MT. REXMORE, LOCATED IN THE HILLS BETWEEN CHATSWORTH AND SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
Mt. Rexmore is a 118 acre wilderness preserve purchased by the Chatsworth Pinnacles Wilderness Project in late 2013. The property includes two peaks and a system of hiking trails.
The property is a key link in the the wildlife and hiking corridor that connects Los Angeles and Ventura County's park systems to those in the rest of California.
The property hosts a large population of deer and smaller native animals. The land also has rocky outcrops which are home to the federally-protected endangered species known as the Santa Susana Tarplant (Photos from Google)
Other native plants found at the preserve: (click on name of plant for photos)
black sage, coast live oak, hairy-leaved lilac, green-bark lilac, Mexican elderberry, California buckwheat, yerba santa, poison oak, coastal sage, chamise, Catalina wild cherry, wooly blue curls, laurel sumac, wishbone bush, popcorn flower, mulefat, chaparral currant, yucca, bush mallow, giant rye grass, everlasting, soap plant, blue dicks, caterpillar phacelia, chia, sawtooth goldenbush, fiddleneck, redshank, prickly phlox, nettle, dove lupine, virgen's bower, Indian paint brush, peony, toyon, sticky monkey flower, miner's lettuce, wild cucumber, mountain mahogany, strigose lotus, deerweed, purple nightshade, goldfields, California bay laurel, Holly Leaf Redberry, Hummingbird Sage, golden yarrow, scarlet monkeyflower, Turkish rugging
For A Guide to native plants in the area, produced by a nearby landowner: https://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingdotcom/principles/environment/pdf/boeing_plants_at_santa_susana.pdf
Chatsworth Pinnacles Wilderness Project is an IRS-recognized tax-deductible California charitable non-profit corporation. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 451153, Los Angeles, CA 90045
To contact us: rexfrankel at yahoo dot com
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BOUNDARIES (IN RED) AND TRAILS IN GREEN
BELOW: THE AMPHITHEATRE AND NORTH MT. REXMORE
ABOVE: Location of our preserve in Los Angeles' Rim of the Valley Park system
VIEW FROM NORTH MT. REXMORE TO SIMI VALLEY
BELOW: SOUTH MT. REXMORE WITH CHATSWORTH PEAK RISING ON THE LEFT