Hiking in Simi Valley: Corriganville Park: WILDLIFE CORRIDOR TRAIL
WILDLIFE CORRIDOR TRAIL - Elevation change: 900 ft.: Similar to Hummingbird
trail. On Local Hikes, there are nice reviews of Corriganville park.
Corriganville is a lovely 246 acre park, and one of my favorite places
for a morning hike. The interpretive trail meanders down an oak shaded
trail on both sides of a small creek, with interpretive signs detailing
both nature and the 3500 movies made at this location almost 40 years
ago. The slightly longer Loop trail takes you though some of the spectacular
sandstone formations. The longest hike from this park is WILDLIFE CORRIDOR
TRAIL - Elevation change: 900 ft. This is a path leading from Corriganville
Park to Rocky Peak Trail. The trail passes under the 118 freeway through
a wildlife tunnel. A short way up Rocky Peak Trail from the junction
is the Rock House, a small room built under a rock overhang.
Trailhead: The trailhead is located in Corriganville Park on Smith
Road in Simi Valley.
WILDLIFE CORRIDOR TRAIL: After you park your car in Corriganville Park
parking lot, please enter the park and keep going straight. There are
lot of marking and boards for trees in this park but unfortunately very
few signs for hikers. Towards the end of the park, you will enter Rotary
Club Youth Camping site. Once you pass it, you will see the 118 freeway
and then this "WILDLIFE CORRIDOR TRAIL" really starts. This
is a moderate to tough hike for normal people- 4 miles in distance and
around 900 feet elevation gain. This is perfect for weekend morning.
Compared to Rocky Peak trail, which starts from Rocky Peak exit on 118,
and the Hummingbird trail, that is on the north side of Kuhner exit,
this WILDLIFE CORRIDOR TRAIL is less popular and you will hardly find
much details about 'WILDLIFE CORRIDOR TRAIL' on the internet except
this page LOL!
Actually, WILDLIFE CORRIDOR TRAIL falls in the middle of Hummingbird
and Rocky Peak hikes as shown in the map below. Rocky Peak is a popular
hike and you will see lot of people on weekends. Rocky Peak is also
most of the time on the fire road. On the other hand, you will have
a better hiking experience with WILDLIFE CORRIDOR TRAIL on its narrow
trails, quietness and birds around you. Also, this trail passes under
the 118 freeway through a wildlife tunnel which in opinion has nice
Probably this is the best photo taken with any iPhone in my opinion.
Anyway, it shows the tunnel underneath freeway 118.
Here are some pictures of the WILDLIFE CORRIDOR TRAIL taken on Treo
or from Microsoft Virtual Earth to help you plan your hike!
Picture: Arial overview of the Corrganville Park and how our trail
goes through it!
Picture of the duct for wildlife to cross the freeway! It is cool to
see it! Don't worry there is no wildlife there most of the time except
some graffiti on the walls!
Once you hit Rocky Peak Fire Road, turn right and go few hundred feets
and then climb up few feet on the big rocks on your right. They give
very relaxing views of Simi Valley on the west as well as whole San
Fernando Valley on the east side!
Some caves and rock formations:
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