West Hills, California

West Hills is an affluent community in the west San Fernando Valley which is within the City of Los Angeles. Chatsworth is to the north, Woodland Hills to the south, Canoga Park to the east, Calabasas and Hidden Hills to the southwest, and Bell Canyon, the Simi Hills, and the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve to the west.

The percentage of West Hills residents aged 35 or older is among the highest in Los Angeles County.

El Escorpión Park is located in the Simi Hills area of West Hills. The entrance is at the western end of Vanowen Street, west of Valley Circle. The park includes a hiking trail leading to El Escorpión Peak which is a 1,475 foot landmark visible from much of the west San Fernando Valley. Views from the peak are quite spectacular. Other trails are available for walking, mountain biking, and equestrian use. Rock climbing is very popular in the park.

Bell Canyon Park, located in West Hills, is adjacent to El Escorpión Peak. The trailhead is at Bell Canyon Boulevard immediately before the Bell Canyon Gatehouse, west of Valley Circle. Trails connect to the Chesebro Canyon and Palo Comado Canyon trails in the northern section of the Santa Monica Mountains.


West Valley Hospital and Health Center

West Valley Hospital and Health Center is a 139 bed hospital in the west San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles. Services include emergency services, surgical services, obstetric services, respiratory care services, acute renal dialysis services, and more.


Knapp Ranch Park

Knapp Ranch Park is a neighborhood park in the West Hills community of Los Angeles which is located in the west San Fernando Valley. The park features a children's play area, a baseball diamond, basketball courts, tennis courts, picnic tables, and great views. The park is located just east of the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve on the edge of the Simi Hills.


EI Escorpion Park - Castle Peak

EI Escorpion Park is a three acre park in the Simi Hills in the western San Fernando Valley, within the community of West Hills. Castle Peak which stands at 1,475 feet is located within the park. The park offers rock climbing and hiking. Castle Peak offers excellent views of the Santa Susana Mountains, Santa Monica Mountains, San Gabriel Mountains, the Simi Hills, and most of the San Fernando Valley. A trail from the park leads to Bell Canyon and Bell Canyon Park.


Victory Trailhead

Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve

The Victory Trailhead provides access to the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve at the western terminus of Victory Boulevard in West Hills which is at the west end of the San Fernando Valley.


Shadow Ranch House - West Hills

Shadow Ranch is an historic adobe and redwood ranch home, built from 1869-1872, in what is now West Hills in the San Fernando Valley on land that was once part of the Workman Ranch. Today, the Shadow Ranch House stands on 13 acres of the original 13,000 acres. The building, which is a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, is used as a recreational facility by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.


Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center

The Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center in West Hills, also known as the Rancho Sombra del Roble, is a 3,060 square foot historic residence constructed in 1926. It was part of a 210 acre ranch and orchard acquired in 1917 by William Orcutt at the foot of the Simi Hills. Mr. Orcutt was an early pioneer of oil production in California and the person who discovered prehistoric skeletons at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. The ranch was acquired by the City of Los Angeles in 1966 after being declared a Historical Cultural Monument in 1965. The Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department maintains and operates the Orcutt Ranch which is made available for special events such as weddings.


Canoga Park - West Hills Chamber of Commerce

The Canoga Park-West Hills Chamber of Commerce serves its member businesses in Canoga Park and West Hills, and the surrounding San Fernando Valley communities, including Woodland Hills, Warner Center, West Hills, and Winnetka.


West Hills Sports Center

The West Hills Sports Center is a small neighborhood park in the West Hills community of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley. The park features unlighted soccer fields and lots of open space for play and picnics. The park is also known as the Adam Bischoff Soccer Fields.


California Pacific School of Theology

California Pacific School of Theology, established in 1998, is a non-denominational, non-profit Christian school headquartered in the West Hills section of Los Angeles in the western section of Los Angeles County. West Hills is part of the San Fernando Valley. The school is known for its conservative evangelical teaching. This includes belief in the inerrant inspiration of the Bible. Classes are offered online, on weekends, and evenings. California Pacific School of Theology offers both undergraduate and graduate programs which include Bachelors, Masters, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of philosophy.


Rancho EI Scorpion

Rancho EI Scorpion was a 1 ,OOO-acre Mexican land grant in present day Los Angeles County given in 1845 by Governor Pio Pio that covered parts of present day West Hills, Canoga Park, and Woodland Hills. Most of the grant was along Bell Creek in the Simi Hills.




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