Update on Park Closures
All NPS trails are open, w/the exception of part of the Satwiwa Loop Trail. Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa is only open sunrise to sunset. Point Mugu State Park re-opens 5/24. More »
Trucks on Cheeseboro Canyon Trail
Occasional truck traffic (approx 6 trips per day) will take place on Cheeseboro Cyn Trail weekdays between 8am & 4pm for demolition and removal of Cheeseboro Tank. Should be completed by 5/31/13. Check back for updates or call 818-889-8996. More »
From the Mountains to the Sea
Stretching from the Oxnard Plain to the Hollywood Hills and located to the west of the Los Angeles basin, the Santa Monica Mountains offer myriad recreation and education opportunities.
Experience famous beaches of Malibu or explore any of the 500 miles of trails. The park abounds with historical & cultural sites from old movie ranches to Native American culture centers. What will you discover?
3 Things You Can Do to Help Nature Recover
Officials from the National Park Service and California State Parks have a few suggestions on how you can help nature recover from the Springs Fire.Read More
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Follow the 2013 Backbone Trail Hikers
Follow Ranger Razsa as she chronicles the story of the 2013 Backbone Trail hikers in the BBT Ranger’s Blog.Read More
For the latest information on upcoming events, visit our Outdoors - Calendar of Events page and find a new way to explore your national park!Read More
Volunteer Opportunities in the Park
You can make a difference in your national parks! Learn how you can volunteer: College Internships High School Internships Volunteer OpportunitiesRead More
Did You Know?
Comprising 153,075 acres, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is the world's largest urban national park. It has more area codes (5) and zip codes (26), including the notable 90210 zip code of Beverly Hills, than any other unit in the National Park System.