Places To Go

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 for detailed information on trails throughout Los Angeles County.

A large rock balances precariously on a cliff while mountain ridges fade into the horizon
Hike to Balanced Rock along the Mishe Mokwa Trail, located near Circle X.
Waves crash upon smooth rocks in the fading evening light, a large rock formation in the distance
Drive along the scenic Pacific Coast Highway to Mugu Rock, part of Point Mugu State Park.

Last updated: December 17, 2020

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