La Laguna Del Diablo, as it was known to the Spanish, was created by seismic activity.
Without the intervention of man, the lake would ultimately become a grassy meadow, then
fill-in with trees. A portion of the lake is owned by the U.S. Forest Service with the
remainder being privately owned. A cave near the Rancho once encompassing the lake, was
one of several hideouts used by bandito
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Ecological Sections: Southern California Mountains and Valleys
Southern California Mountains and Valleys
This section includes mountains, hills and valleys of the Transverse Ranges and the Peninsular Ranges that are near the Pacific Ocean, but not bordering it. ...
San Gabriel Mountains
This subsection comprises the lower and warmer parts of the San Gabriel Mountains, ... It is bounded by the Soledad River valley on the northwest
and the San Fernando Valley on the southwest and extend eastward ...