Santa Susana Pass Trail

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The Santa Susana Pass Trail is a 2.2 mile long trail that begins outside of the Indian Springs/Indian Falls gated community. The trail starts on the west side of Iverson Road with access through a secured pedestrian gate; if gate is locked, go to the gatehouse for access. The first one mile of trail meanders through a landscaped parkway. After leaving the residential area, you continue along the ridgeline on a natural surface trail, where there are great views overlooking the San Fernando Valley. This trail offers a variety of scenery, including but not limited to interesting rock outcroppings, coastal sage scrub, and views of the Santa Susana mountain range.

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Name: Santa Susana Pass Trail
Length: 2.23 miles
Elevation Gain: 299 feet
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What You Might See

California Ground Squirrel
Otospermophilus beecheyi
Acorn Woodpecker
Melanerpes formicivorus
American Crow
Corvus brachyrhynchos
American Kestrel
Falco sparverius
American Peregrine Falcon
Falco peregrinus
Arroyo Toad
Anaxyrus californicus
Bigleaf Maple
Acer macrophyllum
Black Mustard
Brassica nigra
Black Sage
Saliva mellifera
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Archilochus alexandri
Bobcat
Lynx rufus
California Brittlebush
Encelia californica
California Buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum
California Coffeeberry
Frangula californica
California Condor
Gymnogyps californianus
California Dodder
Cruscuta californica
California Lilacs
Ceanothus spp.
California Poppy
Eschscholzia californica
California Quail
Callipepla californica
California Sagebrush
Artemisia californica
California Scrub Jay
Aphelocoma californica
California Sycamore
Platanus racemosa
California Tarantula
Aphonopelma sp.
California Towhee
Melozone crissalis
Canyon Live Oak
Quercus chrysolepis
Chamise
Adenostoma fasciculatum
Coast Live Oak
Quercus agrifolia
Coastal Scrub Oak
Querus dumosa
Coastal Whiptail
Aspidoscelis tigris stejnegeri
Common Poorwill
Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
Cooper's Hawk
Accipiter cooperii
Coyote
Canis latrans
Coyote Brush
Baccharis pilularis
Garter Snake
Thamnophis hammondii
Hollyleaf Cherry
Prunus ilicifolia
Indian Paintbrush
Castilleja gleasoni
Late-flowered Mariposa Lily
Calochortus spp.
Laurel Sumac
Malosma laurina
Lemonade Berry
Rhus integrifolia
Los Angeles Pocket Mouse
Perognathus spp.
Lupine
Lupinus albifrons
Monkey Flower
Mimulus aurantiacus
Mugwort
Artemisia douglasiana
Mule Deer
Odocoileus hemionus
Narrow-leaved Milkweed
Asclepias fascicularis
Pacific Rattlesnake
Crotalus viridis
Pacific Tree Frog
Pseudacris regilla
Plummer's Mariposa Lily
Calochortus plummerae
Poison Oak
Toxicodendron diverisloba
Purple Sage
Salvia leucophylla
Red Tail Hawk
Buteo jamaicensis
Santa Lucia Fir
Abies bracteata
Santa Susana Tarplant
Hemizonia minthornii
Silvery Blue
Glaucopsyche lygdamus
Slender Mariposa Lily
Calochortus clavatus var. gracilis
Southern California Rufous-Crowned Sparrow
Aimophila ruficeps canescens
Southern Grasshopper Mouse
Onychomys torridus
Striped Skunk
Mephitis mephitis
Toyon
Heteromeles arbutifolia
Turkey Vulture
Cathartes aura
Valley Oak
Quercus lobata
Western Grey Squirrel
Sciurus griseus
Western Spadefoot
Spea hammondii
White Sage
Salvia apiana