Description - This 670-acre historic park, located in Los Angeles County, where the Simi Hills meet the Santa Susana Mountains, is rich in natural, historical and cultural significance.
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City view from Santa Susana State Historic Park
- This 670-acre 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. Visitors can enjoy its scenic open space with a set of trails networking through the property. Docents from the Foundation for the Preservation of the Santa Susana Mountains lead regular environmental and educational programs for school children. The Association also operates a visitor center at Chatsworth Park South on Sunday afternoons.
Recreation - On Sundays from October through June the Santa Suasana Mountain Park Association leads guided hikes. Photographers will find inspiration in the springtime blossoms, the striking formations, and the views from the ridges. Equestrians will enjoy a system of horse trails through the park.
Climate - The climate of the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park is hot and dry in the summer with mild winters. Know your physical limits. Summer temperatures can reach 100 degrees and the terrain is rugged. Always carry plenty of water -- and remember to drink it.
The best access to the park is via Chatsworth Park South (Los Angeles City Community Park.) Take the 118 Freeway to the Topanga Canyon Boulevard exit. Proceed south on Topanga Boulevard approximately one mile. Turn right (west) on Devonshire, proceed half a mile, and enter Chatsworth Park South, where there is free parking. The hills surrounding the community park are the parklands for Santa Susana State Historic Park, which is a day-use area.