Mt. Mccoy Trail is a hiking trail in Simi Valley, California. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 776 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,830 feet.
Mt. Mccoy Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Two hundred years ago a cross atop this Simi Valley peak was a landmark to the friars and other travelers who trudged the dusty trail from mission to mission. A cross still stands atop this peak, now named Mt. McCoy; it remains a beacon to travelers and ready reference point for valley residents. But the twelve-foot-high concrete cross has been the object of controversy in recent years, provoking much discussion about the location of religious symbols. Finally, in 2004, the small parcel on which the cross stands was sold to the Simi Valley Historical Society. Thanks to recent efforts by the Rancho Simi Trail Blazers, the cross and 1,325-foot mountaintop are now accessible by a very well constructed new footpath. From Mt. McCoy’s summit ridge, hikers can then join an old dirt road that leads to Presidential Drive that, in turn, leads a short distance to the entrance of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum."
--John McKinney, Los Angeles County: A Day Hiker's Guide (The Trailmaster).
"Mount McCoy is an isolated 600-foot knoll in a 200-acre open space at the west end of Simi Valley. A white, concrete cross, erected in 1941, sits atop the 1,325- foot summit and is a visible landmark throughout the valley. The wide trail to the summit is composed of a series of switchbacks for an easy, gradual climb. From the summit are 360- degree panoramas of Simi Valley, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, the Santa Susana Mountains, the Conejo Ridge, the San Gabriel Mountains, and the Santa Monica Mountains. It was engineered and is maintained by the Rancho Simi Trail Blazers."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes in Ventura County, California (Day Hike Books).
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