Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park - Agua Dulce, CA
10700 Escondido Canyon Rd, Agua Dulce, California 91390 USA
Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park is a 932-acre (377-hectare) park located in the Sierra Pelona Mountains in northern Los Angeles County, California. It is widely known for its 150-foot-tall jagged rock formations that jut from the earth at 50-degree angles, the result of sedimentary layering and later seismic uplift about 25 million years ago. Vasquez Rocks are named for the outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez, bandit who used the rocks as his hideout from authorities.
The park is one of L.A. County’s most picturesque spots and has become extremely popular with location scouts, playing host to more than 200 shoots each year. Its repeated use as a filming location – especially for Star Trek – have given it the nickname Kirk's Rock. Visit the Ex Astris Scientia link for details on episodes and specific filming locations at the Park. There are two Lower Decks episodes that depict the rocks: Envoys and Veritas.
Vasquez Rocks is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is easily accessible with plenty of parking. The site offers hiking (ranging from easy to difficult), photo-taking opportunities, and fabulous views. The area’s striking rocks are also visible from Escondido Canyon Road and the Antelope Valley Freeway.

Series: Season Episodes Filmed Here

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
TNG: S3 E4 Who Watches the Watchers
TNG: S5 E2 Darmok
TOS: S1 E15 Shore Leave
TOS: S1 E18 Arena
TOS: S1 E27 The Alternative Factor
TOS: S2 E11 Friday's Child
VOY: S2 E2 Initiations
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