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
From the Mountains to the Sea
Western Town Burns in Woolsey Fire
Learn more about the recent fires that devastated 88% of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
Come to our outdoor classroom!
Are you a teacher? We have programs (and funding!) to bring your class to the park.
LA Ranger Troca
LA Ranger Troca brings the parks to the people of Los Angeles.
The Backbone Trail
The Backbone Trail extends for 67 miles, connecting the Santa Monica Mountains from east to west.
Last updated: November 15, 2018