Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park is a park in California. This park is at the edge of a residential area in the city Chatsworth. It borders Simi Valley. It is in an area of interesting rock formations. It is usually very dry. It's historic status comes from the old stage coach trails go through then park. It's a small park but quite hilly and so generally your climbing or descending.
This park can be extremely hot in the summer and there isn't any water or shade. You should definitely carry water.
There are three trail heads into the park. It is probably best to get a map which is available from the brochure section of the Santa Susana State Park web site.
The park has been under going improvement and so some trails maybe be added or changed, there are many more trails and trails with signs in the park that are not listed in the brochure.
This park borders private property and it's not clear in some cases where the park ends and private property begins. Some of the trails even briefly go over private property, although hiking it you'd never know it. In other cases it's clear that you're going to private property. The (GaiaGps premier level) private land overlay may be useful if you are going to wander around the many unmarked trails.
There are no parking fees for any of the entrances although for the lower entrances you'll be parking on surface streets. The Lilac parking lot is generally not full, although the street parking is typically limited.
While the trails on this park are used, it's not a particularly popular park, with the exception of some events like 4th of July.
There is a restroom near the Lilac street trail entrance.
The Lilac entrance can be reached from the 101 Freeway take the Rocky Peak exit, turn south, after few feet it will T into Santa Susana Pass road make a right onto Santa Susana Park Road (heading west) and then a left onto Lilac. There is a dirt parking lot on the left in about a quarter mile. This is access to the Old Santa Susana Stage Coach road (veer right from the parking lot) and there is a plaque commemorating this a little way down.
The other trails heads are in residential areas. 10265 Larwin Ave and 9887 Andora Ave. You'll have street parking or have to park in the Chatsworth Park South Parking lot.
Dogs on a leash are allowed on trails.