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

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California


This is a graphic for the Western National Parks Association - Proudly helpinh to support our National Parks since 1938!

Western National Parks Association chooses books and memorabilia that reflect the resources, history, and beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains.

The Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center features a bookstore managed by Western National Parks Association. You can purchase memorabilia, guidebooks, puppets and more. It is located at:

26876 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302

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.