Update on Park Closures
All NPS trails are open, w/the exception of part of the Satwiwa Loop Trail. Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa is only open sunrise to sunset. Point Mugu State Park re-opens 5/24. 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 6/21/13. Check back for updates or call 818-889-8996. More »
Look for Wildflowers
What kind of wildflower is that?
Visit the What's Blooming newsletter to see wildflower reports summarizing places to find wildflowers.
You can also visit the Santa Monica Mountains Wildflower Photo Gallery. Use the Gallery's "Flower Finder" to identify that mystery flower you encountered on the trail. It's easy to use, powerful, and people of all ages will find it both fun and educational.
Did You Know?
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.