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

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Things To Do

A group of youth stand with their mountain bikes
Youth prepare for the mountain bike course at the park's annual Recreation Festival
Steven Friedman

Ready to have fun?

The Santa Monica mountains offer year-round recreation for users of all experience levels. Whether you’re an out-of-town visitor with a couple hours to spare or a nearby resident with a lifetime to explore, this place will surely delight and inspire. Here are some of our most popular activities:




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