Santa Monica
Mountains National
Recreation Area

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is a United States National Recreation Area containing many individual parks and open space preserves, located primarily in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California. The SMMNRA is located within the greater Los Angeles region, with two thirds of the parklands in northwest Los Angeles County, and the remaining third, including a Simi Hill…
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Please pardon this brief personal anecdote. I promise it is relevant to the hike…
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A pleasant loop through the low mountains and wide grasslands of northern Point …
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Most readers of this site will no doubt be familiar with Boney Mountain. The hig…
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A moderately challenging 4.6 mile loop trail in the Pacific Palisades. This rout…
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An 8 mile in-and-out, exploring the lower canyon sections of Malibu Creek State …
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A very pleasant 5+ mile hike in the southern part of Point Mugu State Park. Low …
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A 7.6 mile out-and-back in the southwestern portion of Malibu Creek State Park. …
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A picturesque, shaded canyon hike. A popular, well-maintained trail with opportu…
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On May 2, 2013, the Springs Fire erupted near the 101 and made its way through t…
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We routinely tell people Sandstone Peak via the Mishe Mokwa Trail is our all-tim…
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Escondido Falls is the tallest waterfall in the Santa Monica Mountains, accessib…
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Hiking to Nicholas Flat from Leo Carrillo State Park is perhaps one of the most …
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