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I finally found the Stagecoach plaque! There is another trail head on Andora Ave. for Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park. There are trail maps but the plaque is not marked on the paper map. I used this existing trail map on this app and just started walking making my best guesses until my hike intersected the app's trail. Awesome view!
The trail itself is amazing. I love that it's not one designated path, and you can explore/climb rocks and go wherever you want. My only issue is all the destruction that had been caused by people not taking care of the place. There is trash and broken glass everywhere, as well as graffiti. The glass is a safety hazard, and much of the graffiti is some type of profanity, so I would be hesitant to bring children along on this one. I just wish people weren't so rude and destructive. Super unfortunate what has happened to it.
Went on the trail and climbed up the rocks. I didn't expect much from this place as it's not much but -- it is. At the beginning of the trail, we witnessed a group of people utilizing a couple rocks to free climb. They were taking all necessary precautions to avoid injury -- which was a relief. We turned the corner and found a spot to climb upward to the top, so we did. There are multiple ways up to reach the top so just pick and choose. Once you make it to the top, sit down and enjoy the great view of the valley. On the way down we sidled our way between a couple of large rocks and on the other side were met with a couple rock climbers -- this time with rope. Again, great to see a variety of people here. When you make it back to the bottom, onto the main trail, it's a short trek to the end. This is not a difficult or strenuous (trail) hike and is particularly great for the view at the top. If you want to achieve a quick climb to the top of some rocks to enjoy a decent view of the valley, this will suffice.
Went on this trail today. i love it. Much of it goes thru private property. That probably why its not maintained. I went all the way to the end where it connects to Las llajas rd. and Browns canyon rd. Last time i did this area I went left to las llajas and down the canyon to simi valley. Its a long hike. I brought my bike.I'm not much of a biker I usually walk uphill and bike back down. One of the property owners stopped me and took my photo and info. He was nice though just informed me that he is not happy that all the maps have this as a public hiking trail and it goes right thru the middle of his property. He said he is willing to dedicate a path off to one side