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 6/21/13. Check back for updates or call 818-889-8996. More »
Mountains, Movies and Magic Video
Explore the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on this Discovery Channel production. These two videos are exerpts from the full 20 minute video available for watching in the National Park Visitor Center.
Take 1 focuses on the development of the recreation area. It interviews two park founders, Margot Fueurer and Jill Swift. Their vision of the possiblities and "never give up" approach to politics shows us all that "we can make a difference in our environment. They were instrumental in the creation of the recreation area. Watch Take 1.
Did You Know?
Piece by piece, a trail is forging its way along the "backbone" of the recreation area. California State Parks took the first step toward a 65-mile Backbone Trail in 1978. With 5 miles left to go, single track trails and fireroads will unite this patchwork of public parklands from east to west.