Great find in the Thousand Oaks – Oak Park area. I was reminded of Point Mugu area trails with a good climb to a flat area at the top. The trail was a bit crowded at the start but I did receive good directions from a couple of helpful hikers. Simi Peak is the highest point in the Simi Hills an offers 360 degree views. This hike had a little of everything I like – big views, cool rocks, a cave, some rusted old machines, wildlife and solitude.
Photo 1 –Photo 2 – Simi Peak
The view of the Santa Monica Mountain Range was spectacular and these pictures cannot do it justice. One can see from one end of the range to the other, from Point Mugu to Topanga and beyond. I picked out the obvious landmarks such as Sandstone Peak. Photo 2 – close-up of Sandstone Peak (sorry for the dirty lens).
Shots of down below
Heading back down