6 MRT – Easy to Moderate (600′ of elevation gain/loss)
DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD: In Simi Valley, take Highway 118 east to the Topanga Canyon Blvd exit. NOTE: When exiting Hwy 118 get in the left lane on the exit ramp. Turn left (north) and get in the right lane as you drive under Hwy 118. Turn left (west) on Poema Place and drive 0.25 mile uphill as the road curves northward to the second driveway on the right into Summerset Village (11500 to 11524 North Poema Place). Park on Poema Place [NOT in Summerset Village]
The hike will begin as we drop into lower Devil Canyon just north of Hwy 118 near Topanga Canyon Blvd in Chatsworth. We will follow the heavily shaded course of the long-abandoned Devil Canyon Motorway as the trail heads upstream reaching a large dam in less than two miles. Continuing upstream the canyon soon widens and we’ll pass through meadows and the lower portion of an oak woodland until we reach a large stack of oak firewood where we’ll take a snack/rest break. We’ll then return the way we came.