Update on Park Closures
All NPS trails are open, w/the exception of part of the Satwiwa Loop Trail. Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa is only open sunrise to sunset. Point Mugu State Park re-opens 5/24. More »
Trucks on Cheeseboro Canyon Trail
Occasional truck traffic (approx 6 trips per day) will take place on Cheeseboro Cyn Trail weekdays between 8am & 4pm for demolition and removal of Cheeseboro Tank. Should be completed by 6/14/13. Check back for updates or call 818-889-8996. More »
Horseback Riding in the Park
Enjoy a quiet ride on a trail. Explore the mountains on an exhilarating all-day ride. Join other equestrians at an overnight campground. There are more than 500 miles of horse trails in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area! This information will help you in finding trails and parking, and keeping everyone safe during your ride.
Click the links above for more information.
Preparation - always know before you go.
· Make sure the access road can accommodate your horse trailer.
· Check site in advance for suitable trailer parking; anticipate higher weekend usage.
· Maps , guidebooks, and other information are available at the National Park Service Visitor Center, 401 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360.
Did You Know?
On June 13, 1980, Charlie Cooke, hereditary Chief of the Chumash and concerned citizens fulfilled a dream-- a place for families to explore our natural world and learn about the Chumash. Satwiwa in Newbury Park, CA celebrates the beauty of the mountains and all Native American cultures.