2013 Fire Restirctions
Due to high fire danger, fire and smoking restrictions are now in effect on all National Park Service land in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. For details, please download the public notice or call 805-370-2301. More »
Update on Park Closures
All NPS trails are open at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa! Currently, this park site is only open sunrise to sunset.
Places To Go
The Santa Monica Mountains provide an opportunity to experience a multitude of different habitats and ecosystems all in the same day.A patchwork of different park sites and locations make up this fragile Mediterranean climate located in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Click on the name of the area below to find out what parks sites are nearby. The cities and towns closest to that area will be listed beneath each heading.
Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Camarillo, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Oxnard, Point Mugu, Port Hueneme, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Ventura
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
Camarillo, Malibu, Oxnard, Point Mugu, Port Hueneme, Ventura
NPS - K Low
Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Culver City, Hollywood, LAX, Downtown Los Angeles, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Pasadena, Santa Monica, UCLA, USC, Venice
The Backbone Trail
Did You Know?
A study that began in 2002 reveals a lion and his offspring are surviving in the Santa Monica Mountains. Radio collars track them crossing roads and navigating through open spaces. Their future is uncertain, but with conservation efforts, they may continue to make these mountains their home.