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Chumash Trail

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 4.3 (16)

Arguably the best All-Mountain trail in Simi Valley.


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Map Key

2.5

Miles

4.1

KM

Singletrack

2,430' 741 m

High

1,357' 414 m

Low

20' 6 m

Up

1,094' 333 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

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Description

This is a local favorite. It's a tough 2.5 mile climb that has many tricky technical sections (loose rocks, boulders, a few tight switchbacks). It will surely challenge a wide range of riders, and it has some fast flowy downhill as well.

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Tim Condit

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 16 votes

#2685

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  4.3 from 16 votes
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Trail Rankings

#186

in California

#2,685

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Photos

Dawn light on the ridge above Chumash. Trail is steep but relatively smooth in the first mile.
Nov 15, 2022 near Santa S…, CA
Morning light, looking down on the first mile of the Chumash Trail coming up from Simi Valley.
Nov 15, 2022 near Santa S…, CA
Looking back down Chumash from the junction with Rocky Peak Trail (crossing in the foreground). A perfect cross-country / down-country descent with technical rocky outcroppings and smooth but often narrow singletrack all the way to the bottom.
Nov 15, 2022 near Santa S…, CA
Looking up the last sustained rock climb section before the top of Chumash. It's rideable but very challenging. At the bottom, try hugging the right edge up over the rock mound, which gives you a split second of momentum before charging the main grade.
Nov 15, 2022 near Santa S…, CA
Looking up the last rock wall before the junction at Rocky Peak Trail (which you can see in the upper left). One of the hardest sections to clean, and a good challenge coming back down, too.
Nov 15, 2022 near Santa S…, CA
Looking up into the last couple hundred yards before the junction with Rocky Peak Trail. This last stretch offers half a dozen small rocky sections, a couple are deceptively tricky. Good challenge, great fun!
Nov 15, 2022 near Santa S…, CA

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Apr 20, 2018
TJ U
May 28, 2017
Anthony Pieroni
2.5mi
Jan 19, 2015
John Logan
Mostly (70%) smooth single track. A few sketchy sections covered by treacherous golf ball sized rocks. IMO, the last 3/4 mile towards the top is ... — 1h 30m