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Old West Vasquez Rocks Hike

Agua Dulce, United States

Experience hosted by Angeline

5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

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Vasquez Rocks is one of the most epic landscapes in Southern California. You've seen it filmed as the planet Vulcan in the STAR TREK tv series and 2009 movie. It has been featured in hundreds of films, tv shows and commercials. It is a geological wonder with mammoth fins of 25-million-year-old sandstone jutting out of the ground at a 50 degree angle. Your guided tour of Vasquez Rocks will include a full host of movie history, natural history, Old West history, and living wildlife. The 2600-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada passes through Vasquez Rocks and, for a mile or more, you will be officially walking to Mexico!
Other things to note
Meet at Visitor Center. Prepare to hike 5+ athletic miles on uneven terrain. Bring sun protection. MUST WEAR ATHLETIC SHOES to participate. Bring backpack. Must sign Liability Waiver to be provided.
Note: If you don't see a preferred date listed, please contact host directly to request a date.

Vasquez Rocks is one of the most epic landscapes in Southern California. You've seen it filmed as the planet Vulcan in the STAR TREK tv series and 2009 movie. It has been featured in hundreds of films, tv shows and commercials. It is a geological wonder with mammoth fins of 25-million-year-old sandstone jutting out of the ground at a 50 deg…

What's included

  • Food
    Lunch. Snacks
  • Drinks
    Bottled Water

Meet your host, Angeline

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 12 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a native Californian, desert explorer and student of ancient cultures. I have a passion for historic landscapes and the stories they tell. I guide people on time travel adventures that let them see the world through the eyes of past peoples, whose footsteps blazed our trail.
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From $75
/ person
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Where you'll be

We'll tour the famous formation popularly known as "Planet Vulcan" and discuss its Hollywood history. We'll explore Native American rock shelters and prehistoric sacred art. We'll trek the Pacific Crest Trail through the canyon lair of Old West desperadoes and see birds that call the canyon home.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Kari
April 2018
Angeline is an excellent guide! Not only did she provide us with interesting tidbits about the history and geology of Vasquez Rocks, she is a fun person to spend the day with. I loved how she showed us little discoveries off the beaten path, like an owl's nest, and she treated us to a demo of soap making with a yucca plant. She is incredibly knowledgable about the area and a great storyteller. I appreciated how she brought her ipad and showed us clips of movies that have been filmed here. She even brought us a wonderful lunch with a huge bottle of water to replenish our thirst throughout the hike. We ate our lunch in an amazing cave overlooking the canyon while Angeline took some great photos of us as souvenirs. All these details make this experience an excellent one, and one that I can recommend without hesitation! The rocks are awe-inspiring and to see them in person is a special experience for both locals and out-of-towners. Thank you for such a memorable day, Angeline!
Angeline is an excellent guide! Not only did she provide us with interesting tidbits about the history and geology of Vasquez Rocks, she is a fun person to spend the day with. I…
Paula
March 2018
Angeline was a wonderful hiking guide! The 5 hr hike through Vasquez rocks was interesting, educational, fun and a good workout. Angeline provided lunch, water and supplies that were needed. Initially we had some concerns as the weather had predicted rain but Angeline encouraged us to keep an open mind, and the actual weather was cool and mild with minimal sprinkling. Angeline provided lots of educational and informative commentary about the history o Vasquez rocks, the local Native Americans and the rock formations and local flora. We hiked all over the park and had the opportunity to hike and explore many trails and hidden secrets that we would have never known about or experienced on our own.
Angeline was a wonderful hiking guide! The 5 hr hike through Vasquez rocks was interesting, educational, fun and a good workout. Angeline provided lunch, water and supplies that we…
Cindy
February 2018
I took Angeline's excursion through Vasquez Rocks the other day, and it was just wonderful! Angeline managed to combine a hearty day of hiking, with an educational tour of the area....and she even added some Hollywood history in the mix! Our hike/tour started out with a history of the area touching on some geological points of interest, as well as the local flora and the history of the Indian tribes that inhabited the area years ago. Angeline bought visual aids like Yucca roots to demonstrate how Indians made soap, and survived off the local flora and scrub available. We were able to watch clips of iconic films and TV shows which were filmed at Vasquez Rocks on the iPad Angeline provided! We got to see the sets of movies like Star Trek and The Flintstones and TV show's like Big Bang Theory. I loved seeing Vasquez Rocks used in these popular shows! We went onto a great rock scramble (optional) climbing all the way up to the top of Vasquez Rocks most popular rock formation....and then continued on to hike the trail around the area. Vasquez Rocks is a beautiful "must see" part of the California desert landscape, featuring high, edgy rock formations jutting sharply out of the ground. It is a stunning geological masterpiece....and a must see if you want to see the natural beauty that California offers. Angeline did a great job combining history, education and fitness!! I highly recommend this tour....we loved it!!
I took Angeline's excursion through Vasquez Rocks the other day, and it was just wonderful! Angeline managed to combine a hearty day of hiking, with an educational tour of the are…
Julie
February 2018
What a gorgeous day! I had been to Vasquez Rocks before but this experience was really amazing. We started off learning about the geological features and native plants and wending our way through the trail. Angeline brought an Ipad and shared with us scenes from movies that had filmed at the location. After a good hike, a yummy lunch was provided and the views from our lunch spot were just spectacular - we were in a shaded cave area and we could see almost the entire park. All in all it was an invigorating and educational day spent with fun company and amazing weather. Vasquez Rocks is a really special place to visit, should not be missed!
What a gorgeous day! I had been to Vasquez Rocks before but this experience was really amazing. We started off learning about the geological features and native plants and wending…
Betty
February 2018
Oh my god. Had THE most incredible bike experience! Angeline really exceeded my expectations of what I thought would be just another nice hike. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the area, the history of the rock formations, plants and animals and pointed out all of these things along the hike. She even brought her iPad to show us movie clips that had been filmed in the park!! She provided a great lunch, bottled water and even a day pack for me because I didn’t have one! She was so well prepared and the hike was just perfect for me- low impact and exhilarating with breath taking views and diversity. I would definitrky do another one with her.
Oh my god. Had THE most incredible bike experience! Angeline really exceeded my expectations of what I thought would be just another nice hike. She is incredibly knowledgeable abou…
Shirley
February 2018
I just got back from an exceptional hike at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park. This 5 mile trek was guided by Angeline who is also a certified Wilderness First Responder and Personal Fitness Instructor. As she lead us through the alien landscape she discussed seismic geology, petroglyphs, vegetation, movie sites and the indigenous cultures that flourished here for thousands of years. Lots of fun….and LUNCH !! What a bargain….
I just got back from an exceptional hike at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park. This 5 mile trek was guided by Angeline who is also a certified Wilderness First Responder and Persona…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Backpack

Athletic Shoes