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Coyote Park – Intermediate

Distance: 3.5 miles, Gain: 700′, Intermediate.
This was previously designated easy-intermediate, but some thought it should be labeled as intermediate because of the extended inclines.

A strong and motivated beginner can do this hike. They would be challenged and slow during a few of these climbs. That’s OK, because this is not a conditioning hike, it is a social hike.

The Route.
• This is a lollipop with a counter-clockwise loop. We’ll start at Coyote Park, across from the tennis courts on Valley Gate Rd.
• After heading across the park, we’ll find a trailhead.
• We’ll head up and wind around for about 3/4 of a mile.
• Then we’ll make a sharp left and head up for about 1/2 mile along a wide path that was cleared to prevent the spread of the fires.
• We’ll stop at the bench atop the hill and have a social event and shack share that will last between 30 and 60 minutes (
• Then we’ll follow the ridge for about 3/4 of a mile on a relatively flat section, then another 1/4 mile down to the road. We’ll wait there for everybody to catch up.
• Next, we’ll follow the path alongside the road for about 500′ and turn left. This will be a flat section that leads for almost a mile back to the park.


From CA-23:
North, exit Olsen Rd.
Olsen Rd. east, becoming Madera, for 1.8 miles.
Right on N. Woodranch Pkwy until it ends after 2 miles.
Left on Long Canyon for 1.7 miles.
Left on Bluegrass St. (across from Challenger Park Rd.) for 750′.
Left on Valley Gate Rd. for 1/2 mile.
Park on the street next to the far end of Coyote Park.

From CA-118:
Exit 1st st., south for 2.75 miles.
Right on Bluegrass St. (across from Challenger Park Rd.) for 750′.
Left on Valley Gate Rd. for 1/2 mile.
Park on the street next to the far end of Coyote Park.

Address of a nearby house: 284 Valley Gate Rd., Simi Valley, CA 93065

The Hike:
Distance: 3.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 700′
Difficulty: Intermediate
Pace: 2.0 mph
Dogs: Yes
Restrooms: No.
Drinking Fountains: No.
Parking: Free in the street alongside Coyote Park,
Trail: Double Track, Fire Road.

What to Bring:
1-2 liters of water.
Snacks and/or beverages to share (
Hiking shoes preferred, but athletic shoes will be OK.
Flashlight or headlamp.

Release of Liability:

October 14 2021


Date: October 14, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hiking Group:
RSVP: Visit Meetup Website



275 Valley Gate Rd
Simi Valley, CA 93063 US

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