2013 Fire Restirctions
Due to high fire danger, fire and smoking restrictions are now in effect on all National Park Service land in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. For details, please download the public notice or call 805-370-2301. More »
Update on Park Closures
All NPS trails are open at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa! Currently, this park site is only open sunrise to sunset.
TMP The Interagency Regional Trail Managment Plan
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Ready for Public Input
The National Park Service, California State Parks, and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy have embarked on preparing an interagency regional trail management plan (TMP) that will establish the overall direction of future development and completion of the SMMNRA trail network over the next ten to fifteen years.
Based on identified desired conditions for park natural, cultural and recreational resources, the TMP will prescribe policies to streamline interagency management of the trail network throughout the national recreation area. The TMP will also include a trail policy map depicting the planned trail network. The TMP will discuss proposed locations for trails and trailheads; trail construction, management, and operation guidelines; and allowable uses. An Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report will accompany the TMP to provide a detailed analysis of potential environmental impacts of the proposed plan.
Trail Management Plan Public Scoping Meetings
For more information on trail planning for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, click on the links below.
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Did You Know?
At the geographical center of Los Angeles is a national park site. At Franklin Canyon Ranch in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, you can see cityscapes and natural views. The recreation area extendes in an east-west direction running through the heart of the city.