5.7 Mile Loop – Easy to Moderate (850′ of elevation gain/loss)
DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD: In Simi Valley, take Highway 118 east to the Reseda Blvd exit (about 6 miles east of Santa Susana Pass). Turn left (north) onto Reseda Blvd and drive 1.7 miles north to its T-junction with Sesnon Blvd. Turn right (east) on Sesnon Blvd and drive 0.1 mile to the “end” of Sesnon Blvd [it’s interrupted by Aliso Canyon where our hike will start; there’s no bridge across the canyon].
The hike begins near Porter Ridge Park. It descends into shady Aliso Canyon and follows a seasonal creek to the south. Then it heads west along the Palisades Trail to the Limekiln Canyon Trail. It then heads north to the Sesnon Trail and follows it east to Porter Ridge Park (there’s sometimes a great view from there). Our hike will be clockwise.