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McFly Farm

Saga Back to the Future
Movie Back to the Future Part III Robert Zemeckis (1990)
China Flat hosted 3 Back to the Future III filming locations... including the McFly farm.
China Flat Trailhead
China Flat Trailhead - Photo by Nogwater on Flickr

“It’s not gonna happen Doc. Doc looks at him quizzically. After you fix the time circuits and put new tires on the DeLorean, I’m going back to 1885 and I’m bringing you home.”

Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) to Doc (Christopher Lloyd)

Determined to return to 1885 to save Doc (Christopher Lloyd), Marty (Michael J. Fox) comes face to face with his ancestor Seamus McFly who welcomes him to his farm.

Robert Zemeckis decided to place his farm at China Flat, a mountain plateau near Oak Park, California. One of the park’s hiking trails, the China Flat Trail Loop, offers a view of Simi Peak Mountain, visible in Seamus McFly’s shots at his farm.

Scene at China Flat in Back to the Future 3. Photo credit: Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures

The location was also used for other key scenes in the film set in 1955:

The China Flat offers three Fanspot in one place, offering mountain bikers and hikers a real trip back in time.

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Michael J. Fox was injured twice during the film. The first during the hanging scene where he was actually suffocated for a few seconds, the second when he was shot by Bufford Tannen’s horse. The actor wanted to make the stunt himself and broke a rib.

Scene at China Flat Trailhead in Back to the Future 3
Scene at China Flat Trailhead in Back to the Future 3. Photo credit: Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures
Scene at China Flat Trailhead in Back to the Future 3
Scene at China Flat Trailhead in Back to the Future 3. Photo credit: Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures
Scene at China Flat Trailhead in Back to the Future 3
Scene at China Flat Trailhead in Back to the Future 3. Photo credit: Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures
Scene at China Flat Trailhead in Back to the Future 3
Scene at China Flat Trailhead in Back to the Future 3. Photo credit: Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures

China Flat

For a nice walk in the footsteps of your favorite heroes, choose China Flat.

China Flat is located in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. It’s a little-known plateau above 2,000 feet in the Simi Hills; a veritable garden that experienced hikers know well because it’s an intermediate point in their climb up Simi Peak.

Local historians recount that Chinese people camped there discreetly due to the remoteness and difficulty of accessing the area, in order to (clandestinely) land immigrants in Santa Monica Bay and hide them during the Chinese exclusion period.

Regardless of the Chinese involvement, China Flat is a prairie place crisscrossed with hiking trails such as the China Flat Trail Loop, a 6 kilometer long loop popular with mountain bikers and hikers.

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DeLorean 1955 version Back to the Future

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By Damien Duarte

Monday, November 23, 2020

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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