• 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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  • Creatures of the Night

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    Take a 1.5 mile hike with a ranger and discover which animals come out at dusk. More

  • Summer Hike with a Ranger

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

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

  • Evening Cultural Program

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Bill Neal, known as "Elk Whistle", is a musician with Cherokee ancestry who performs with Plains-style cedar flutes of the Lakota, Kiowa, and Comanche nations. Bring a flashlight. All ages welcome. More

  • Tataviam: People Who Face the Sun

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Join archaeologist, author, and professor Dr. Laurie Solis as she explores the history of the Tataviam people, who traded with the local Chumash and Tongva. More

  • Tataviam: People Who Face the Sun

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Join archaeologist, author, and professor Dr. Laurie Solis, as she explores the history of the Tataviam people who traded with the local Chumash and Tongva. Dr. Solis will be available to sign her book Tataviam: People Who Face the Sun. More

  • Silents Under the Stars

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    THE LAST WARNING (1929) starring Laura La Plante, Montague Love, Margaret Livingston and John Boles. Directed by Paul Leni. A Universal Picture. More

  • Let's Move Outside

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Kids take this challenge to get physically active at the beach. Join a ranger on a physical fitness obstacle course. $12 parking fee. More

  • Big Cats of the Mountains

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Learn about these elusive mountain lions on this 1-mile hike. See how our researchers track these cats and hear the stories of birth, life and death of the animals. Meet at the fountain. More

  • From Set to Screen

    Sunday, August 24, 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

  • Youth Wildlife Biologists

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Come try your hand at being a wildlife biologist. More

  • Evening Cultural Program

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Kathy Wilcuts and Steve Garcia will demonstrate and perform Native American dance. More

Did You Know?

The adult female of this cub died in 2005.

A study that began in 2002 reveals a lion and his offspring are surviving in the Santa Monica Mountains. Radio collars track them crossing roads and navigating through open spaces. Their future is uncertain, but with conservation efforts, they may continue to make these mountains their home.