Bell Canyon is a wealthy, unincorporated community of approximately 1,700 acres in the Simi Hills, at the east end of Ventura County, adjacent to the San Fernando Valley. It is a guard-gated equestrian community with a population of 2,049 at the 2010 census. The custom homes are constructed on parcels of one-half acre to more than 40 acres. Most of the homes have endless city and hillside views. Bell Canyon Park is a regional park located in Bell Canyon adjacent to West Hills. Hidden Hills and Calabasas are to the south. Perez Peak is also to the south. The Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve and Cheseboro Palo Comado Canyons are to the west of Bell Canyon.
Bell Creek, also known as Escorpion Creek, is a 10 mile long tributary of the Los Angeles River that originates in the Simi Hills of Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles County.
Bell Canyon Equestrian Center
The Bell Canyon Equestrian Center is a full service equestrian center that can accommodate up to 120 horses. The facilities include four barns with 80 stalls, three arenas, tree shaded picnic areas, and miles of adjacent riding trails.
Bell Canyon Association
The Bell Canyon Association is the homeowners association for the 800 home, 1,700 acre Bell Canyon community. The association is governed by an elected board of directors subject to recorded CC&Rs.
Bell Canyon Location
While Bell Canyon is not in the San Fernando Valley, the only access to Bell Canyon is through the San Fernando Valley. Consequently, many people are under the impression that Bell Canyon is at the far west end of the San Fernando Valley when it is actually at the far east end of unincorporated Ventura County.
Burro Flats Painted Cave
The Burro Flats Painted Cave is located on private land in eastern Ventura County owned oy Boeing. The cave is near the historic Chumash settlement of Hu'wam along the upper Bell Creek in the Simi Hills between Simi Valley and Bell Canyon and West Hills. The site is located directly north of the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space, previously known as the Ahmanson Ranch. The cave contains numerous pictographs that are preserved and in excellent condition. While the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, it is not open to the public at this time.