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354 mi 570 km of trail 38 Hikes

Gems 3 Gems Easy Trails 65 Trails Intermediate Trails 126 Trails Hard Trails 30 Trails

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gem Favorite Clouds begin to fill the sky looking north from Sandstone Peak.

Sandstone Peak

(6) Casa Co…, CA
gem Favorite Balanced rock, viewable from afar as well as up close like this. Very cool landmark.

Echo Cliffs and Balanced Rock

(4) Casa Co…, CA
gem Favorite Murphy Ranch

Murphy Ranch

(6) Santa M…, CA

Hikes in Santa Monica Mountains NRA - 37

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Favorite Sunset over the Santa Monica Bay from the East Topanga Fire Road. with permission from laollis
Intermediate/Difficult

Parker Mesa Overlook

7.5 mi 12.1 km • Out and Back • 1,469 ft Ascent 447.84 m Ascent

(45) Las Flores, CA
Favorite Balanced rock, viewable from afar as well as up close like this. Very cool landmark.
Intermediate/Difficult

Sandstone Peak Loop

6.1 mi 9.8 km • Loop • 1,144 ft Ascent 348.65 m Ascent

(40) Thousan…, CA
Favorite A gorgeous day and spectacular views make for a wonderful time on the Ray Miller / Backbone Trail!
Intermediate

Ray Miller at Pt. Mugu

5.5 mi 8.8 km • Loop • 964 ft Ascent 293.88 m Ascent

(17) Camarillo, CA
Favorite Nice view from Crags Road.
Intermediate

M.A.S.H Out-and-Back

4.8 mi 7.7 km • Out and Back • 226 ft Ascent 68.94 m Ascent

(21) Agoura, CA
Favorite Amazing view of Santa Monica, you can see Catalina Island on the left side of the photo
Difficult

Inspiration Point - Rustic Canyon Loop

5.1 mi 8.2 km • Loop • 906 ft Ascent 276.04 m Ascent

(26) Santa M…, CA
Favorite Nice and shady.  Lots of trees!
Intermediate

Sullivan Canyon Loop

10.9 mi 17.5 km • Loop • 1,518 ft Ascent 462.65 m Ascent

(16) Santa M…, CA
Favorite Madonna Rock
Intermediate/Difficult

Solstice Canyon Loop

2.9 mi 4.7 km • Loop • 676 ft Ascent 206.06 m Ascent

(14) Malibu, CA
Favorite Betty B. Dearing Trail through the wildflowers.
Intermediate/Difficult

Betty B. Dearing Lollipop

6.7 mi 10.7 km • Loop • 1,210 ft Ascent 368.74 m Ascent

(14) West Ho…, CA

Trails in Santa Monica Mountains NRA - 183

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1.2 mi 1.9 km #1Grotto Trail
Difficult
Casa Conejo, CA
Difficult
1.2 mi 1.9 km Casa Conejo, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #2Triunfo Lookout Access Trail
Intermediate
Casa Conejo, CA
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Casa Conejo, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #3Hidden Valley Overlook Trail
Difficult
Casa Conejo, CA
Difficult
1.1 mi 1.8 km Casa Conejo, CA
4.5 mi 7.2 km #4Dearing Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Universal City, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
4.5 mi 7.2 km Universal City, CA
68.8 mi 110.7 km #5Backbone Trail
Difficult
Camarillo, CA
Difficult
68.8 mi 110.7 km Camarillo, CA
4.4 mi 7.1 km #6Cheeseboro Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Agoura, CA
Intermediate
4.4 mi 7.1 km Agoura, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #7Los Liones Trail
Intermediate
Las Flores, CA
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Las Flores, CA
2.2 mi 3.5 km #8Santa Ynez Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Topanga, CA
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.5 km Topanga, CA
3.3 mi 5.3 km #9Nicholas Flat Trail
Intermediate
Malibu, CA
Intermediate
3.3 mi 5.3 km Malibu, CA
2.2 mi 3.6 km #10Rivas Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santa Monica, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
2.2 mi 3.6 km Santa Monica, CA
2.9 mi 4.7 km #11Eagle Springs Fire Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Topanga, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
2.9 mi 4.7 km Topanga, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #12TWR Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Malibu Beach, CA
Easy/Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Malibu Beach, CA
6.0 mi 9.7 km #13Zuma Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Malibu, CA
Intermediate
6.0 mi 9.7 km Malibu, CA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #14Winding Way Trail
Intermediate
Malibu, CA
Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Malibu, CA
5.8 mi 9.4 km #15Sullivan Fire Road
Intermediate
Santa Monica, CA
Intermediate
5.8 mi 9.4 km Santa Monica, CA
2.7 mi 4.4 km #16Mishe Mokwa Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Casa Conejo, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
2.7 mi 4.4 km Casa Conejo, CA
1.9 mi 3.0 km #17Upper Cabin Trail
Difficult
Casa Conejo, CA
Difficult
1.9 mi 3.0 km Casa Conejo, CA
7.7 mi 12.4 km #18Mulholland Drive
Intermediate
Woodland Hills, CA
Intermediate
7.7 mi 12.4 km Woodland Hills, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #19Murphy Ranch
Intermediate
Santa Monica, CA
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Santa Monica, CA
4.9 mi 7.8 km #20Zuma-Edison Fire Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Malibu, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
4.9 mi 7.8 km Malibu, CA

Photos of Santa Monica Mountains NRA - 161

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Sunset at the Will Rogers trailhead
Sep 23, 2015 near Santa M…, CA
Balanced rock, viewable from afar as well as up close like this. Very cool landmark.
Apr 2, 2015 near Casa Co…, CA
Traversing the Canyon View Trail overlooking Malibu and the Pacific Ocean
Dec 5, 2016 near Malibu, CA
Amazing view of Santa Monica, you can see Catalina Island on the left side of the photo
Aug 20, 2015 near Santa M…, CA
Owl's Clover: Found some nice patches along the trail.
Aug 2, 2017 near Malibu…, CA
Pt. Mugu views (and flowers)!
Jul 20, 2017 near Camarillo, CA
Coastal Collisions.
Mar 31, 2020 near Casa Co…, CA
Point Mugu: Walking on the Scenic Trail
Mar 31, 2020 near Camarillo, CA