From the Mountains to the Sea

Hidden in plain sight from Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Mountains offer easy access to surprisingly wild places. Experience the famous beaches of Malibu or explore more than 500 miles of trails. The park abounds with historical and cultural sites, from old movie ranches to Native American centers. What will you and your family discover? Read More

Post-Woolsey Fire - One Year Later

Post-Woolsey Fire Debris Testing Begins

Second phase of recovery effort begins with the testing of hazardous materials and removing debris from 30 structures & outbuildings.

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Big Cats, Big Challenges

Park scientists have studied more than 75 mountain lions since 2002. Learn how the cats survive and how you can help.


Urban Coyotes

NPS scientists are researching how these animals adapt to urban areas within the Santa Monica Mountains.

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Start your adventure here

Make the Visitor Center your first stop in the Santa Monica Mountains. Meet a ranger, learn about the park, and browse our gift shop.

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Be a neighbor to nature!

Learn how to co-exist with wildlife, grow native plants, and support your local parks as a homeowner.

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Come to our outdoor classroom!

Are you a teacher? We have programs (and funding!) to bring your class to the park.

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LA Ranger Troca

LA Ranger Troca brings the parks to the people of Los Angeles.

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The Backbone Trail

The Backbone Trail extends for 67 miles, connecting the Santa Monica Mountains from east to west.

Last updated: December 27, 2019

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26876 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302


(805) 370-2301

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