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Vasquez Rocks Natural Area

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Address: 10700 W Escondido Canyon Rd, Agua Dulce, CA 91350
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Kept expecting a Gorn to appear

A filming site for Star Trek, Blazing Saddles and many westerns. I took an easy one hour 1.75 hour walk but could have enjoyed a lot more along with some rock scrambling.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Tom L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A filming site for Star Trek, Blazing Saddles and many westerns. I took an easy one hour 1.75 hour walk but could have enjoyed a lot more along with some rock scrambling.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this park and started at the Visitors' Center (Interpretive Center) where there are exhibits and interactive displays. Then we proceeded to the park where we were greeted with amazing rock formations. Some are easy to climb and trek by foot. Atop some rocks, one can see the view of the entire park and some communities nearby. They say these... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect little outing for my active (but very easily worn out) dog and our little family. Great in the morning (8-9am) when there's hardly anyone there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

If you like unusual rock formations made famous in the movies, if you like the outdoors and hiking and exploring unusual places, Vasquez Rocks is a wonderful destination just off Highway 14 outside of Los Angeles. Alone with a camera I spent 3 hours exploring. But a lot of families come here because it's a great place for kids to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The Vasquez rocks are a fascinating place to visit. If you are into science fiction or movies, you're likely recognize many of the things you see you while you're there. Even if you're not a science-fiction buff like me, you will likely recognize the area from some favorite TV shows of yours. They are in fact the most photographed rocks... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

40 Minute drive from Los Angeles lies this other worldly rock formations that defies imagination. It's definitely a must see place. That is why a lot of movies such as Star Trek, Planet of the Apes to name a few filmed here. There is a nice Visitor Center with souvenir store and exhibits about fauna and flora and the history... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Vasquez Rocks is a filming location that has appeared in so many TV shows and movies it's almost an ironic trope. As a fan of the original Star Trek it was a blast to climb around and see the places where Captain Kirk fought the Gorn in the episode "Arena". They also have a very good interpretive center and well... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Many people recognize Vasquez Rocks from commercials, TV shows, or the movies. There is more to the area than just the rocks. There are many hiking trails and views from many different places. It is freeway close in the Los Angeles area.

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The good The view looks amazing, the rocks rock, the hikes were moderate level. The bad: Too many cars are parked right under/in front of the rocks which it blocks the view. There are too many houses are very close to the rocks. it kills the view as well.

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Agua Dulce, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Fun to take kids as there are quite a few large rocks to climb. You can also have picnics here. Parking is close. Make sure to visit the new nature center! Has live large birds and snakes! And it's free

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