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Chalk Hills

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] They run between DeSoto and Winnetka Avenues, from south of Ventura Boulevard to near Victory Boulevard.


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 'white landform' 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 Pierce campus.

Local ranges

See also

  • Index: Mountain ranges of Los Angeles County


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