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Located high in the northwestern Simi Hills between the San Fernando and Simi Valleys at the Los Angeles-Ventura county line, 625-acre Sage Ranch Park provides some of the most beautiful and easily accessible trails in the area. Park features include massive sandstone rock formations, expansive views, ample parking, an outdoor amphitheater with views of the spectacular outcroppings, picnic tables, restrooms and drinking fountains.

Situated in a critical cross-mountain wildlife corridor, the park is rich with fragrant coastal sage scrub, chaparral, native grasses, oak woodlands, and wildflower meadows. Avocado and orange groves—remnants of the site’s ranching history—remain. The southwest region of the park contains a significant riparian area replete with oaks, sycamores, walnuts, and ferns. Springtime at Sage Ranch brings running springs and lush grass to the park—a brilliant contrast to the tawny sandstone rock outcroppings.

Park Features: Sage Ranch Campground: ten sites. Tent camping only. Available by advance reservation for organized groups. For reservation information, call the Sage Ranch ranger station: (818) 999-3753.

Trails: A 2.6 mile loop trail takes you through some of Sage Ranch’s most spectacular scenery. Easy to moderate in difficulty.

Directions: From Woodland Hills, exit the 101 Freeway at Valley Circle/Mulholland. Proceed north on Valley Circle approx. six miles to the three-way stop at Woolsey Canyon Road, and turn left. Proceed up Woolsey Canyon to its terminus at Black Canyon Road, and turn right. The entrance to Sage Ranch Park is approximately 100 yards north of the intersection.

From Chatsworth and the 118 Freeway, take Topanga Canyon Boulevard. south to Plummer, and turn right. Follow Plummer to the intersection with Box Canyon Road, veering left (south) onto Valley Circle. At the intersection with Woolsey Canyon Road, turn right. Proceed up Woolsey Canyon to its terminus at Black Canyon Road, and turn right. The entrance to Sage Ranch Park is approximately 200 yards north of the intersection.

From the eastern Simi Valley, take Kuehner south and turn right at Katherine. Follow Katherine and turn right after crossing the railroad tracks. At Black Canyon Road, turn left and follow steep, winding road uphill to Sage Ranch Park. Turn right into park.

Parking: A large parking area is available at the park entrance.

Address: 1 Black Canyon Road, Simi Valley

Park Features:

November 28 - 10am, River Life, Marsh Park
November 29 - 9am, L.A. River Bird Walk, Marsh Park
December 6 - 6pm, Full Moon Hike, Charmlee Wilderness Park
December 6 - 3pm, Capture a Nature Moment, King Gillette Ranch
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