Trying to decide which parks to visit during your stay at the Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center is not easy. With such a vast and diverse selection of natural spaces it is nearly impossible to reduce an oversized list. However, if you don’t plan on visiting Stoney Point, you may want to rethink your plans. The rock formations here really can’t be missed.
Compared to other parks in the area, this one is relatively small, but its views more than make up for it. Boulders merged together to create alcoves, caves, and dens. There are several hiking trails, and if you make it to the top of the rock formation, you are awarded views of San Fernando Valley, Coyote Pass, Santa Susana Mountains, and Chatsworth.
A Little History
The giant rock outcroppings are suggested to be more than 65 million years old. They originated in the Pacific Ocean and were formed by turbidity currents that were often miles long and half a mile wide.
These giant rocks belong to the Pacific Plate, so they are pushed northwest 2.5 inches every year by the North American Plate. This is where Tongva Indians lived until the Spanish invaded in the 1790s. The locatiion is historically significant because it is believed to be the site of the Village of Momonga. Native people from as far as Temecula would journey here for the winter solstice celebration. It was said to have spiritual properties.Details