Hummingbird Trail in Simi Valley, CA


The Hummingbird Loop Trail is in the northeastern area of Simi Valley in Los Angeles, California. The trail follows Hummingbird Creek and features rocky formations of sandstone. Experienced hikers and mountain bikers consider this trail challenging and enjoyable.

A variety of plant life grows along this trail. Depending on the direction of the ground’s slope and mineral makeup, the plants differ widely. Some of these plants are considered fire-climax vegetation as they can regrow after brushfires.

In addition to the impressive collection of plant life, the Hummingbird trail area is also home to a vast array of wildlife. Primarily consisting of birds like turkey vultures, mourning doves, and California quail, you can also find a variety of snakes, lizards, and mammals such as rabbits, gophers, and coyotes.

Rattlesnakes appear rather often on or near the trail. Please be advised to avoid the rattlesnakes and not approach or touch them.


This trail is moderate to difficult due to the terrain and rocky formations, some of which require climbing over to pass.


The Hummingbird Trail is about 2 miles, but there is a longer optional route, about 3.9 miles.

Trail Begins

The trail begins southwest of Kuehner Drive in Simi Valley, just north of the 118 Freeway.

Gear/To Bring

This trail requires sturdy hiking shoes and plenty of drinking water. Because of the trail’s steepness, consider bringing a walking stick to help navigate the inclines. We also suggest a large-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen as this trail does not feature much shade and is mainly in direct sunlight.


This trail receives challenging reviews as it requires a significant amount of hiking experience. The scenery is beautiful, but it is a steep climb with demanding terrain. Some suggest bringing your phone to keep on the correct path as it becomes challenging to stay on the correct route.


Dogs are allowed on this trail while on a leash. However, completing this trail with pets may prove challenging due to the trail’s difficulty overall.


This trail is free and open to the public.

Hike/Ride Time

The Hummingbird Trail takes about one to one and a half hours to complete. If you hike the longer route, it will take about 2.5 hours.

Best Seasons

Fortunately, the Greater Los Angeles Area remains pretty temperate year-round; however, it is best to hike this trail from October through April as it tends to be a bit cooler.


The total elevation gain for this trail is about 1,000 ft.


Parking is available along the side of the road. Please follow all parking signage.

Route Type

This trail is an out-and-back route, not a loop trail.

Bikes Allowed

Bikes are allowed on this trail. In fact, this trail is popular for mountain bikers who enjoy riding downhill on the way back down.

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