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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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Come for the Star Trek, Stay for the Hiking

Alright, we totally came to be Star Trek geeks, and we were only mildly disappointed (yet another film crew was bogarting all the good angles). But this park is a hiker's dream... read more

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Kansas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Alright, we totally came to be Star Trek geeks, and we were only mildly disappointed (yet another film crew was bogarting all the good angles). But this park is a hiker's dream. We took the easy trails as we had a five-year old with us, but there was a steep one I was just dying to scale. Lizards everywhere. Cute... More 

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Englewood, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to enjoy a presentation at the Women's club about Vasquez Rocks before we viewed the rocks. So glad we did as the in site made our visit so much better as we understood why the formations were like they were.

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Thank Gloria S
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 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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Reviewed 8 March 2017

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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Reviewed 22 February 2017 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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Moorpar
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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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Reviewed 28 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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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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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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Los Angeles
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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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