** NOTICE **

Mountain Park Conditions

First and foremost, a heartfelt thanks and appreciation goes out to all the hardworking personnel from Simi Valley PD, Ventura County Fire, L.A. County Fire, Cal Fire, and others that I may not have seen. Their expertise and efforts saved homes and possibly lives here in Bridle Path. And a big thank you goes out to all the neighbors that helped neighbors move horses and other animals to safety, helped folks evacuate, and in general comforted folks that were stressed. That’s what a great neighborhood does, and it was great to witness. Thank you all!

As most of you know, a vast percentage of the Mountain Park has burned to the ground. The park has not burned to this extent since the inception of Bridle Path, over 40 years ago. All trails have sections blocked by fallen trees and or boulders. As of last night, several fallen trees and brush are still smoldering. We were able to clear parts of some trails of fallen branches and boulders. Standing trees may be weakened and could fall. Needless to say, there are potential hazards throughout our natural wild park. Aside from the fire aftermath that you can see, the air quality is bad considering the ash, smoldering smoke, and new winds.

People will do what people will do, but it is recommended that you refrain from using the park, especially horseback riding, until conditions improve. If you’d like to volunteer to help clear trails, please contact Dave Miller and Russ Pungrchar at mtn-park@bp-hoa.org.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Please be safe.


Bridle Path is a beautiful and rustic equestrian community located in southwestern Simi Valley against the north side of the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area.

Established in 1978, the community consists of 630 homes, each on one-half acre or more of land; 7 arenas; 2 round pens; and one 1700-acre private mountain park on the south side against Challenger Park reserved exclusively for association members' equine and pedestrian activities.  Horse trails run on one side of all of the streets in the community and connect to the trails in the private mountain park.

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At most any time of the day, you will see people out walking, riding, and playing with their horses.