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

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

EarthCaching in the Mountains

Ranger Robert points in the direction of Boney Mountain at Rancho Sierra Vista.

EarthCaching is similar to regular traditional geocaching except that there is no object left behind. The destination is a unique or interesting geological or geographical feature like a mountain peak.

Take a look at the different EarthCaches rangers have set-up to learn about both our popular sites and lesser known ones.

Note: These sites are more remote and do not have facilities near-by. For more accessible sites, please visit our ParkCache page.

 

To visit our EarthCaches, click on the name of the caches to get to the link to geocaching.com for information on each of the sites and to get the coordinates for your adventure as well as find the quiz you'll come back to get your certificate.

- A View by De-fault
- Inspiration Point - How the mountains formed!
- Sandstone Peak - The top of the Santa Monica Mountains

There is no quiz for A Turbulent Time in History. Please e-mail the answers to us to verify for credit.

- A Turbulent Time in History

Did You Know?

Sue Nelson, Jill Swift, and Margo Feurer were instrumental in the movement to create a national recreation area near Los Angeles.

Four state parks were the triumph of a grassroots movement to protect open spaces minutes from Los Angeles in the 1950s & 60s. Three women, Sue Nelson, Jill Swift, and Margo Feuer further galvanized the movement that helped make Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area a reality in 1978.