
LUNCH OPTIONAL: After the hike, as an option, we can debrief at El Pollo Corona Grill (1723 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley). This is one post hike lunch you don’t want to miss out on.
MY CELL# IS 805-358-5972
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