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

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

NPS Schedule of Events

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Events Upcoming for September

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  • A Bit of Local History

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Join us for a stroll through the grounds of the Ranch and learn about the history of the site. More

  • Free Cultural Program

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    Design a gourd necklace with Potawatomi /Cherokee artist Nadiya Littlewarrior as she presents a workshop on decorating gourd necklaces. More

  • Native & Drought Tolerant Blooming Wildflowers

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    Tour the garden and learn how to reduce landscape watering without resorting to pebbles and cactus. More

  • Whose Hoo?

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    Join a ranger and discover the tricks of identifying the different owls that may be found within the area on this 1.5-mile hike. Bring sturdy shoes, water, hat and sunscreen. More

  • Summer Hike with a Ranger

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Enjoy a summer hike to Inspiration Point on a 1 mile loop trail. More

  • Self-Sufficient Talk

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Author and instructor with 40 years of experience, Christopher Nyerges, will describe practical methods of self-reliant living. Methods include both the "old ways" Native American skills and modern urban skills. More

  • Backbone Q & A

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    The Santa Monicas' quintessential trail. Why should I? How do I prepare? Will I like it? What should I expect? Get answers and reference materials. 'Drop-in' any time from 10-2 for Q&A. More

  • Cultural Workshop

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Tongva artist, Julia Bogany presents a workshop on how to make a tule reed bird dolls and tule reed boats. More

  • From Set to Screen

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Learn the secrets that turn a dusty set into a realistic town. Join us on this easy-paced walk behind the scenes to discover the illusions and history of Paramount Ranch. More

Did You Know?

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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...