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Chatsworth’s Rocky Peak Park

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The iconic sandstone cliffs that have made Chatsworth such a coveted community and filming location might be at their most striking at Rocky Peak Park.

Rocky Peak Park encompasses 4,800 acres of the beautiful Santa Susana Mountains between Chatsworth and Simi Valley. Stretching 5 miles north from the 118 Freeway, it includes the namesake summit Rocky Peak, which is the third-highest point in the Santa Susana Mountains, and affords stunning views of Chatsworth, the San Fernando Valley, Simi Valley, and the Simi Hills.

The L.A. Times rightfully describes the striking “lunar landscape” of Rocky Peak Park as a “hidden Los Angeles gem.” And it’s true: unless you’re lucky enough to live in Chatsworth, or keep tabs on articles about the best hikes in L.A., you may not have had reason to get to know this stunning natural landmark. Luckily, it’s incredibly accessible from most parts of L.A. Just take the 118 to the aptly named Rocky Peak Road, and park at the trailhead just north of the freeway.

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