Thursday, April 9, 2020

Vasquez Rocks

Vasquez Rocks is a natural area located in Agua Dulce about 40 miles away from Los Angeles, California.It sits right off the 14 freeway between Palmdale and Canyon Country. It offers almost 1,000 acres of pet friendly hiking. The views are spectacular and the rocks will make you feel like you've stepped into another world or maybe another planet. In fact, the area has often been used to film movies and TV shows. If you're a fan of star trek, Holes, Joe Dirt or  Planet of the Apes, just to name a few of the many productions shot on location this is a must visit place. Even if you're not into sci-fi you will want to check out this park for the views alone. It's moderately busy and dogs must be kept on leash at all times. It does offer plenty of parking on the grounds, just be sure not to park on private property if the lots are full as there isn't much street parking.

As of this writing (4/9/20) Vasquez Rocks may be closed due to Covid-19. Please follow all local laws in regards to social distancing. This is one of the places I miss visiting the most and will enjoy as soon as the quarantine is lifted. The Los Angeles County Parks website will give more up to date information about closures and such, so please check there before you head out for adventures with your pup.