View: 10 out of 10. Not only is the view pretty nice up here, it is also very tranquil. Getting to the park requires you to drive into the wilderness and within a few minutes you go from being in the population-dense valley to a very isolated area in the Santa Susana mountain range.
Accessibility: Somewhat easy… somewhat because it requires driving through a mountain for 15-20 minutes then walking up a very steep road. When you enter the gates to the park, you’ll see a sign that says you have to pay $5 to park. You have to put $5 in the envelope provided by the box and write down your license # on there and slip it in the box. If a ranger comes and sees you might get ticketed for $50.
Also, the place closes after sunset. Then you have to walk up this steep road and pass this old abandoned (it’s used for movies nowadays) ranch and keep going up until you get to the helicopter pad. That’s where the above picture was taken from. If you were to keep walking up, you could technically get all the way up to the satellite towers and then behind that mountain would be the Santa Clarita mountains and valley, which has to be one incredible view.
Google maps guide: Look at the map below as a guide.
Drive to A and park there.
Walk to B. B is where the above picture was taken and the view is even more expansive than this.
If you continue up and want to go to C, you will have to walk almost 2 miles up a very steep road and you will get to some communication towers that are at the PEAK of the Santa Susana Mountains. You’ll be able to see both the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valley and the mountains surrounding it, and also the Topatopa mountain range. Have water (and sunblock) with you if you are going to go all the way up to the peak!!!