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

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

ParkCaching in the Mountains

This a traditional geocache that contains collectable puzzle pieces of different park sites.

ParkCaching is much like the popular geocaching activity designed for "caches" on National Park Service land here in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Each ParkCache contains a unique piece in a series of collector cards that when all six are collected an iconic image of the park is created.

You can find these accessible sites year-round.

Visitors can experience all of nature's elements from the top of the mountains at Sandstone Peak year-round.

To visit all six ParkCaches, click on the name of the park site and you will be redirected to geocaching.com for information on each of the sites and to get the coordinates for your adventure.

- Visitor Center
- Solstice Canyon
- Parmount Ranch
- Rancho Sierra Vista / Satwiwa
- Circle X Ranch
- Cheeseboro / Palo Comado Canyons

Did You Know?

Backbone trail hikes lead to views of mountains, canyons, and the Pacific Ocean.

Piece by piece, a trail is forging its way along the "backbone" of the recreation area. California State Parks took the first step toward a 65-mile Backbone Trail in 1978. With 5 miles left to go, single track trails and fireroads will unite this patchwork of public parklands from east to west.