Partial Park Closure Due to Hazardous Conditions
Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa re-opens 5/14/13, with restrictions (sunrise to sunset, not all trails). Sandstone Peak & Mishe Mokwa trails will also open, as will Backbone Trail east of Point Mugu State Park boundary. Point Mugu backcountry remains closed. More »
Trucks on Cheeseboro Canyon Trail
Occasional truck traffic (approx 6 trips per day) will take place on Cheeseboro Cyn Trail weekdays between 8am & 4pm for demolition and removal of Cheeseboro Tank. Should be completed by 5/24/13. Check back for updates or call 818-889-8996. More »
Recommended Riding Sites
These are just a few of the possible horseback riding sites in the Santa Monica Mountains. We encourage you to explore more approved trails in the mountains.
National Park Service:
· Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyon: there are many entry points, but horse trailers may be parked onlyin the main lot (entrance near 5800 Cheeseboro Road) or at Old Agoura Park (corner of Driver Ave. and Chesebro Road). Trailer parking may be difficult on weekends due to high visitation.
· Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa: use equestrian parking lot inside main entrance (at Via Goleta off Lynn Road). Horses are not allowed in Satwiwa Natural Area.
· Zuma/Trancas Canyons: trailer parking at Zuma Canyon Trailhead.
· Solstice Canyon: Limited Trails, Trailer Parking limited (5 trailer max.), (Riders are Strongly urged to ride weekdays only, avoiding weekends due to limited parking and high visitation)
· Backbone Trail: check different trailheads for access and trailer parking.
California State Parks:
For access and parking, check with parks or district headquarters - 818-880-0363
· Topanga State Park - 310-455-4196
· Malibu Creek State Park - 818-880-0367
· Point Mugu State Park - 805-488-1827
· Will Rogers State Historic Park - 310-454-8212
Did You Know?
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).