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

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Southeastern Park Sites

A map of park sites found in the southeastern area of the range based on access to major roadways. Sites in the orange box are listed below.
A map of park sites found in the southeastern area of the range based on access to major roadways. Sites in the orange box are listed below.
Clicking on the map above will make it bigger
The view of downtown Los Angeles from the Baldwin Hill Scenic Overlook on a clear winter day.

Cities and Towns Closest to this Area of the Mountains

Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Culver City, Hollywood, LAX, Downtown Los Angeles, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Pasadena, Santa Monica, UCLA, USC, Venice

Park Sites Found in this Area

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
Corral Canyon Park
LA River Center & Gardens
Malibu Bluffs Open Space
Malibu Lagoon State Beach (including Adamson House)
Solstice Canyon
Temescal Gateway Park
Topanga State Park
Will Rogers State Historical Park

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

Did You Know?

A community project led by the National Park Service has restored Zuma Lagoon.

Many hands spanning different generations and agencies continue to turn back the clock on damage to the fragile environment at Zuma Lagoon. After the removal of debris and the restoration of native plants, beach visitors now find a living wetland with 108 species of birds and colorful wildflowers.