The ranch was originally built in the 1920s as a retreat for pioneering automotive engineer Harry Miller. Following Miller’s bankruptcy, new owners ran Lake Enchanto amusement park here until 1955. Disneyland opened, and the property fell into disrepair until purchased and restored by actor Peter Strauss in the late 1970s. He later sold the land to preserve the site’s natural and cultural history. Peter Strauss Ranch Loop Trail is a unique experience, passing through oak woodland habitat, while intersecting with historic structures from the early and mid-twentieth century.
From the 101, exit at Kanan Rd. Turn left onto Troutdale and left onto Mulholland. Travel 300 feet and turn right into the main parking lot. Walk over the bridge. Trail access will be near
the aviary or east of the terrazzo dance floor.