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

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Mountain Biking in the Park

A mountain biker takes a moment to enjoy views of the park from a rise.

The mountain bike trails traversing the Santa Monica Mountains weave through diverse terrain. From ridgetops to canyon floors, there are many opportunities for a great ride. Challenge yourself with an exhausting ascent that yields rewarding ocean views, or leisurely pedal along an oak-shaded stream. On any trek, always ride safely and responsibly, and with minimal impact to the land.

Download a copy of the Mountain Biking Brochure (PDF).

Click the links above for more information.

Preparation - always know before you go.

• Plan your trip carefully. Prepare to be self-sufficient at all times.
• Know your ability, equipment and the area where you will ride.
• Keep your bicycle in good condition. Carry tools for minor repairs.
• Know local rules and park regulations. Be aware of the bicycle provisions of the California
Vehicle Code.

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