2013 Fire Restirctions
Due to high fire danger, fire and smoking restrictions are now in effect on all National Park Service land in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. For details, please download the public notice or call 805-370-2301. More »
Update on Park Closures
All NPS trails are open at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa! Currently, this park site is only open sunrise to sunset.
Map and Site Information: Corral Canyon Park
A coastal canyon of the Santa Monica Mountains where the creek flows directly to the ocean shore, Corral Canyon Park rests on a 100 acres of land and includes various hiking trails with gorgeous views. The Sara Wan Trailhead is a popular spot with a 2.5 mile hiking loop, and easy access to parking and picnicking facilities. This area is abundant with wildlife that includes quail, deer, and Red-Tailed hawks. Across from the park is Dan Blocker State Beach, accessed by a culvert under the Pacific Coast Highway. In the early 90's, Bob Hope owned a portion of the lower canyon and planned to build luxurious homes and a golf course on site. Before these plans were implemented, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy purchased the land and opened it to the public. The park is accessible by public transportation via Metro bus 534.
Site Info and Map
Corral Canyon Map (JPG - 550 KB)
Pacific Coast Hwy turn inland 4.5 miles west of Malibu Canyon Rd. Parking lot on north side of highway.
Did You Know?
Every year Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area plants around 15,000 native shrubs in efforts to restore the chaparral landscape and increase the carbon sequestration of the Park. More...