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Santa Monica Mountains NRA - Paramount Ranch
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member npsVisitor
N 34° 06.955 W 118° 45.278
11S E 338173 N 3776399
Quick Description: From the NPS Website: In 1927, Paramount Pictures purchased 2,700 acres of the old Rancho Las Virgenes for use as a "movie ranch." The stamp is available inside the ranger station.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/26/2018 6:01:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMZR3F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
From the NPS Website: Paramount Ranch offers several miles of easy to moderate scenic hikes through chaparral, riparian, and valley oak savannah plant communities. Equestrians and mountain bikers may access these multi-use trails. Wildlife sightings might include red-tailed hawks, acorn woodpeckers, blue heron and deer.

Stroll through Western Town and enjoy a shaded picnic area. This real-life motion picture set is altered slightly with each production, yet retains a Western motif.

Sadly, due to the Woosley Fire, (visit link) most of Western Town has burned down. Only the church and what looks like a train or stage coach covered platform with a ticket/telegraph office on one end remains standing. All other buildings have burned down and are closed off with temporary fencing.

I hiked a short 1/2 mile loop up the Coyote Canyon Trail, connecting to the Hacienda trail. It was surreal. Almost everything is black and charred. Only small fan palms survived.
Address:
2903 Cornell Road
Agoura Hills, CA US
91301


NPS Web Page for this Station: [Web Link]

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