Jimbo will lead this hike up the Chumash Trail in boring but beautiful Simi Valley. If you haven’t done this hike before, you don’t know what you are missing. It’s mostly a steady climb to where the trail meets with the Rocky Peak Fire Road.
My plan is to hike up the trail for one hour than turn around and get back to our cars at 8:30 p.m.! Not sure how far we will make it, but the intersection with the Rocky Peak Fire Road is 2.7 miles…so that means if we average 2.7 mph it should take 1 hour to reach the top. Sounds pretty easy, eh!?
Be careful on the downhill at roughly the half-way mark as there is a section of very loose stones where it is easy to slip and fall. Try to land on more of your foot than just the heel for better traction.
Bring a jacket, gloves and hat if you get chilly in the night air.
Distance: 5.4 miles or possibly less.
Elevation Gain: 1200′
Water Fountain: No
Parking: Free on Flanagan
Trail: Single track, excellent condition
Sunset: 8:07 p.m. so bring a headlamp or flashlight!
Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes (unlikely), slip-‘n-fall (more likely)
Directions: Take the Yosemite exit off the 118 in Simi Valley and go north past the McDonald’s. After the stop sign, the first right is Flanagan. Take Flanagan up the hill, then around to the left. The trail head is at the end of Flanagan.
Disclaimer / Release of Liability: You must RSVP to attend this event, no exceptions. Hiking and other outdoor events are inherently dangerous and accidents can happen. By participating in any posted event, you’re taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. This Meetup Group and its organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. You are responsible for you. If you choose to sign up for any events, you are releasing the Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgement and experience. This applies to any guests you may invite.