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

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Map and Site Information: Will Rogers State Historical Park

Will Rogers Park

Photo by Alan English

Will Rogers was the highest paid actor in the 1930s. His roles as columnist, philosopher, actor, and radio personality are what made him so popular and successful. He purchased a ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains in the 1920s for his family to enjoy. His life was cut short due to a plane crash in 1935, and his wife passed away barely ten years later. The ranch then became a state park.

Visitors have many activity options including tours of the 31 room house, horseback riding, and a moderate three mile hike loop to Inspiration Point. There is also a newly renovated visitor center mirroring the lifestyle of the late Will Rogers.

 
Restrooms, pets on leash, ranger station, stroller access, picnic area, easy hiking, moderate hiking, biking, horseback riding, wildflower viewing, and wildlife viewing.
 
Deer at Will Rogers Park

Site Info and Map

Will Rogers Park Brochure (PDF - 1.3 MB)

Fee may be collected for entry.

Directions

1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90272

Pacific Coast Hwy to Sunset Blvd. Inland 5 miles on Sunset Blvd. Entrance signs on left side of road.

 
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To learn more about this site, visit the Will Rogers State Historic Park webpage.

This site is managed and operated by California State Parks.

Did You Know?

Backbone trail hikes lead to views of mountains, canyons, and the Pacific Ocean.

Piece by piece, a trail is forging its way along the "backbone" of the recreation area. California State Parks took the first step toward a 65-mile Backbone Trail in 1978. With 5 miles left to go, single track trails and fireroads will unite this patchwork of public parklands from east to west.