Vasquez Rocks Trail

"Vasquez Rocks is a natural phenomena created by the San Andreas Fault. The upturned stones jut out at bizarre angles and are one of the most commonly used recognizable television and movie backdrops that you will ever see. The rocks have been employed in everything from the Austin Powers’ movies to Bonanza to Blazing Saddles, but they are probably most famous for their use in the original Star Trek episode where Captain Kirk battled the Gorn. Remarkably, the entire episode was pretty much filmed in the parking lot. It is interesting what editing can do for a television show or movie."
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Trail Statistics & Information

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Santa Clarita
Length: 1 total miles
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trail Type: Loop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Top Elevation: 2,600 feet
Other Uses: Dogs Allowed
Local Contacts: County of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation
Local Maps: USGS Agua Dulce
Topo Map: Vasquez Rocks Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Best Hikes with Dogs: Southern California Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Guide
Trail Directions: View Guide