• Stars appear behind a dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, rolling hills, and fields of grass

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Public Scoping 2005 - Maps and Public Comment Summary

September 2005 Public Scoping Meetings

In September, 2005, the NPS and partner agencies presented conceptual trail network visions for the public to consider. The conceptual alternatives were not ready for analysis in a draft EIS/EIR, but rather to illustrate differing trail network development direction and management emphasis into the future. The public offered many comments on the alternatives, trail use, and on specific trails. Please click on the following links to view summaries of the comments.

2005 Public Scoping Suggestions for Trails, Trailheads, Camps

Maps and Graphics Presented in 2005

Draft Trail Plan Highlights

Draft Trail Map Conceptual Alternatives

Each alternative is split into three sections of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Each alternative also includes a map that highlights changes from Current Conditions.

Maps are in PDF format. Each map is approximately 5-10 megabytes. Each alternative and the Current Conditions map are blanketed by a numbered reference grid. When mailing your comments on the alternatives, please to reference the alternative and the grid number.

*Due to the size of the files, it is best to save the files to your disk before opening them. PC users just need to right-click and select "Save Link As", Mac users can just drag and drop the files.

Use this Legend to help identify trail attributes.

Current Conditions

In 2005, the public pointed out errors on the Current Conditions maps. Please click on the following link to view a list of requested corrections.

Current Conditions Maps 2005 Public Scoping Corrections

Map 1(West)
Map 2 (Middle)
Map 3 (East)

Low Use Alternative

Map 1 (West)
Map 2 (Middle)
Map 3 (East)
Change

High Use Alternative

Map 1 (West)
Map 2 (Middle)
Map 3 (East)
Change

Hybrid Alternative

Map 1 (West)
Map 2 (Middle)
Map 3 (East)
Change

Backbone Trail Planning: Trailheads and Camps

Backbone Trail Map

Regional Trails

Regional Trails Map

Did You Know?

Rangers from California State Parks and the National Park Service discuss program ideas.

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area was established in 1978, but the National Park Service did not own public parkland in the area until 1980. National Park Rangers devised clever ways to promote the national park goals without land by creating thriving partnerships with many agencies.