A Plant and Wildflowers Hike through the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park kicked off the Spring hike season this past weekend.
These hikes are organized by the Foundation for the Preservation of the Santa Susana Mountains and led by park docents and hike leaders from the Santa Susana Volunteers.
Peter Ullrich, a volunteer docent expert on local plant life and native vegetation, led a group of 33 hikers, accompanied by seven leashed dogs, through the park's trails Saturday, ending up at the historic plaque on Devils Slide. He identified and explained the many species of native plants -- some of them unique to this Park -- along with the invasive, non-native ones, that the hikers encountered along the trails.
- Welcome To The Park Hike, will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday Feb. 23, starting at the Larwin entrance to the Park. Dr. Elizabeth Harris, a volunteer docent hike leader, will guide the hikers in an exploration of the many geological, cultural and historical areas of the park.
- 125th Chatsworth Anniversary Hike will be held 9 a.m. on March 9, led by John Luker.
- Santa Susana Trails Day will be June 8 in the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park, organized by the the Foundation For the Preservation of the Santa Susana Mountains. This annual event will have multiple guided hikes, with Interpretive Stations along the hiking path that demonstrate the unique features and history of the Park.