Stagecoach Trail

  • Highlights: Great Historical Hike, Sandstone Rock Formations, Impressive City Views
  • Near: Chatsworth, CA
  • Distance: 4 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 700 ft.
  • Hike Time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: 3/10
  • Trail Condition: well maintained trail/many unmarked side trails
  • Trail head map: Click here for Google map
  • Detailed map: Click here
  • Rating: 3/5


If you want an easy family hike close to civilization, this is the place. There is no shade along the hike so summer-time strolls would be very uncomfortable. This is a trail with a long history. The steep Old Stagecoach Road a.k.a. the “Devil’s Slide” in the hills above Chatsworth Park was used from 1860 – 1890 as a connecting route between Los Angeles and San Francisco. There are many unmarked trails going off in different directions so navigation can get tricky.



From Los Angeles: 405 fwy (north) to 118 fwy (west) to Topanga Canyon Bl. (left) to Lassen St. (right) to Andora Av. (left) to trailhead.

view from stagecoach

View of San Fernando Valley

stagecoach trail plaque

Stagecoach Trail Plaque


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