1 Black Canyon Road
Hiking Distance: 2.6-Mile Loop Hiking Time: 1.3 Hours Configuration: Loop Elevation Gain: 300 Feet Difficulty: Easy Exposure: Mostly Exposed Dogs: Allowed
Maps: U.S.G.S. Calabasas Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy: Sage Ranch Park
Sage Ranch Park, Perched High In The Rocky Simi Hills, Sits At An Elevation Of 2,000 Feet And Has A Garden-Of-The-Gods Appearance. The Old Cattle Ranch Served As A Film Set For Early Hollywood Westerns. Previous To Its Use As A Filming Site, The Park Road Was Part Of The Old Stagecoach Trail That Ran Between The San Fernando Valley And Simi Valley. The Area Remains An Inter-Mountain Habitat Linkage, Connecting The Simi Hills With The Santa Monica And Santa Susana Mountains.
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This 635-Acre Park Is Rich With World-Class Sandstone Formations, Including An Endless Display Of Unique Boulders, Tilted Sandstone Outcroppings, And Metamorphic Backdrops. Sandstone Ridge, A Long, Steep, Weathered Formation With Caves And Natural Sculptures, Rises 300 Feet From The 2.6-Mile Trail That Loops Through The Park. Beautiful Carved Boulders And Eucalyptus Trees Fill The Canyon. En Route, The Trail Meanders Past Oak Woodlands, Prickly Pear Cactus, Bracken And Sword Ferns, And Orange And Avocado Groves.
Sage Ranch Park
From Highway 118/Ronald Reagan Freeway In The San Fernando Valley, Exit On Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Drive South And Turn Right On Plummer Street. Continue 2.4 Miles To Woolsey Canyon Road And Turn Right. (Along The Way, Plummer Street Becomes Valley Circle Boulevard And Lake Manor Drive.) Continue West On Woolsey Canyon Road 2.4 Miles To Black Canyon Road And Turn Right. The Sage Ranch Parking Lot Is 0.2 Miles Ahead On The Left.
From Ventura Freeway/Highway 101 In The San Fernando Valley, Exit On Valley Circle Boulevard. Drive North To Woolsey Canyon Road And Turn Left. Continue On Woolsey Canyon Road 2.4 Miles To Black Canyon Road And Turn Right. The Sage Ranch Parking Lot Is 0.2 Miles Ahead On The Left.
From The Parking Lot, Hike West Up The Park Service Road. Proceed Through The Gate, Passing Orange Groves On Both Sides. At The Top Of The Hill Next To The Sandstone Formations, The Trail Leaves The Paved Road And Takes The Gravel Road To The Right (North). Continue Past A Meadow Dotted With Oak Trees And Through An Enormous Garden Of Sandstone Rocks. Watch For A Short Path On The Right To A Vista Point Overlooking Simi Valley. Back On The Main Trail, The Trail Parallels Sandstone Ridge Before Descending Into The Canyon. Once In The Canyon, The Trail Curves Back To The East Past Another Series Of Large Rock Formations. Near The East End Of The Canyon Is A Trail Split. Take The Left Fork, Heading Uphill And Out Of The Canyon, Back To The Parking Lot.
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