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Lang Ranch to Simi Peak – Intermediate Hike

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Lang Ranch to Simi Peak – Intermediate Hike

UPDATE: Please review our guidelines to participate in our hikes. Here are some highlights and a link to the guidelines:
Restrictions apply for your safety and ours:

  • Don’t show up unless you’re on the “Attending” list
  • No “Plus Ones” on this hike
  • Plan on completing the entire hike at a reasonable pace or please find an alternative hike that better suits your hiking level.
  • No dogs allowed.

The hike is an 8 mile out and back with 1800′ of elevation gain from Lang Ranch parkway to Simi Peak. Our route is principally on the Albertson Fire Road, which goes from the trailhead eastward all the way to Upper Las Virgenes Canyon, and is a favorite route for hikers and mountain bikers alike. We’ll turn off this hilly fire road after about three miles and head south for about one mile, on a single track trail, across China Flats and then up to the commanding views of 2400-foot Simi Peak.

The Albertson Fire Road is an especially scenic route in both directions, rising up above the Simi and Conejo Valleys and offering westward views of the Pacific and offshore islands. China Flats was the site of Back to the Future 3’s wild west scenes. At Simi Peak, we will enjoy breath-taking views of the Simi Valley, Conejo Valley, San Fernando Valley, Oxnard Plains, Pacific Ocean, and the Channel Islands.

This hike is exposed almost the entire way, and the sun has a way of sneaking up on you even on a temperate day. Bring plenty of water and portable shade.

Free on-street parking is available at the trailhead.

Take the 101 toward Thousand Oaks. Exit at Westlake Boulevard and turn north (away from the ocean). Drive 4.1 miles and turn right on Lang Ranch Parkway. Continue 0.8 miles and park where the Lang Ranch Parkway makes a sharp left.


The hike host is a volunteer and not responsible for the group. Safety should be a priority for everyone in the group. Please treat this meet-up as hiking with a group of friends. If you become fatigued and unable to continue the hike, it is expected you will advise the hike host of this and return to our starting point on your own. If you are able to proceed, it is expected that you will maintain line of sight with other members of the group at all times and help to promote the group’s safety and fitness goals.

Outdoor sports and other events we plan can be inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Weekday Trailblazers 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.

If you choose to sign up for this or any Weekday Trailblazers Meetup event, you are releasing the Weekday Trailblazers Meetup Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience.

All participants must be 18 or older, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

** Any last minute issues… Peter’s cell phone – (805)443-6174.

December 05 2023


Date: December 5, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 11:45 am
Hiking Group:
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Lang Ranch Open Space

3536 Lang Ranch Parkway
Thousand Oaks,CA91362US

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