The county park is signposted from the freeway, and reached by a 2 mile drive along local roads through the barren mountain foothills, country that is rather hot and dry much of the year, reflecting the proximity to the Mojave Desert a few miles north. A gravel track leads to a parking area between two of the tallest pinnacles, from where visitors can either take one of the trails or just scramble up along the rocks; they are easy and fun to climb, and the summits allow quite wide ranging views over Highway 14, Agua Dulce Valley and the nearby villages. Other parallel ridges extend to the north and south, separated by sandy scrubland, and harbor a few archaeological sites from the Tataviam Indians. The rocks are smooth-sided sandstone of the Vasquez Formation, cream or light brown in color, and angled at about 50° - very similar, though on a smaller scale, to Garden of the Gods
near Colorado Springs.
For accommodation, nearby towns with hotels include Sylmar
(20 miles), Santa Clarita
(18 miles) and Palmdale