Chumash Trail

#1 of 1 trails in Chumash Park
Chumash Trail is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Simi Valley, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, birding, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

5.3 miles 1108 feet Out & Back
dog friendly birding hiking mountain biking horses views wild flowers
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Great vistas of the city below, interesting sandstone formations, beautiful Red Dead Redemption views and sounds. Look for snakes, lizards and few people on trail. No shade ever. This is a pleasant hike, particularly during the spring when the hills are green and wildflowers are out. Be forewarned that the trail is a sustained uphill trek. There are several spectacular vistas where you can look out over the city of Simi Valley and on a clear day you can even see the Channel Islands. It's not unusual to see hawks circling above and even a deer once in a great while. This trail is also used by mountain bikers so keep a heads up for the speedy downhill riders.

Don Hendricks
12 days ago

5 Completed0 Reviews

This is a nice trail with nice views at the top. There is no shade so in the summer early morning or late afternoon hiking is recommended.

Shane C
22 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Ale Nunez
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews


Lisa Power
1 month ago

3 Completed0 Reviews

Great trail. Views are phenomenal !

Miguel G.
2 months ago

Calico Kat
2 months ago

1 Completed0 Reviews


Anne Schlotman
2 months ago

15 Completed9 Reviews

Great hike. A little deserted at times except for the bikers.

Lorraine Kimmel
2 months ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Easier hiking option or steeper trail both take you one mile to top of hill to a bench. Great views nice wider trail with mile markers. Maybe a bit too steep for young kids and older non experienced hikers but definitely still considered an easy hike just west of rocky peak trails. Right next to the trail there is a paved road that will take you to a water tank easiest walk but not as nature pretty.

Ashley Marcy
3 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Cynthia Fiacco
3 months ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

Windy and cold. Great views and lots if hills

Maria Vanoni
4 months ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Don Bennett
6 months ago

21 Completed22 Reviews

Kayyy Ohhh
7 months ago

13 Completed8 Reviews

Beautiful views! My favorite part is hiking along the ridge-line. Very satisfying coming back down and you get great views almost the whole way.

Tom Phan
10 months ago

24 Completed3 Reviews

Leonora n/a
2 years ago

4 Completed1 Reviews

Enjoyed hiking this trail. Be ready for bicyclists. They sometimes come in groups.

Dustin Hunt
2 years ago

3 Completed6 Reviews

This is a very technical ride imo. very rewarding at the top and an awesome view of the valley below... not alot of people on the trail today which made for a fast decent.

Dustin Hunt
2 years ago

3 Completed6 Reviews

Within the first 100' I was in my gg and sucking wind. The climb is steady and somewhat technical. The peak of each climb is tuff..over the bars. The dh is fast and careful, the rocks and ruts could throw an inexperienced rider if you're not careful. good see you next time.

Peter Gomez
2 years ago

5 Completed6 Reviews

I have reviewed this trail before, and it is always interesting... great views & varied, unique topography. This time Chumash was the last leg of a 10-mile hike that started on Devil's Canyon at the top of Topanga on the SFV side. Gonna do it again in a couple weeks. Not an easy walk but well worth the trek. (took about 5 hrs at a casual pace.)

Dominic Riccitello
2 years ago

31 Completed15 Reviews

I was confused. I got to the end of Chumash trail and there was nothing to see... so I just kept going till I got to the complete top. I think I combined it with something else? It ended up being 8 miles. It had decent views.

Victoria Dario
2 years ago

12 Completed2 Reviews

Gradual hills and incline on the way out, definitely will work up a sweat. Makes the downhill on the way back even more enjoyable. One of my favorite hikes in the area!