Historic grove weathered Woolsey

Meadow used by Chumash, ranchers


TRAILS NOW OPEN—Hikers who make the steep climb to the China Flat meadow can see vestiges of the area’s cattle ranching history. Scorched fencing surrounds a small plot with a concrete foundation. DAWN MEGLI-THUNA/Acorn Newspapers

Perched 2,000 feet above sea level in the hills between Simi Valley, Oak Park and Thousand Oaks, China Flat is an idyllic 1,100-acre oak meadow that features rocky sandstone outcroppings and native oak woodlands.

If hikers happen upon the right trail, they will p...

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