Hello all fellow hikers as Jim will be out of town I’m gonna do my best to fill in for him on a few hikes if you would like to join me…..
Will be hiking to Coquina Mine in Simi Valley. A little history on the trail from Alltrails…. ” This was a mining operation that started in 1929 and ceased in year 1935. Limestone was mined here for an extremely pure form of Calcium Carbonate (Calcite CaCO3) As you start to travel further up the trail you’ll find abandoned mining equipment with large boulders of both Limestone and Fossils. The trail will end at the mining site with the largest mining equipment abandoned there. This was a strip mining operation so there are no shafts or adits ” This trail is a out and back but will will be doing this as a loop trail.
Trail mileage about 7 miles
Elevation gain about 1100 ft
Dogs are allowed must bring leash
Will be a loop trail
Rated Moderate hike
Free street parking
This hike will Start off on a paved road for about 200 feet then becomes a dirt fire road through a Canyon until we turn off to make our climb to Coquina Mine. From here we will be on a single track trail. Once we leave the top of Coquina Mine we will make our way back down to a split were we will start our loop. This section will be narrow and follows the side of a mountain were will follow the backside mountains of Simi Valley. Most of the trail will be in mountain ranges and canyons with no views of housing or commercial buildings. Generally a lot of wildlife in this area so hopefully we will get lucky to see some within eyesight. Just a friendly reminder to please bring enough water for the entire duration of the hike as well as snacks and your mask.
I will load a AllTrails link below that will give you directions to the trailhead location.as well as pics of the trail stats ratings map ect.
Last thing we will follow Jims most important rules..
1) Hike Your Own Hike
2) Stop at all splits or junctions on the trail for others to catch up
Please remember your responsible for yourself but I will leave no one behind and last
3) Have a good tie Lol..I mean time…