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

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Support Your Park

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?

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Every year Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area plants around 15,000 native shrubs in efforts to restore the chaparral landscape and increase the carbon sequestration of the Park. More...