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

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Photo Gallery

Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center

The magic of the mountains can be shared with the world through pictures. If you like taking pictures, then consider entering our annual Spirit of the Mountains Photo Contest. Maybe your memory will inspire someone else to create their own.

The park shares many of its photos on its Flickr page and allows free viewing and downloading of all the photos it shares with the public. You can view and download the park's photo albums by clicking here .

 

 

Did You Know?

Backbone trail hikes lead to views of mountains, canyons, and the Pacific Ocean.

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.