I had heard about Vasquez rocks for a while and didn’t go till my coworker mentioned she was going there for a field trip for an Earth Science class. It intrigued me to take the time to go and experience this popular rock formation located in the town of Agua Dulce. Vasquez rocks is a natural area park and is a U.S. National Historical place. From LA to the park, it takes about an hour to drive on the I-210W and CA-14N. Take exit 15 to Agua Dulce Canyon Rd and just drive straight till you see a sign to the park. Entrance is free and there is plenty of parking. There is parking in the front but it’s best to drive inside the towards the rocks to get that VIP parking near the picnic areas.
Once you park, you can either climb all over the rocks or go on a hike around the area. Hiking trail is about 3.4 miles round trip and will take you around 2 hours to complete. For park information and camp details you can click on the link Vasquez Rocks Natural Park.
I personally explored both rocks and climbed to the top to catch the epic views from above. Both rocks were formed by erosion during uplift 25 million years ago from activity of the San Andreas fault so you just have to take that climb. Vasquez Rocks is also a popular area to film. There is a list of productions that include: Star Trek, Power Rangers, Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, Jay and Silent Bob, etc. The list goes on and on. So if you are fan, you might want to come check out where they filmed some of you favorite scenes. Michael Jackson’s “Black or White”song and Rich the Kid’s “Plug Walk” was also filmed here along with other music videos. Click on the link to see a list of all production Music/Television-Vasquez Rocks.
Like most places, it’s best to come here on a weekday when it’s not to crowded. Hope you take the time to explore this historical place. Don’t forget you can alway bring food and snacks and hang out at the picnic area with friends or family.