HummingBird Trail - Trail, Simi Vally, California

HummingBird Trail - Trail, Simi Vally, California

DESCRIPTION

Trick.. Hard and easy

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 05, 2009]
robopopp
Weekend Warrior

What a great trail to ride down. I am not sure about climbing the trail, but going downhill was great. Not too technical on top, but then gets more technical as you find your way down. The middle rock section, similar to slickrock, was fantastic. The tight swithcbacks and small drops were fun. I can see where you can ride in over your head easily if you don't pay attention. Not for the faint of heart.

Customer Service

Rode up Chumash trail to Rocky Peak Rd and then east to trailhead. There is a trail post to mark the trail and a bench for a rest. A great reward for all the climbing earlier from chumash.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 08, 2009]
Kawi Dude
Downhiller

One of my favorite trails for sure! Nice climb from Kuehner up, then up Rocky Peak. Only someone with steel balls can climb from 118 up the pass and up Rocky Peak with out pushing. Technical DH sections with some nice drops off the beaten path, Moab section...... Disrespect this trail and it will toss you:) Not to scare anyone away, I have seen my 100mm brothers and sisters put-put down this trail and have just as much fun as one of those EVIL DH guys. TOTALLY worth your time even if your not into that DH stuff cuz it really isn't that bad. It's the perfect mix and contrary to other posts very little traffic except for peak time when weather is perfect.... I know I do it once a week as part of my training.

Customer Service

Exit 118 and park N of freeway. Ride up Kuehner to Rocky Peak (22 mins) and up Rocky Peak Fire Road (25min) and you are there! Drop your seat and GO!

Similar Products Used:

All of hummingbirds neighbors :)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 30, 2009]
mdkrock
Cross Country Rider

This is a short (less than 2mile) downhill with rocks and some switchbacks that make it a challenging but a fun ride.
I am an cross country rider with a full suspension bike and an intermediate rider. This is my 2nd favorite short-downhill-fun-ride next to El Prieto in San Gabriel Mountains.
Look for the posts that reads "hummingbird trail" from Rocky Peak road about 1/4 mile from the trail head (exit 118 on Rock Peak Rd)

Customer Service

Up Chumash (single track uphill gets you pumping) Rocky Peak Road (kick back and relax) down Humingbird (reap what you sow)

Similar Products Used:

Johnsons Motorway

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 14, 2006]
Chris
Downhiller

Rocky, but still very easy. A good trail if you want to just take an easy ride. Bring water, there is almost no shade along the entire trail. 95* with no shade or water is no fun.

I would reccomend a little bit of suspension for this trail, but it really isn't required. There are only a few realy bumpy sections.

Customer Service

I parked at the bottom of kuhner and rode up the pass and then went down Hummingbird. Got the climbing out of the way first.

Similar Products Used:

G-spot

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 23, 2006]
splice35mm
Cross Country Rider

Here’s a better idea for riding Hummingbird Trail as a loop. This alternate will allow you to avoid the pavement climb of Santa Susana Pass Road, and instead add several miles of beautiful single track.

Customer Service

After riding Hummingbird to the bottom, most people ride Kuehner Road SOUTH to hook up with Santa Susana Pass Road. Instead, while on Kuehner, before you get to the bridge over the railroad tracks, turn left on Smith Road and proceed EAST into Corriganville Park. Continue through the park’s dirt parking lot and follow the trail that continues past the lot (continuing EAST). Keep staying right so that eventually you will veer out at the railroad tracks about 150 yards before the train tunnel. Carefully cross the tracks and look for two yellow posts on the other side. Continue between the posts, veer left and you will pass a small square section of chain-link fence. This is the beginning of the REAL Stagecoach Trail, built in the 1870s, that will take you all the way to the top of Santa Susana Pass Road just before Rocky Peak. The trail is well established now after lots of hard work cutting back the overgrown vegitation. There is one fork about ¾ mile up the singletrack – you will stay left, cross a dry creek, and then continue climbing to the top.

