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

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

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Single-track trails bordered by chaparral plants wind through the park and can be experienced year-round.

Located only minutes from the large cities of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, this rare and endangered ecosystem is home to one of the best examples of a Mediterranean biome in the world!

Only 2% of the planet has this type of environment and you can be a part of the story that ensures its survival and success.

College and High School students can even support their park by becoming an intern and clicking here.

Whether you sign-up as a volunteer, get a new read from our bookstore, or even make a donation to the park's official non-profit partner, the Santa Monica Mountains Fund, you are helping the park in so many ways. Thank you!

Did You Know?

The city of Los Angeles can be seen from many scenic view points in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Comprising 153,075 acres, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is the world's largest urban national park. It has more area codes (5) and zip codes (26), including the notable 90210 zip code of Beverly Hills, than any other unit in the National Park System.