Chumash Trail 6:30 – 8:30…that is it!
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.
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Trail statistics are approximate. For safety purposes always assume they are underestimated. But don’t be disappointed if they are overestimated. Bring more water and snacks than you think you’ll need.
Trail descriptions are based on previous hikes. Current conditions are unknown until arrival. Expect the unexpected and plan accordingly.
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