This is a CO-ED event, feel free to bring spouses, friends, conquests, potential conquests and/or the person you wake up next to. All are welcome! Wear light, comfortable clothes and bring a towel, if you sweat a lot. WATER IS MANDATORY!! The hike should take about 120 minutes. This is a Very Dog Friendly Hike!
10700 West Escondido Canyon Road
Agua Dulce, CA 91350
(Do Not Use Apple Maps - Use Google Maps)
GPS Coordinates: 34.488905, -118.321412
About the Location:
Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park is a dramatic desert wonderland, with striking rock formations that point skyward at a 45-degree angle. This 932-acre Los Angeles County Park delivers a scenic desert backdrop for hikers, and is just a quick drive from LA. This pairing of unique beauty and convenience has made Vasquez Rocks a popular location for the film industry and the park has a long list of credits, including Star Trek, Blazing Saddles, and The Flintstones. There are several hikes possible in the park. For something short, you could enjoy a half-mile exploration of Famous Rocks, the most recognizable rock formation in the park. The Pacific Crest Trail also passes through the park and can be connected with a Foot Trail to form a 3.4-mile loop with 325 feet of elevation change. The loop passes through impressive sandstone formations and presents great views of the park.
Directions & Parking:
Drive up the 5 Freeway to Newhall Pass and take exit 162 for Route 14. Drive 14.3 miles north on Route 14 (Antelope Valley Freeway) and take exit 15 for Agua Dulce Canyon Road. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp and drive north for 16 miles on Agua Dulce Canyon Road to a sharp right hand turn in the road. Take it, and continue up Agua Dulce Canyon Road, which becomes Escondido Canyon Road after 0.2 miles. At 0.8 miles from the turn, you will make a right hand turn into Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park. Inside the park, turn right at the split to stop by the visitor center, or proceed to the left down the dirt road toward the Famous Rocks and trailhead for the Pacific Crest Trail.
GPS: 34.488905, -118.321412
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From March 15, 2015 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Save to calendar
Categories: METal Sunday Hikes