China Flat Trail

Simi Valley, California 93065

Distance2.7mi
Elevation Gain1,965ft
Trailhead Elevation1,316ft
Top2,200ft
Elevation Min/Max1316/2200ft
Elevation Start/End1316/1316ft

China Flat Trail

China Flat Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Simi Valley, California. It is within Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 1,316 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,965 feet. This trail connects with the following: Suicide Connector Trail, Suicide Trail, Albertson Motorway, Palo Comado Canyon Trail and Simi Peak Trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Conejo Valley (Falcon Guides)
Allen Riedel
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"Walk to a high plateau in the picturesque Simi Hills. The Simi Hills are often overlooked as dry and dusty. Typically cast as hot and suburban, with too much humanity and not enough nature, the hills are really only frequented by those who live nearby. While on hot days the best bet is to climb early in the morning or as the evening is settling into dusk, during the cooler times of the year, the hills are quite beautiful at any time of day. In spring, lovely wildflowers bloom alongside the trail. The rocks are uniquely interesting to those with geologic interests, in that they are very old and display significant strata caused by tectonic shifts. For the layperson the rock formations just look incredibly cool. Most people fail to notice the colors and layers from the highway, but up close the tints and features are even more punctuated."
Day Hiking Los Angeles (The Mountaineers Books)
Casey Schreiner
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"A fun, moderate hike to the highest point in the Simi Hills, this route features some interesting rock formations, a decent elevation gain, and a beautiful stretch of native oak grassland."

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Trail Information

Simi Valley
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Local Contacts
USGS Thousand Oaks
Local Maps

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