Horseback Riding in the Park

Children play with a horse while talking to a Mounted Volunteer Patrol member
A Mounted Volunteer Patrol member engages youth and explains her role in the park

With more than 500 miles of horse trails in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, there's a lot to see! You can enjoy a quiet ride on a trail. Explore the mountains on an exhilarating all-day ride. Join other equestrians at an overnight campground. There are even organizations that have horse rentals and take you on guided tours.

This information will help you in finding trails and parking, tips on horse safety and etiquette, and keeping everyone safe during your ride.

Horseback Riding

Preparation- always know before you go

  • Make sure the access road can accommodate your horse trailer.
  • Check recommended riding sites in advance for suitable trailer parking; anticipate higher weekend usage.
  • Maps, guidebooks, and other information are available at the Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center, 26876 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, CA, 91302

Last updated: July 5, 2016

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26876 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302


805 370-2301

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