Saturday, February 14, 2015

Hiking The Old Corriganville Movie Ranch

Yesterday, my neighbor Jean and I headed over to the Santa Susana Pass near Simi Valley, CA to hike at the old Corriganville Movie Ranch. Back in the 1950's, Corriganville was one of the first "Los Angeles/Hollywood Western Movie Studios". It was owned and operated by Western Movie Start Ray "Crash" Corrigan. There was a western town movie set where every weekend, families could visit and watch stunt men have staged gun fights.

Many movies and television shows were filmed at this famous movie ranch. Movies include "Fort Apache", "Mysterious Island" and "Swamp Thing". TV series that were filmed there include "The Lone Ranger", "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin", "Tarzan", "Robin Hood", "Emergency" and "Star Trek".

In 1970, the town of "Silvertown" in Corriganville was burned and the rest of the structures were burned in another filer in 1979. In 1988, the city of Simi Valley, CA purchased the land and it is now Corriganville Regional Park.

We walked the Interpretive Loop Trail which has many signs along the way telling you about the landscape of the park and also what movies/TV shows and what stars filmed there.

Corriganville Regional Park is located at: 7001 Smith Road, Simi Valley, CA 93063