From the Mountains to the Sea

Hidden in plain sight from Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Mountains offer easy access to surprisingly wild places. Experience the famous beaches of Malibu or explore more than 500 miles of trails. The park abounds with historical and cultural sites, from old movie ranches to Native American centers. What will you and your family discover? Read More

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Big Cats, Big Challenges

Park scientists have studied more than 45 mountain lions since 2002. Learn how the cats survive and how you can help.


Urban Coyotes

NPS scientists are researching how these animals adapt to urban areas within the Santa Monica Mountains.

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Looking for a Senior Pass?

See where they are available for purchase!

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Be a neighbor to nature!

Learn how to co-exist with wildlife, grow native plants, and support your local parks as a homeowner.

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Want to join the fun?

Check out our OUTDOORS calendar of events!

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2017 Arts in Parks

Explore the grounds of Peter Strauss Ranch to see the park through the eyes of the artist.

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LA Ranger Troca

LA Ranger Troca brings the parks to the people of Los Angeles.

Backbone Trail

The Backbone Trail

The Backbone Trail extends for 67 miles, connecting the Santa Monica Mountains from east to west.

Last updated: July 25, 2017

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26876 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302


(805) 370-2301

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