• 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.

Did You Know?

The city of Los Angeles can be seen from many scenic view points in the Santa Monica Mountains.

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.