Located along the Santa Susana Pass Road, and above the community of Chatsworth – the one time 500-acre ranch was known for the films and television programs that were filmed there – many of them western themed; such as Bonanza, The Lone Ranger, and Duel in the Sun.
Today the ranch sits within the boundaries of the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park. There are several hiking trails in the vicinity.
On a rainy Saturday evening we visited the site that has been dubbed “The Manson Family Cave,” named after an image of the “family” posing in the cave, in a 1969 article in Life Magazine.
The landscape is all together beautiful, a wooded terrain with extensive stone features.
Many call this an evil place – I found nothing evil, or creepy about it from a location stand point.
Evil by humans can be committed at any time or any place, it doesn’t make the location evil, only the people who carried out the act.
ADDRESS: Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park Chatsworth, California.