This historic park, located in Los Angeles County where the Simi Hills meet the Santa Susana Mountains, is rich in natural, historical and cultural significance. Here in the western part of the Transverse Ranges, the land is dominated by high, narrow ridges and deep canyons covered with an abundant variety of plant life. The park offers panoramic views of the rugged natural landscape as a striking contrast to the developed communities nearby. May through November is usually dry. Cold, wet winters can send torrents of water over the bedrock. Rarely, heavy rains can cause flash floods in arid canyons. The park is open daily, 8am to sunset.

my dog and me loved this hike. not too much traffic and the trail was maintained and I loved all the rocks. I took multiple routes. There are lots of options for all levels.

Love the amount of rocks on the trail, big rocks easy to step on. Keeps you focused and on the trail, very meditative. I’ve done this trail numerous times, both hiking but primarily running. I usually walk/jog in spots going uphill then run the entire way down. Light feet and focus on the way down since there are so many rocks. I have seen coyotes on the trail, but they seemed to mind their own business. Just respect that it is their home, not ours. There are a bunch of trails to choose from but they all end up going to same way in the end so don’t get confused. The signs for Old Stagecoach are up at most of the forks, but if you miss it you’ll probably come right back to it. Both sun and shade! Love this hike!!

walking
4 months ago

Ran the Santa Susana Pass Rd. from Chatsworth to Kuehner Dr. in Simi Valley - about 4 miles. Fun run, going up and then down 700 feet. In a few tight curves watch out for vehicles. Chances of coming across wildlife on the Rd., during the day, appears to be very slim.

No shade and we did see a rattlesnake but overall great hike! We went around 7:30 am on a Saturday and were the only ones there. Will definitely be back.

hiking
8 months ago

First time hiking or doing anything physical in a really long time. Entered the trail at Larwin close to Chatsworth Park South. Followed the paved path till it ended and continued on the unpaved trail beyond it ... I wandered on a different trail by accident and found myself in a much rougher and steeper hike.... turned right instead of left after coming to a fork beyond the end of the paved path... There was still a trail but it was significantly tougher toward the top close to Lilac... Was worth it though and was proud of myself when I finally got to the sign. Now that I know where I turned wrong the next time should be much smoother! And btw... It’s still spring so watch that poison oak!

hiking
8 months ago

Love this trail!

hiking
11 months ago

It's a fun hike in a quiet corner of the valley, nothing special but a few places to clamber about in.

hiking
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hiked Stagecoach trail from back of Corriganville in Simi Valley to Chatsworth. It was a nice moderate hike, not too strenuous, but watch out for poison oak at top of section between Corriganville and Santa Susana Pass road! Once you get into Chatsworth the different trails are marked well.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Starts off on asphalt road. Take the quary trail and it will meet up with the Santa Susanna trail. Nice view at the top. Along the road you can actually see holes where they planned to put dynamite. There is also a sign commemorating the road dated in 1930. About 3 mile round trip.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

I loved this trail has lot of rocks and scenic beauty

mountain biking
Friday, May 05, 2017

love this trail!!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Fun walk!!

trail running
Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Short, sweet and unique.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

park is closed for renovations, unable to access trailhead

hiking
Sunday, January 08, 2017

Hiked from the bottom trailhead where Valley Circle, Lassen, and Baden cross, to the top trailhead on Lilac Lane. At the top you can see the San Fernando and Simi Valleys. The historical marker is along the trail at (34.261553,-118.628923). A great family hike, but 650 feet of elevation change is not for out-of-condition hikers.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

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!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Temporarily closed

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Looking forward to the hike but the park was closed

hiking
Thursday, March 03, 2016

Closed due to hazardous waste.

hiking
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The scenery was beautiful but I got very turned around with all the little trails going off in different directions. Enter the trail on Larwin off of Devonshire. Part of the trail was paved. I would do this again at a later time.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Great hike to explore and jump around on rocks.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

One of my favorite mid week hikes!

Monday, October 12, 2015

About as neat as a trail in Los Angeles Incorporated can get. Sunrise views are pretty epic.

hiking
Saturday, July 05, 2014

Pretty good hike. Not too difficult.

on Old Stagecoach Road

hiking
Thursday, February 06, 2014

I hiked this trail ever since i could hike! since i was like 4 or 5. i know the chatsworth mountains like the back of my hand! in high school my friends and i would ditch class and smoke pot in these hidden areas i found for us. we called them our secret spots. I remember once i was so upset with my family that I ran away with a sleeping bag some food and a back pack full of my camping gear and stayed in the mountains for 3 days and 2 nights. i found some amazing spots there. i could never get lost there. i was always comfortable. as i got older my friends and I dropped acid here and over all enjoyed our adventures in nature. we almost never stuck to any specific trail we would just have a blast and find new spots! this is home for me. i cant believe i moved so far away from here… i miss it sooo much. damn, i just made my self cry. ='( home sick!

on Old Stagecoach Road

hiking
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

This is one of my favorite local trails, since it's not too far from where I live. Lots of cool rock formations to climb on, nice views and other little hiking trails to discover. There is no shade, so get there early! The hills aren't too steep so it's an easy to moderate hike depending on which trails you take. Being plenty of water and sunscreen. Not many hikers around here, so it's a pretty peaceful hike.

hiking
Thursday, March 21, 2013

This is a very nice trail; great views, awesome history and well maintained. In fact the whole Santa Susana State Park is very nice - lots of trails criss-crossing everywhere. Great for dogs - but watch out for rattlers!

hiking
Thursday, February 14, 2013

This is a nice little jaunt, not too difficult. There are a lot of cool rock formations. The route shown by AllTrails meanders a bit, I take a straighter path and measured my round trip to the marker (the white sign) and back at 2.5 miles.

I like this hike for historical value. It started as an old Indian footpath, and "served as the main commercial overland route between Los Angeles and San Francisco between 1861 and 1875, with three stages a week leaving Los Angeles. Although the journey north was about 400 miles and took three days, the most difficult part was crossing the Santa Susanas."


hiking
16 days ago

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