Thousand Oaks – China Flat aka Dead Cow

Trail Stats: 10 miles, 2100 ft elevation gain Not recommended for horses because there are over two miles of street travel. Horses will not be able to fit through the gate at Saint James Ct. Hikers may begin at the bottom of China Flat trail for a one-way trip to the top of China Flat. This ride has technical sections and is not a beginner mountain bike ride. The footing is firm ground, rocky, rutted, climbing up sandstone rocks. The hills are moderate to steep with a technical climb.   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...

Simi Valley-Johnson Motorway to Rocky Peak Fire Road Loop

Trail Stats: 8.3 miles, 1850 ft elevation gain The footing on Rocky Peak and Johnson Motorway is sandstone rocks with sandy sections. The hills are moderate with a couple of steep technical sections. Horses are allowed on the trails, although there is public access granted through the private community accessing Johnson Mtwy limited to trail use for pedestrians and cyclists, restricting access for equestrians. There are 2 miles of street riding on Santa Susana Pass Rd to connect the trails.   Buy the Trail Book   Share...

Simi Valley-Upper Stagecoach Trail/Rocky Peak Trailhead

Trail Stats: 2.8 miles one way, 1288 ft. elevation gain. This trail is suitable for hikers, sure-footed horses, and intermediate/advanced mountain bikers. It’s a wonder how wagons used to maneuver on these narrow trails with many ups and downs meandering through sandstone peaks. Stagecoach trail is steep with switchbacks and rocky technical sections.   Buy the Trail Book   Share this:ShareEmailFacebookGoogleTumblrPinterestTwitterLinkedInReddit

Simi Valley – Lower Stagecoach Trail / Rocky Peak Trail / Chumash Trail

Trail Stats: 8.2 miles, 2000 ft. elevation gain There are approximately 3 miles of street riding to connect back to Corriganville Park. Most of this ride is in full sun with rocky  technical sections. This trail begins on the historic Stagecoach Trail. The trail is narrow with many ups and downs meandering through sandstone peaks. Equestrians can ride the trail until it reaches Santa Susana Pass Rd. Ride along Santa Susana Pass Rd to Rocky Peak Fire Road leading to Chumash Trail.   Buy the Trail Book   Share...