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

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Map and Site Info: King Gillette Ranch

The mansion designed by Wallace Neff for King Camp Gillette sits among rolling hills and trees in the heart of the park.

King Gillette Ranch is located in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains and consists of 588 acres of land. With a rich history that includes the Chumash village of Talepop, the Rancho era, and the Golden Age of Hollywood, the land was developed by in 1926 by razor baron King Camp Gillette for his Wallace Neff designed Spanish Colonial Revival mansion.

The Ranch supports many sensitive wildlife and plant species. A short loop hike along the ridge provides a stunning view of the rocky outcrops of the Malibu Creek Watershed. The rolling lawns and man-made pond offer a beautiful setting for picnics.

Public interpretive programs, including weekly campfires in the summer, are offered by park staff. Overnight accommodations, meeting rooms, auditorium, and park areas are available for special events, including weddings, by special use permit.

Restrooms, Stroller friendly, Ranger station, gift shop / bookstore, Picnic tables, Wildflower viewing, Facilities for rent, Easy hiking, Moderate hiking, Wildlife viewing.
Once a horse stable, this building was given new life in 2012 as the Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center.

Site Info and Map

Site Brochure and Map (PDF - 2.1 MB)

Directions

26800 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, CA 91302

Ventura Fwy (101) Exit Las Virgenes Rd. Go 3 miles south on Las Virgenes Rd to Mulholland Hwy inter-section (traffic light). Turn left on Mulholland Hwy. Park entrance is 0.1 mile on right.

This site is managed and operated by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority in partnership with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.

Did You Know?

Watch the credits a the end of a film and you may discover how often national parks are used by the movie industry.

Unique vistas and cultural significance often draw filmmakers to National Parks. Paramount Ranch is the only place in the National Park System where you can see movie making in action at a historic movie ranch once owned by Paramount Pictures (1927).