Simi Valley-Long Canyon to Woodridge Trail

Trail Stats: 5 miles, 900 ft elevation gain There is a lot of climbing. The footing is firm, uneven and rocky in places. The hills are moderate to steep. The entrance from the Long Canyon parking lot to the trail is a little tricky. Equestrians can do a reverse out and back to avoid the ditches. This loop begins at Long Canyon parking lot, crosses over the cement ditches and does a counterclockwise loop in the hills near houses. There is a tough climb up a rocky steep hill leading to panoramic views and a fun single track leading to the parking lot.   Buy the Trail Book   Share...

Simi Valley-Long Canyon Loop

Trail Stats: 7.75 miles, 1600 ft elevation gain There is a lot of climbing on this ride. You will cross the street twice with a crosswalk signal.┬áThe footing is firm smooth ground, but soft and rocky in sections. The grade is moderate with a couple steep hills.   Buy the Trail Book Share this:ShareEmailFacebookGoogleTumblrPinterestTwitterLinkedInReddit

Simi Valley-Wood Ranch/Woodridge/Challenger Park

Trail Stats: 4.9 miles, 700 ft elevation gain Most of the trail is exposed to the sun with little shade. This scenic trail is good for families, novice mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrians. The footing is firm and smooth, and the hills are moderate. This trail feels like you are far away from civilization while being so close.   Buy the Trail Book   Share this:ShareEmailFacebookGoogleTumblrPinterestTwitterLinkedInReddit

Simi Valley-Sage Ranch Loop

Trail Stats: 2.4 miles, 400 ft. elevation gain The trail is a great getaway in a beautiful remote area. The footing is firm and smooth with sandy patches. The hills are moderate. The entire loop is on a plateau with views. It seems like the ride is downhill with a couple short hills in the counterclockwise direction. The trail is surrounded by sandstone peaks and grassy slopes. There isn’t much for shade on the trail, but there are trees to rest under.   Buy the Trail Book   Share...

Simi Valley-Simi Valley Equestrian Center to Rim of the Valley Trail

Trail Stats: 3.4 miles, 700 ft elevation gain The trail begins at the Arroyo Simi Equestrian Center at the north end of the parking lot. The footing is firm smooth ground, and patches of sand with rocks. The grade is moderate to steep. The trail begins in the wash alongside the parking lot for a short time and heads south climbing the hills with rewarding views at the top. This photo was taken on Albertson Mtwy overlooking Runkle Hill.   Buy the Trail Book Share...

Simi Valley-Johnson Motorway to Chumash Trail

Trail Stats: 6.4 miles one way, 1450 ft. elevation gain There are approximately 4 miles of street riding to connect the trails. The trail begins through a private community. Public access trail use is granted for pedestrians and cyclists, restricting access for equestrians. (Equestrians can do an out-and-back reverse ride take the Chumash Trail to Johnson Motorway beginning at Flannagan Dr.) These are some of my favorite Simi trails. The footing is mainly rocky with sandstone rocks, some dirt, and sections of sand. The trails are exposed to the sun with little shade. Chumash trail is a single track with some steep technical sections climbing up sandstone rocks with exposed edges on one side. Johnson Mtwy is a more gradual climb and not as technical as Chumash...