4.6 MRT – Moderate to Strenuous (1,000′ elevation gain) or 8 MRT – Moderate to Strenuous (1750′ elevation gain)
IMPORTANT: We’ll meet at the Stearns Street carpool point because there are fewer than ten parking spots at the Hummingbird trailhead and it’s unlikely that there will be enough parking spots available (if any) at 8:00 AM on a Saturday morning. Further instructions will be available at the carpool point.
You have the option of hiking only the Hummingbird Trail, or continuing on to Rocky Peak.
The Hummingbird Trail passes through (and on) a variety of imposing rock formations along the way up to the Rocky Peak Fire Road including very large boulders and giant slabs of sandstone rock, many with small “caves.” Once we reach the fire road we’ll follow it uphill northward to the Rocky Peak spur trail while enjoying sweeping views of eastern Simi Valley, the Santa Susana Mountains, and the Simi Hills (including the Boeing/Rocketdyne facility). We’ll visit the San Fernando Valley Overlook (very near Rocky Peak) and optionally the actual Rocky Peak. Bring 2 – 3 quarts of water and lunch. Wear boots.