Rocky Oaks

Shaded woodland provides great relief on hot days in the Santa Monica Mountains

Hidden amid houses, roads, and other signs of modern life, Rocky Oaks features a seasonal human ­made pond and a variety of plant communities that provide habitat for wildlife. While taking a gentle hike along our loop trails, enjoy vistas of the pond. Once used as a watering hole for cattle, the pond (when replenished with rainfall) now supplies drinking water to native animals such as rabbits, coyotes, bobcats, raccoons, and deer. Plants such as tule, cattail, and willow grow in and near the water, while water birds such as buffleheads, mallards, and coots perform take­offs and landings. Just as humans commute to and from work on roads and highways, animals use the area to rest and commute between other habitats in the Santa Monica Mountains.

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  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Trail Running
  • Horseback Riding
  • Picnicking
  • Bird Watching
  • Dog Walking
  • Amphitheatre


Located in the 31500 block of Mulholland Highway west of the Kanan Road intersection. The entrance is on the north side of Mulholland Highway.

GPS Coordinates: N 34.0967 W -118.8141

Take the Ventura Freeway (U.S. 101) to Kanan Road. South on Kanan Road to Mulholland Highway. Turn west (right) on Mulholland Highway and right again into the parking lot.

Good to Know

Parking Yes Dirt lot. Closed during rain.
Restrooms Yes Restrooms located in main parking lot.
Water Yes Water fountain located by amphitheatre.
Pets Yes Pets are allowed on leash and under control. Please pick up after your pet. Pets must remain on trail.
Accessibility Yes Parking lot and trails are unpaved.
Cell Service Yes/No Cell service may be unreliable in the area.
Large oak trees surround picnic tables with a woman on the left staring up at the trees
Enjoy a picnic under the shade provided by Rocky Oaks and a casual stroll on the trails nearby.
Wooden benches form a mini amphitheater around green trees
Hang out at the amphitheater just off the Glade Trail after the parking lot. 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

26876 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302


(805) 370-2301

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