Want to take a walk in the wild part of town?
-- A beautiful trek into the rocky trails near Simi. Robert and Thais, fellow TOaks hikers, showed me this trail and I'd love to share it with you!
Follow the directions to the trailhead as written below.
Dogs on leashes OK
The basics: About 9 miles roundtrip; 1500' elevation gain. LOOP HIKE
Testimonials from a prior hike here:
The Rocky Peak Trail is located in Rocky Peak Park at the top of Santa Susana Pass on the east side of Simi Valley. The trail to the top of the peak offers dramatic views of Simi Valley and the San Fernando Valley, on very clear days you can even see downtown Los Angeles.
Rocky Peak with an elevation of 2,714 feet is approximately 2.5 miles from the trailhead. The trail can be steep at times for there is an elevation gain of 1,100 feet. Along the trail and throughout the 5,000 acre park are dramatic sandstone formations, caves and stacked boulders.
Bring water for you and your pooch.
Bring snacks, hat, sunscreen, camera.
See if you can carpool with someone -- parking at the trailhead is limited.
I'll collect $1 at the trailhead.
Directions to trailhead:
DIRECTIONS FROM THE EAST: To reach the trailhead take Highway 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway from the east, exit Rocky Peak Road. Trailhead parking is immediately to your right at the stop sign. Overflow parking is across the freeway along Santa Susana Pass Road. (Warning: Do not park on the freeway overpass, you will be ticketed)
DIRECTIONS FROM THE WEST: Coming from the west take Highway 118 in Simi Valley, exit Kuehner Drive, drive south on Kuehner approx. 3 miles. Kuehner drive will become Santa Susana Pass Road. Turn left at the top of the pass, crossing over the freeway and park at the end of the road. DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH (i.e., the SF Valley): Take Valley Circle north to Box Canyon Road to Santa Susana Pass Road (go right). Turn left at the top of the pass, crossing over the freeway and park at the end of the road.
I am a volunteer (i.e. not liable for the group). Safety is a priority for everyone in the group. Think of this as hiking with a group of friends.
Responsibility: I am not responsible for you. You are responsible for you. You should be self-sufficient and be able to find your way to safety in the event you find yourself on your own. I will not lead you back to the trailhead if you decide to turn back.
Disclaimer: The organizer and assistant organizers take no responsibility and will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during this hiking event. Hiking can be inherently dangerous and accidents will happen. By participating in this hike posted on this meetup web page you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being.