You may have noticed that Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area doesn’t look like most national parks. Think of this place as a patchwork of many small parks, with lots of partners committed to protecting these mountains and beaches for the public to enjoy. Regardless of park boundaries, there are opportunities for recreation, exploration, relaxation, and inspiration for everyone. Not sure where to go first? Stop by one of our visitor centers or check out the Things to Do section of our website to find an activity that meets your interest.
Need more information where trails are, how to get there, and if you can take your dog, bike, or horse? Visit Trails.LACounty.gov for detailed information on trails throughout Los Angeles County.
Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority
City of Los Angeles
Last updated: November 5, 2019