Basic Information

26876 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302

There are multiple trailheads around the park, so there is not one main entrance. You can begin your visit at the visitor center, located off Mulholland Highway in Calabasas. The Santa Monica Mountains are traversed by the 405 Freeway on the east side; crowned by the 101 Freeway on the north and west side; and Highway 1, the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), on the southern ocean border.

Park Sites

The park sites are open year-round. Our parking lots are open from 8 am to sunset.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Open 24 hours
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours

Summers are hot and dry while winters are cool and wet.

Entrance Fees:

Entrance Fee - $0.00

Entrance to the park (visitor center and all trailheads) is free.

Santa Monica Mountains Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

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 also features interactive exhibits and has a small theater where a park film is shown.

Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center

Located at the southern end of the community of Newbury Park, this site reflects the heritage of both Native Americans and local ranching. The Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center is open on weekends from 9am to 5pm. Native American workshops and programs occur throughout the year.

 

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is one of more than 400 national park units across the country. Unlike most national park sites, we jointly protect this area with numerous other state and local agencies (and even private homeowners!). As you explore the mountains and beaches, you might find yourself crossing invisible borders, so it always helps to do a bit of research ahead of time and double check the signage when you arrive.

Here are the basics:

  • Access to the park is free!*
  • Most parking lots are open between 8:00 AM and sunset.
  • Summers are hot and dry while winters are cool and wet.
  • Dogs are allowed on leash.*
  • Most trails are shared by hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, and runners. Please practice good trail etiquette with your fellow visitors.
  • Cell phone service can be unreliable in the mountains.
  • Park rangers are happy to help with your planning and regularly offer special events and programs.

*Regulations may differ at non-National Park Service locations. A full list of our regulations can be found with our Superintendent’s compendium.

Last updated: February 13, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

26876 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302

Phone:

(805) 370-2301

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