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Middle Range Fire Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (2)

A wide and well-maintained fire road climbing up the ridge for incredible views of Simi and Moorpark


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4.9

Miles

7.8

KM

92%

Runnable

2,260' 689 m

High

1,044' 318 m

Low

1,247' 380 m

Up

31' 9 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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Features Views · Wildlife

No shade after the first 1/2 mile of the trail. Bring plenty of water and keep hydrated. Fires are prohibited.

Description

A great run going up the ridge but the payoff is amazing - great views of Simi Valley, Moorpark and on clear days even the Channel Islands! There is no shade after you climb the first 500 feet. Try to avoid during summer. Starting out early, around 7:30am, works well to stay cool. The road ends at the edge of Happy Canyon Camp Park at a gate. The road continues on private property.

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RickG Gutz

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes

#2

in Simi Valley

#7439

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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#2

in Simi Valley

#695

in California

#7,439

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YES..that is a bear paw print! Seen on 12/6/14. You can also see a deer hoof print on the upper right corner. Looks like he was following the dear!
May 19, 2015 near Moorpark, CA
Don't miss the turn off the dirt road to the singletrack trail.
May 19, 2015 near Simi Va…, CA
There are some pretty canyon views to the north as well.
May 19, 2015 near Moorpark, CA
A nice panorama as you get to a higher spot.
May 19, 2015 near Moorpark, CA
Views are enjoyed all along this first section of the hike as you climb to the top.
May 19, 2015 near Moorpark, CA
A look down into Moorpark and Simi with a view of the 23 in the distance.
May 19, 2015 near Moorpark, CA

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