#1006 Beale's Cut Stagecoach Pass


#1006 Beale's Cut Stagecoach Pass

Site information:

Trailhead begins at intersection of Sierra Hwy and Clampitt Rd, Santa Clarita.  It is a walk of a few hundred yards up the canyon to the site, which is not visible from the road. 


Plaque information:

State plaque has gone missing.  It was at the location of the trailhead to the site:


OHP description:

Beale's Cut is the only physical and cultural feature of its kind in the entire Los Angeles Basin. At the time of its construction in 1862, the actual creation and maintenance of the Cut was considered a significant technological and physical feat consisting of breaching the former impassable geographic barrier of the San Gabriel and Santa Susana Mountain ranges. General Edward F. Beale is attributed with the construction of a toll road across the mountains. Beale's Cut was also used as a favorite film-making location by pioneer film maker, David Wark Griffith, and others.

Registered 5/11/1992