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Simi Peak from King James Court via China Flat HIKE (Oak Park)

DESCRIPTION OF HIKE:  Moderate-to-strenuous 6 miles round trip with 1,000’
of elevation gain/loss.

Our hike in the Simi Hills will begin along a single-track trail, but will soon continue on an old dirt-and-rock road as it rises up the south side of the mountain, providing ever-expanding views to the south.  Upon reaching the apex of the old road, we’ll descend into lovely China Flat with its oak trees and sprawling grassy meadows.  Then we’ll follow a
trail that leads up to Simi Peak (2,403’), the highest point in the Simi Hills, where we’ll have a panoramic view of the surrounding area.

PREPAREDNESS: Bring 2-3 liters/quarts of water (or other suitable liquid) and  lunch/snack.  Wear appropriate footwear (preferably hiking boots) and be prepared for bright sunlight (sunglasses), heat (layers of clothing), and/or precipitation (rain gear). 
Hiking pole(s) and a camera might come in handy.

NOTE: At the beginning of each outing you will be required to read and sign a liability release form (a sign-in sheet).


Head west (toward Moorpark) on Highway 118 and continue on the same road as its name changes to Highway 23 when it curves to the south (toward Thousand Oaks).

Upon reaching the junction of Highway 23 and Highway 101, head “south” (toward Los Angeles) on Highway 101.

Drive 3.75 miles “south” (toward L.A.) on Highway 101 to the Lindero Canyon Road exit.

Turn left (north) on Lindero Canyon Road and then drive 3.8 miles north/east to King James Court (on your left).

Drive past King James Court 0.1 mile to Wembly Avenue (on your left).

Turn around and park on the north side of Lindero Canyon Road [NOT on King James Court] and wait for the hiking leader(s).


The organizer(s) or leader(s) take no responsibility and will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during any Rancho Simi Trail Blazers Club (RSTB) hike/outing.  These events can be inherently dangerous and accidents will happen.

By participating voluntarily you are taking responsibility for your own safety and
well-being and acknowledge, appreciate, and in consideration for being allowed to participate in any way you further agree:

1.  The risk of injury from the many of the activities is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular skills, rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist; and

responsibility for your participation; and

3.  To willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation.  If, however, you observe any unusual significant hazard during your presence or participation, you will remove yourself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and

4.  You, for yourself and on behalf of your heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS Rancho Simi Trail Blazers, its organizers, officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and leasers of premises used to conduct the event ("RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSON OR PROPERTY, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Activity participant agrees that this release will apply to all known and unknown as well as unanticipated claims, injures and damages resulting from group activities, as well as those now disclosed and all rights under section 1542 of the Civil Code of California and hereby are expressly waived.  Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California reads as follows:

“A general release does not extend to claims which the (participant) does not know or suspect to exist in his (or her) favor, at the time of execution of the release, which if known by him (or her) must have materially affected his (or her) (participation and agreeing to) the release.”

By participating in any group event or activity, you hereby, for yourself, your heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, your executors and administrators, waive any and all rights and claims for damages you may have against any and all entities and individuals associated with the group, their representatives, successors and assigns and will hold them harmless and free of all liability or claim of negligence related to any and all injuries, disability, illness, death, loss or damage to person or property, suffered in
connection with any and all activities organized by the group.


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  • Ron R.

    I enjoyed the hike, the beautiful views and meeting some nice new people.

    January 25, 2014

  • MJ

    I am sorry I can't go, I have a bad cold and don't want anyone catch it. Have fun and see you next time.

    January 24, 2014

  • dschuller90

    Cant make it this time but look forward to coming out for future hikes.

    January 23, 2014

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