Mt Mccoy Trail

Simi Valley, California 93094

Distance2.7mi
Elevation Gain1,830ft
Trailhead Elevation776ft
Top1,310ft
Elevation Min/Max703/1310ft
Elevation Start/End776/776ft

Mt Mccoy Trail

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."

"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."

Mt. Mccoy Trail Reviews

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1/17/2009
It took me a few tries to get to the top, but i made it today!
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1/21/2007
We started in early afternoon. I had my 9 month old son on my back. My wife, 10 year old son and 7 year old daughter accompanied us. We took the newer switch back trail. We did see some families take the older direct route. We met them on the top and gave them directions for the switchback route down. The trail was fine and had great views from the top. Someone was having a medical problem on the top. A fire engine and ambulance came up via a fire road, perhaps from the Ronald Regan Library. It was a fine Sunday afternoon day hike with the family.
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Trail Information

Simi Valley
Nearby City
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
USGS Simi Valley West
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Oct 2018