The Hummingbird Trail and Rocky Peak

January 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am
The Hummingbird Trail and Rocky Peak

4.6 MRT – Moderate to Strenuous (1,000′ elevation gain) or 8.4 MRT – Moderate to Strenuous (2200′ elevation gain)

You have the option of hiking only the Hummingbird Trail, or continuing on to Rocky Peak.

Directions to Trailhead: Take Hwy 118 to the Kuehner Drive exit. Head north (turn left) to the limited parking area at 2409 Kuehner Drive near the trailhead (just outside the gated entrance to Hummingbird Ranch). NOTE: Pay close attention to the no parking signs in the area. If there’s no room to park at the trailhead, you can also park in the small lot at the northwest intersection of Kuehner Drive and Mt. Sinai Drive, about halfway between the 118 freeway and the trailhead.

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.