The Santa Monica Mountains are considered by some to be one of the most filmed and photographed mountain ranges in the world. You may have seen them on screen and not even known it.
Movies, television, and even commercials are filmed at various park sites year-round.
Places like Paramount Ranch, Mugu Rock, and Malibu Creek State Park have played Colorado, the coast of Europe. and even Korea.
Enjoy the movies below to get a taste of what brings these mountains from set to screen.
Explore the Santa Monica Mountains on this Discovery Channel production that looks at the natural and cultural history of the mountains. It also provides insight into the founding of the recreation area.
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.