Sage Ranch Park in the Simi Hills is your boulder escape. If you’re into viewing large sandstones above massive views of the Simi Valley, you’ll enjoy this place. Take a three-mile loop which captures the essence of this park. Many optional trails have been created that visit the other ends of this hike. Some caves and areas can be found that have been settled by the Chumash Peoples some time ago. A good day hike and not too difficult.
3 Mile Loop stats:
Duration: 1.5 hours, 2 hours+ (exploring)
Elevation Gain: 300ft
Dogs Allowed?: Yes
Directions and Parking:
On Google Maps type in “Sage Ranch Park” there will be a medium sized dirt parking lot where you can park. The Trailhead starts from the dirt lot.
You can also use the google maps coordinates: 34.2414126, -118.6717448
The whole hike is generally very casual. Not too much incline at any point, while the path is very strait-forward to follow. You may notice the Boeing sign turning into the parking lot, they own a factory right next to the park. It’s actually a complaint among the residents and avid hikers of this area, and I’ll agree is defenely takes away a little bit from this hike. Imagine seeing plastic fences, roads and buildings next to your hike for a portion. That’s what it’s like.
The main 3 mile loop pass is the size of a fire road. It’s great for walking with a few people and leaves much room for maneuvering around. There are many single track paths in the park that link up with the fire road and explore other corners of the site.
Huge rocks and immense views great you on this hike. This is simply an enjoyable place if you like to go off-trailing to find some cool sandstone structures. Huge and interesting boulders everywhere.
Did not have many complaints with this hike. The scenery was great and the views fantastic. We did manage to get distracted and set out to explore a huge boulder right off the side of the path.
A strait forward hike, nothing too difficult. Will definitely comes back here for a third visit. There’s so much to explore and is definitely fun if you’re one of those who enjoys off trailing to take some photos. The whole journey doesn’t take too long and is generally very easy-going.
A relaxed hike to end a good day.