Chalk Hills

Chalk Hills
Chalk Hills
Mountain Range
View from Chalk Hills northeast across San Fernando Valley to San Gabriel Mountains.
Country United States
State California
Region Southern California
District Woodland Hills
Municipality City of Los Angeles
Coordinates 34°10′16.019″N 118°34′48.309″W / 34.17111639°N 118.58008583°W / 34.17111639; -118.58008583
Highest point
 - elevation 331 m (1,086 ft)
Biome California chaparral and woodlands
Timezone Pacific (UTC-8)
 - summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Topo map USGS Canoga Park
Location of the Chalk Hills in California [1]

The Chalk Hills are a north—south running low 'mountain' range in the San Fernando Valley perpendicular to and adjoining the Santa Monica Mountains. They are located in the Woodland Hills District of the City of Los Angeles in Southern California.[1]


Los Angeles Pierce College is located on the northern portion of the Chalk Hills. Historically the free-flowing Los Angeles River ran around that portion. U.S. Route 101, the Ventura Freeway, cuts deeply through the southern part since the 1960s. The range has a white chalky soil and bedrock, and was a Valley landmark before suburban development on it in the 1960s. A small remnant California oak woodland plant community remains in an undeveloped southeastern area of the campus.


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