Hike the Vasquez Rocks – Famous Rocks – Aqua Dulce

by Nick Phillips on December 29, 2009

Hiking Trails in Los Angeles can sometimes be hard to find. Look no more.

Hikes You Can Do presents; The Geology Trail At Vazquez Rocks


Highlights: Maze of volcanic rocks, Cave, Famous Rocks
Fun Rating: Super Fun
Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 2 Miles
Duration: 1 Hour
Hike Style: Loop
Elevation Gain: 500 Feet
Trail Condition: Well Maintained, compact, riverbed
Shade: Very Little
Dogs Allowed: Yes
GPS: Lat:34.48596 Lon:-118.31394

Hikes in Los Angeles

Famous Rocks

Hike in the Los Angeles area at Vasquez Rocks, in the Vasquez Rocks Natural Area in Agua Dulce, about 25 minutes north of Los Angeles. This Los Angeles hike offers a scenic and surreal hike you can do. This Los Angeles county park offers great hiking for you and your family. We rated the hike at Vasquez Rocks as “Super Fun.” Highlights include, 25 million year old, 150’ volcanic rock formations, caves, a tunnel, wildlife and much more. This is a great hike if you are in the mood to explore. The opportunities to roam free off the trail and discover are endless. You can climb on slanted rock slabs and in caves or mosey along the groomed trail. There is a 2 mile loop trail that allows you to get a good glimpse of everything. While on our hiking trip there, we looked out into the distance and picked a point and hiked towards it. We chose the cave up on the East Ridge and meandered our way on and off the trail. Hollywood has shot hundreds of movies and television show here because of the unusual landscape. Films like…

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Vasquez Rocks Natural Area and Nature Center

10700 West Escondido Canyon Road

Agua Dulce, CA 91390

Map and Directions

Park Telephone: (661) 268-0840

Fax: (661) 268-1343

District Office: (661) 726-4600

For Park Reservations: (661) 268- 0840

Park Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm 7 days a week

Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Trail Map – Download

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Kristofer Bergstrom February 4, 2011 at 12:36 am

Fantastic video! Thank you hikesyoucando! We’re going to go to Vasquez rocks tomorrow and re-enact Kirk vs the Gorn!

Kristofer Bergstrom February 5, 2011 at 2:31 am

We had a great time! Ran on rocks and walked around randomly. Great photo opportunities. Thank you again for the recommendation!

Brian H. April 23, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Hello, just wanted to ask, that maybe that you can add weather or not you can BBQ at these locations. Come on you can’t hike without eating. Thanks

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