• Afternoon clouds cover the distance peaks of the iconic Boney Mountain

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

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  • Water Shut Off, Solstice Canyon 4/15/2014

    4/15/2014: The water will be shut off at Solstice Canyon all day. This will affect the water fountain and hand-washing stations at the restrooms.

Northeastern Park Sites

A map of park sites found in the northeastern area of the range based on access to major roadways. Sites in the yellow box are listed below.
A map of park sites found in the northeastern area of the range based on access to major roadways. Sites in the yellow box are listed below.
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Valley and fields with trees or views of nearby cities can all be experienced in this are of the mountains.

Cities and Towns Closest to this Area of the Mountains

Beverly Hills, Burbank, Cal State Northridge, Chatsworth, Calabasas, Encino, Glendale, Hollywood, San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks, Northridge, Pasadena, Tarzana, UCLA, Van Nuys, West Hills, Westwood, Woodland Hills

Park Sites Found in this Area

Franklin Canyon Park
Griffith Park
Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park
Runyon Canyon Park
San Vicente Mountain Park
Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve (formerly Ahmanson Ranch)

Also found in this area is the Interagency Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch.

Did You Know?

Charlie Cooke, hereditary Chief of the Chumash played an important role in making sure 85 acres remained open space.

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.