• Afternoon clouds cover the distance peaks of the iconic Boney Mountain

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Monthly Birdwalks

Birdwalks happening throughout the Santa Monica Mountains.
1st Sunday of the month:
Topanga State Park, Sierra Club, 8:30am
2nd Saturday:
Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Preserve, SF Valley Audubon, 8:00am
Franklin Canyon, MRCA, 4:00pm
2nd Sunday:
King Gillette Ranch, NPS, 8:00am
3rd Sunday:
Malibu Creek State Park, SF Valley Audubon, 8:00am
4th Saturday:
Franklin Canyon, WODOC, 8:00am
4th Sunday:
Malibu Lagoon, SM Bay Aud, 8:30am (adults), 10:00am (kids/parents)

Did You Know?

Franklin Canyon is a great place for natural and city views.

At the geographical center of Los Angeles is a national park site. At Franklin Canyon Ranch in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, you can see cityscapes and natural views. The recreation area extendes in an east-west direction running through the heart of the city.