Riding this trail is more strenuous than the pavement climb, but we feel it’s much more enjoyable climbing singletrack than taking your chances with the cell-phone distracted motorists using Santa Susan Pass Road as a commute. We hope you enjoy it too!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 14, 2004]
socalbiker
Weekend Warrior

this trail is a cut off from the rocky peak trail it's so fun i did it in about 30 minutes goin up and coming down... watch out for the thorns, rocks and bushes

Customer Service

take the 118 and get off at rocky peack

Similar Products Used:

the long canyon trail

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[May 06, 2004]
hardtaiI
Weekend Warrior

This is a really good trail if you live near the San Fernando Valley. Initial uphill will get you warmed up and prepped for the rocky decent down. If your riding on a hardtail like me, judge your speed accordingly and watch some of those rocks: they can throw you off rythym and launch you into .... yeah. Didn't see any hikers when I went (05/06/2004 @ 1630), came across three other mountain bikers. A good trail to improve your balance and braking technique(s). Better hope you have disc brakes or great control on V-brakes when you start the descent. The next time I go up, I'll take a picture for the forum. The climb from Rocky Peak/118 to the trailhead for Hummingbird is only 1.5 miles or so.

Customer Service

There are several different routes to take... depending on what you want to get over with first. The easiest is to probably exit off of Rocky Peak (west bound 118 freeway) and park just off the exit. Ride up to Hummingbird, down the mountain to Kuehner, take a quick stop at the gas station for a drink, then up the Santa Susana Pass back to Rocky Peak. You can also park off Kuehner, ride up Santa Susana Pass and vice versa.

Similar Products Used:

Chumash, Johnson, Aliso Canyon, Limekiln, Palisades, Black Canyon (the road leading up to Boeing that connects back Box Canyon).

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 14, 2004]
erok99
Weekend Warrior

This trail combines interesting scenery with a challenging ride/hike that is only 30 minutes drive from Hollywood. Most of the previous reviewers must be pretty experienced; for out of shape novices like me, this trail is pretty tough er, challenging. I started by parking my car on Kuehner Road and climbing 2 miles up the Santa Suzanna Pass road to Rocky Peak Road. From the trail head just off the 118 FWY, there's a more steep climbing about a mile up the Rocky Peak fire road to the Hummingbird Trail head. It's clearly marked. Hummingbird trail is all downhill singletrack. It starts and ends easily but the middle mile is full of tight rocky switchbacks, occasional 1-3 foot drops and sections where a missed turn = big pain/death! The scenic standout is the cool rock formations and caves about halfway down the trail. Just after the caves, there's a 3' drop between two big boulders that my bike barely fit through and I swear there was dried blood on the rocks on either side. The trail ends with some fast downhill sections that end up back on Kuehner Road. All in all, the loop took about 2 hours. Someone in better shape could probably do it in half that time as I walked about 1/3 of the distance.

Customer Service

I liked riding up the Santa Suzanna pass first to warm up and get it out of the way.

Similar Products Used:

I haven't ridden any others in the area yet.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 14, 2003]
Goliath
Cross Country Rider

This has got to be one the best and most challenging trails I have been on. You have to keep your eyes open on every turn because you never know what obstical will be in your way. This is a very good low Expert trail ride which will bring a big smile to any trail riders face.

Customer Service

Coming from Simi Valley, get off Kuener (spelling)go right, take that all the way up the mountain till you get to Rocky Peak Road. Go left and park at the trailhead or you can park on the right hand side. Once at trailhead, its about a mile climb up to the top. The trail is well marked.

Similar Products Used:

Chumash, G-Spot (for all the crazy downhillers out there)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 29, 1999]
Eric

Technical trail, recommend experienced riders ONLY. Tight swichbacks mixed with loose soil/rocks, also with sandstone ledges and a couple of 2 foot drop-off's.

Customer Service

Park at Kehuner off-ramp from 118 in Simi, ride up & back down, or go past top or Rocky Peak amd decend on Johnson (drops into SF Valley) or Chumash (drops back into Simi)

Similar Products Used:

Hummingbird, Chumash and Johnson all merge onto Rocky Peak fire road.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
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