OR you can take the 101 west, exit Lindero Canyon and go north about 4 miles til you see the trailhead on your left (just past King James Ct). The "blue" below is the trail I took, but the "red" is the Lindero Canyon route. Also the "red" shows the rest of the way to Simi Peak, which I didn't realize at the time, but we had stopped just about 1/2 a mile short of the Peak. :( We had decided to turn around at the 2-hour point. Oh well, maybe next time.
The hike was 3 hours long and a great workout. It was sunny (sometimes cloudy) and a little chilly. Here are some of my favorite photos from the day:
Click on the panorama below to see it larger:
To see all of the rest of the photos, click this link: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=379051&id=527707845&l=c05349ac0c