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The Simi Hills were the backdrop for Hollywood's first movies and remain an active film location today. Curious about the sandstone cathedrals in the mystical grotto? Spahn Ranch, now part of the Santa Susana Pass State historic park? Join American Bruja author Elizabeth Harris and her fellow naturalists for FREE tours of the area. 


The History and Mystery of Dayton Canyon


Most know Dayton Canyon has the site of a major housing development. Few understand it's a place of blood and gold. Join American Bruja author Elizabeth Harris at the Canoga Park Library for the true crime tale of Lulu and Clyde Dayton. 20939 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303. 3:00 PM


Hike to the Grotto


Join American Bruja author and naturalist Elizabeth Harris in the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park for a hike to the mystical Grotto. Walk back in time to pre-European contact and visit unspoiled nature in one of Los Angeles's best kept secrets! Start time: 11:00 AM at the Andora Trailhead, 9955 Andora Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311


Spahn Ranch Hike


Join Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park Hike leaders on this challenging hike to one of SoCal's most notorious locations. Part of the State Park system since 1998, The site of the old Spahn Ranch has been part of the State Park since 1998 and is designated as a campground in the park's general plan. Learn more about efforts to protect the site from looters, ranch movie history and future plans. Lilac Lane Trailhead, 7700 Lilac Lane, Simi valley, CA 93063


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