Warning: There is a steep section of rock on this trek and the trail walking the ridge of the rock has caused problems in the past with folks who have a fear of heights. You’ve been warned….
This is an easy hike with sweeping views of both Simi and the SF Valleys from atop the eastern ridge of the Simi Hills, and is close to MANY of our members. We’ll stop on the big rocks and watch the sunset at 8:01 pm!
The rocks here are quite amazing, it’s a hidden gem of local hikes.
Distance: 3 miles
Elevation Gain: 300′
Difficulty: Beginners, no problem.
Water Fountain: No
Parking: Free and paid, read below to learn more
Sunset: 8:01 pm
Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes
Directions: If you live in Simi, it’s possible to get here from Box Canyon Road, but more straightforward if you follow the directions below, somewhat modified but otherwise snarfed from another group’s description:
From the 118 go on Topanga Canyon south and turn right on Plummer. Continue until road curves to the left and turns into Valley Circle and then Lake Manor Drive. Go until you reach a three way stop at Woolsey Canyon. (Make sure you go past Box Cyn and continue to Woolsey.) Turn right on Woolsey and follow the windy road to the top. Turn right on Black Canyon Rd (N American Cutoff Road) where the water tower is. Parking lot is about 1/8th of a mile on the left by a gate.
From the 101 exit at Valley Circle and go North. Continue until you pass Roscoe Blvd. When you get to the three way stop at Woolsey Canyon turn left and and follow the windy road to the top. Turn right on Black Canyon Rd (N American Cutoff Road) where the water tower is. Parking lot is about 1/8th of a mile on the left by a gate.
Flashlight/headlamp, charged and ready to go!
Dress for the weather!
COVID-19 DISCLAIMER / RULES
Please follow the guidelines under the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). https://covid19.ca.gov/
COVID information for Ventura and LA counties:
Your participation means you agree with the observance of mandated COVID-19 safety measures and you agree to follow these rules:
• Each participant will observe social distancing of 6 ft. among ourselves.
• It is required to carry a mask and wear it at the start of the hike.
• Be considerate and wear your mask when near each other or near other hikers passing by.
• Cover your mouth with your elbow if you need to sneeze or cough.
Parking: There is a small free parking area by a small grove of trees close to the gate. If that is full, you’ll need to drive a SHORT distance up the road where it will cost you a few bucks.
Disclaimer / Release of Liability: You must RSVP to attend this event, no exceptions. Hiking and other outdoor events are inherently dangerous and accidents can happen. By participating in any posted event, you’re taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. This Meetup Group and its organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. You are responsible for you. If you choose to sign up for any events, you are releasing the Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgement and experience. This applies to any guests you may invite.