Peter Strauss Ranch

Steps lead up to a white porch and a house overlaid with stones surrounded by trees and greenery

For nearly a century, people have enjoyed leisure and recreation at this site. Named for Emmy Award-winning actor Peter Strauss, this park delights nature lovers and intrigues history buffs. Oak woodlands, a seasonal creek, easy trails, a lawn area, and an amphitheater provide a wonderful location or visitors of all ages to have fun outdoors.

Near the main house, you will discover an Italian terrazzo tile concert area (1939) where country legends Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson performed in the 1950s. Also, you will see the relic of an enormous outdoor swimming pool with a small stage in the center.

Recreational activities are still popular at Peter Strauss Ranch. The National Park Service hosts public programs, including Sunday concerts during the summer. Visitors may also reserve the site for private weddings, birthdays, retirement parties, and other special events. For information about reservations visit our Permits & Reservations page.

Concert Series
Peter Strauss Ranch hosts annual concert series every summer, at the amphitheater. Please check the concert schedule at tinyporchconcerts.com.

Art Installation Exhibit
Peter Strauss Ranch opens an installation exhibit, running from May 14 to September 9, 2017. Check it out.

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Trail Map and Site Brochure

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Dog walking
  • Horseback riding

Directions
30000 Mulholland Highway, Agoura Hills, CA, 91301
GPS Coordinates: N 34.1143 W -118.7786

Take the Ventura Freeway (U.S. 101) to Kanan Road exit. South on Kanan Road 2.8 miles. Turn left on Troutdale Drive to Mulholland Highway. Left on Mulholland Highway 400 feet then right into the parking lot. Walk back across the bridge on Mulholland Hwy and enter main gate to go into the ranch area.

Good to Know

Parking Yes
Restrooms Yes
Water Yes
Pets Yes Dogs are allowed but must remain on a leash at all times. Please pick up after your dog.
Accessibility No Parking lot and trails are unpaved and do not meet ADA requirements.
Cell Service Yes/No Depends on cell service provider.
Picnic tables under shade of a large tree with people walking around the old ranch house in the background
Enjoy a shady picnic at Peter Strauss Ranch while taking in the nature around you and learning about the history of the ranch house.
Peter Strauss Concert Series
Peter Strauss Concert Series.
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Last updated: May 12, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

26876 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302

Phone:

(805) 370-2301

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