Explore the most popular trails in Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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.

hiking
closed
private property
1 month ago

Doesn’t loop. Was blocked off on both sides of the fork. First time so maybe I didn’t go far enough?

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail, good workout with the elevation!!

running
no shade
2 months ago

Awsome little paved trail only about 1/4 of the way then have to take narrow bush paths

hiking
2 months ago

steadily up. good intro to other trails. Some weeds here and there. very rocky & steep at the end.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun hike, but I wouldn't want to do it in a stagecoach. pit toilet and picnic bench at the trailhead, but no facilities along the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Great view of the valley but was a bit over grown in some areas there are a lot of different turn offs to choose from during the hike. I have no idea if they all end up in the same place or not. This hike is snake country so be careful and enjoy!

nice little trail. great views.

hiking
over grown
6 months ago

hiking
rocky
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Went here around sunset in April and only saw a few people and dogs so not a crowded trail it seemed. Also thought maybe I’d see coyotes/bobcats but instead just saw a lot of bunnies! Beautiful rocky backdrop and lots of plant growth since we have had a lot of rain. Lots of trails that branched into other trails but most had trail signs. Loved this area. Even had a nice outhouse at the beginning of the trail.

hiking
bugs
no shade
rocky
7 months ago

One of my favorite trails to hike!!!! Came at 8:30/9a and the views are breathtaking. Love the big rocks, helps climbing up AND going down vs sliding on small rocks/sand. Make sure to have GOOD shoes with traction. Lots of wildlife (rabbits, squirrels, lizards, bugs, birds, butterflies, etc.) Lots of different turns and routes you could take but they all lead back to each other so don’t panic or feel lost. Just pay attention. One big circle! But following the app helps TONS! Can’t wait to come back

hiking
8 months ago

All the trails seem to loop. If you get lost it’s okay!

muddy
8 months ago

I started my hike at the Lilac entrance and made my way down to Andora Street near the cemetery. The hike back to my car was a little strenuous near devil's slide, overall, a nice hike.

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
Sat Aug 25 2018

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.

hiking
Mon Aug 20 2018

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
Mon May 21 2018

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
Sat May 12 2018

Love this trail!

hiking
Thu Feb 08 2018

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

hiking
Wed Sep 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.

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.

Sun Aug 13 2017

I loved this trail has lot of rocks and scenic beauty

mountain biking
Fri May 05 2017

love this trail!!

Sat Mar 18 2017

Fun walk!!

running
Wed Feb 08 2017

Short, sweet and unique.

park is closed for renovations, unable to access trailhead

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