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

    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?

Rangers from California State Parks and the National Park Service discuss program ideas.

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area was established in 1978, but the National Park Service did not own public parkland in the area until 1980. National Park Rangers devised clever ways to promote the national park goals without land by creating thriving partnerships with many agencies.