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Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park

All photographs taken by Kenneth A. Larson. All rights reserved. © 2017 - 2017.

Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park is located at the northwest corner of the San Fernando Valley, between the Simi Hills and Santa Susana Mountains.

Starting several thousand years ago, three groups of Indian people came together here, Chumash to the west, Tongva (sometimes called Gabrilinos because they were ministered to be Mission San Gabriel) to the east, and to the north were the Tataviam.

In Spanish times, this was the route between Mission San Fernando and Mission San Buenaventura, not along Highway 101 as you might think. Later, the Butterfield Overland Stage also used this pass which was not an easy smooth road. Passengers got out and helped push up and the wheels were locked and the stage more slid down "Devil's Slide".

The Spahn Ranch was once a movie ranch and later came to dubious fame as home of the Charles Manson Family. It was destroyed in a wildfire in 1970.

There are miles of hiking trails and historic sites within the park. From late Spring to mid Fall, the park is hot and dry to prepare accordingly for your hike.

Enter the parks from:
22360 Devonshire;
10200 Larwin Avenue;
9860 Andora Avenue;
7700 Lilac Lane

22400 Devonshire Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311

P.O. Box 4831
Chatsworth, CA 91313

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