On the western end of Simi Valley, Mt. McCoy is known as the hill with the large cross at the top. From the top of Mt. McCoy, enjoy breathtaking panoramic views in every direction, including views of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Wood Ranch, Old Boney Mountain, and the Channel Islands. Cut under the direction of the Rancho Simi Trail Blazers in 1997, the trail leading the top is 1.3 miles long and climbs 500-600 feet. It contains switchbacks surrounded by coastal sage scrub, chaparral, and other vegetation. This is a mild hike and is great for all ages. From the top, there is a dirt track extending south toward the Presidential Library as well as a dirt trail extending north, down the mountain, to connect with Tierra Rejada Road. The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District owns 200 acres surrounding Mt. McCoy.
How to Get There:
A trailhead leading to the cross on Mt. McCoy is found on the western end of Washburn Street. To get there, you take Royal Ave. west of Madera Road, take a right at the “T” intersection onto Acapulco Avenue and an immediate left on Washburn. The trailhead is located where Washburn Street curves and becomes Los Amigos Avenue.