Rocky Peak Trail

Simi Valley, California 93065

Distance6.1mi
Elevation Gain3,683ft
Trailhead Elevation1,597ft
Top2,668ft
Elevation Min/Max1597/2668ft
Elevation Start/End1597/1597ft

Rocky Peak Trail

Rocky Peak Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Simi Valley, California. It is 6.1 miles long and begins at 1,597 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,683 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. This trail connects with the following: Hummingbird Trail, Johnson Motorway, Las Llajas Canyon Trail and Chumash Trail.

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Day Hiking Los Angeles (The Mountaineers Books)
Casey Schreiner
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"A rugged hike to the third-highest point in the Santa Susana Mountains on a beautiful, well-traveled trail. Much of the area here was former ranch land. This route has spectacular views of the San Fernando Valley, Simi Hills, and Santa Monica Mountains on clear, cool days as well as an unusual, boulder-ridden landscape that’s fairly reminiscent of areas farther out in the Mojave Desert. Note that parking on the freeway overpass is prohibited and enthusiastically enforced." Read more
Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County (Wilderness Press)
Jerry Schad
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"In 1990 the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy entered negotiations with entertainer Bob Hope to purchase Rocky Peak Park—a 4369-acre parcel of land overlooking the Simi and San Fernando valleys. Today, the entire spread—long locked up in private ownership and more recently threatened by creeping suburbia— welcomes hikers and bikers who can start their trip, conveniently enough, at the end of a freeway offramp." Read more
Los Angeles County: A Day Hiker's Guide (The Trailmaster)
John McKinney
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"One conservation success story is the preservation of Runkle Ranch, now Rocky Peak Park. The park, which straddles the Los Angeles-Ventura county line, sets aside some much-needed parkland for fast-growing Simi Valley. The rocks of Rocky Peak are sandstone outcroppings that geologists say were formed some 65 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period of the Mesozoic Era. Besides its namesake promontory, 4,369-acre Rocky Peak Park includes Las Llajas and Blind canyons. These canyons have two of the most pleasant seasonal streams in the mountains. After a good rain, waterfalls cascade down the canyons. Until purchased by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy in 1991, the Rocky Peak area was owned by entertainer Bob Hope." Read more

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The trail is really nice. Huge uphill the scenery is very nice and if you are looking for aerobic exercise also this trail could be 4 stars.
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Trail Information

Simi Valley
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority
Local Contacts
USGS Simi Valley East
Local Maps

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Dec 2018