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Rex Frankel Wilderness Preserve

Posted by eric on July 26, 2022
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Rex Frankel purchased Mt. Rexmore in late 2013 and donated it to Simi Valley Pinnacles Wilderness Project. There are two peaks on the property, as well as hiking trails.

Rex Frankel Wilderness Preserve


Rex Frankel Wilderness Preserve is a nature preserve in Simi Valley, California.The preserve features oak woodlands, meadows, a riparian habitat and a pond. The preserve is open to the public daily from dawn to dusk. A number of trails provide access to the property.

What is the Wilderness Preserve?

The Rex Frankel Wilderness Preserve is a 387-acre protected area in Simi Valley, California.

The preserve is named in honor of Rex Frankel, an environmentalist and businessman who was instrumental in the development of the Simi Hills Conservancy and the establishment of the Rex Frankel Wilderness Preserve.

Rex Frankel Wilderness Preserve

How to get there

Rex Frankel Wilderness Preserve is located in Simi Valley, CA. Driving directions are as follows: From the 101 freeway in Ventura, take the SR 126 exit. Drive North on SR 126 for about 8 miles until you reach the park entrance on the right (just before the town of Moorpark). The preserve is open from 7 a.m. to sundown daily. Parking is limited and fees apply. There is a picnic area with benches and fire pits as well as several trails that can be explored on foot or bike. For a more strenuous hike, consider the 2-mile Round-Trip Trail which leads to an overlook of an oak-covered valley. For a horseback ride, visit the Frankel Horse Camp which offers rides through oak-filled valleys and up to Mt. Baldy (14,000 feet)

Trails and Activities in the Preserve

The Rex Frankel Wilderness Preserve is a nature preserve in Simi Valley, California. The preserve has over 10 miles of trails that are open to hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian use. There are also several opportunities for wildlife viewing including deer, coyotes, and wild turkeys.

Parks and Places of Interest near the Preserve

The preserve is also home to a number of rare and endangered plants and animals, including the southern spotted owl and the tiger salamander. Named after Rex Frankel, the conservationist who fought to protect it from development, the preserve is a great place to explore whether you are looking for a nature escape or want to learn more about California’s natural history.

Location & Hours of Operation

Hours: 24 Hours
Phone: N/A
Address: 7825 Mesa Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93063

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