Sylmar in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Rim of the Valley Trail
— Saddletree Ranch Trailhead —
What does the Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor include?
The Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor is the name given to the Conservancy's jurisdictional boundary encircling the edges of the San Fernando, La Crescenta, and Simi Valleys to the south, and large portions of the Santa Clara River from its headwaters by Palmdale, to the Santa Clarita Woodlands by the City of Newhall. The Rim of the Valley is integral with the protected lands and
The Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor is a Regional Network of Wildlife Habitats
The San Gabriel, Verdugo, and Santa Susana Mountains, along with the Simi Hills, form the core of the Rim of the Valley Trail Corridor. One or two narrow connections, either under or over a freeway, still allow wildlife to move between each of these mountain ranges. These "wildlife corridors," all of which remain vulnerable to development, are critical to ensure the long-term presence of larger animals, such as the bobcat, American badger, mule deer, grey fox, long-tailed weasel, and, particularly, the mountain lion.
Erected 2003 by Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy; and Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Environment • Parks & Recreational Areas • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1974.
Location. 34° 19.504′ N, 118° 28.55′ W. Marker is in Sylmar, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Glenoaks Boulevard north of Foothill Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Located in Stetson Ranch Park equestrian center, northwest of the show ring, 200 feet up a trail. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sayre Fire (approx. half a mile away); The Cascades (approx. 1.2 miles away); The San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mission Wells (approx. 2.6 miles away); Rogerio Rocha (approx. 2.8 miles away); Live Oak Manor Rock Arch (approx. 2.8 miles away); Lyons Station (approx. 3.1 miles away); Last Horse Drawn Hearse of Los Angeles County (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sylmar.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 72 times this year. Last updated on September 7, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 29, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.