Tapo Canyon Open Space [lollipop loop] in Simi Valley, CA

July 20, 2024 @ 7:00 am
Tapo Canyon Open Space [lollipop loop] in Simi Valley, CA

DESCRIPTION OF HIKE: Moderate 5 miles with 800’ of elevation gain/loss -OR- 3 miles with 364′ elevation gain/loss.

We’ll start our hike along the Tapo Canyon Open Space trail (T23) just east of Tapo Canyon Road and will follow it as it rises to a junction with a loop trail that includes an oak woodland. After hiking the loop, we’ll return the way we came.

PREPAREDNESS: Bring 2-3 liters/quarts of water (or other suitable liquid) and lunch/snack. Wear appropriate footwear (preferably hiking boots) and be prepared for bright sunlight (sunglasses), heat (layers of clothing), and/or precipitation (rain gear). Hiking pole(s) and a camera might come in handy.

NOTE: At the beginning of each outing you will be required to read and sign a liability release form (a sign-in sheet).


In Simi Valley, drive along Highway 118 to the Tapo Canyon Road exit and take it.

Drive 1.6 miles north to a small dirt parking area on the east (right) side of Tapo Canyon Road (about 400’ before you reach the junction with Lost Canyons Drive).

NOTE: You may also park along Tapo Canyon Road on the dirt shoulders near the parking area.

Park and wait for the hiking leader(s).


The organizer(s) or leader(s) take no responsibility and will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during any Rancho Simi Trail Blazers Club (RSTB) hike/outing. These events can be inherently dangerous and accidents will happen.

By participating voluntarily you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being.