At more than 154,000 acres, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is the largest urban national park in the world. Home to hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, camping and more – this park features everything from majestic Pacific Ocean views to native California grassland and historic ranches. An invaluable SoCal outdoor resource.

Viewing 34 of 34 Hikes

Upper Reservoir Loop

Upper Reservoir Loop

Distance: 1.4 mi

Time: 1 hrs

Elevation Gain: 100 ft

Difficulty: Beginner

Rocky Oaks Park

Rocky Oaks Park

Distance: 1.2 mi

Time: 1 hrs

Elevation Gain: 136 ft

Difficulty: Beginner

King Gillette Ranch

King Gillette Ranch

Distance: 1.4 mi

Time: 1.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 229 ft

Difficulty: Beginner

Santa Ynez Falls

Santa Ynez Falls

Distance: 2.4 mi

Time: 1 hrs

Elevation Gain: 207 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Charmlee Wilderness Park

Charmlee Wilderness Park

Distance: 2.8 mi

Time: 1.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 272 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Trebek Open Space

Trebek Open Space

Distance: 2.9 mi

Time: 1.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 421 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Malibu Lagoon State Beach

Malibu Lagoon State Beach

Distance: 2 mi

Time: 1 hrs

Elevation Gain: 15 ft

Difficulty: Beginner

Corral Canyon

Corral Canyon

Distance: 2.5 mi

Time: 1.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 537 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Paramount Ranch

Paramount Ranch

Distance: 2.8 mi

Time: 1.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 126 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Hastain Loop

Hastain Loop

Distance: 2.7 mi

Time: 1.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 617 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Cave of Munits

Cave of Munits

Distance: 2.6 mi

Time: 2 hrs

Elevation Gain: 722 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Fryman Canyon

Fryman Canyon

Distance: 3 mi

Time: 1.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 463 ft

Difficulty: Easy

The Grotto Trail

The Grotto Trail

Distance: 3 mi

Time: 1.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 600 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Runyon Canyon

Runyon Canyon

Distance: 3 mi

Time: 1.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 675 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Murphy Ranch

Murphy Ranch

Distance: 3.8 mi

Time: 2 hrs

Elevation Gain: 340 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Skull Rock via Temescal Canyon

Skull Rock via Temescal Canyon

Distance: 4.6 mi

Time: 2.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1135 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Calabasas Peak via Red Rock Canyon

Calabasas Peak via Red Rock Canyon

Distance: 4.6 mi

Time: 2 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1066 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Escondido Falls

Escondido Falls

Distance: 4 mi

Time: 2 hrs

Elevation Gain: 416 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Upper Big Sycamore Canyon

Upper Big Sycamore Canyon

Distance: 4.1 mi

Time: 2 hrs

Elevation Gain: 640 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Victory Trailhead Loop

Victory Trailhead Loop

Distance: 5.1 mi

Time: 2 hrs

Elevation Gain: 408 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Simi Peak and China Flat

Simi Peak and China Flat

Distance: 5.5 mi

Time: 3 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1116 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Mugu Peak

Mugu Peak

Distance: 5.2 mi

Time: 3 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1255 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Solstice Canyon

Solstice Canyon

Distance: 6 mi

Time: 2 hrs

Elevation Gain: 800 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak

Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak

Distance: 6.1 mi

Time: 3 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1656 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Nicholas Flat

Nicholas Flat

Distance: 6.9 mi

Time: 3.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1664 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Eagle Rock and Temescal Peak

Eagle Rock and Temescal Peak

Distance: 7.4 mi

Time: 3 hrs

Elevation Gain: 926 ft

Difficulty: Easy

La Jolla Canyon

La Jolla Canyon

Distance: 7.5 mi

Time: 3.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1100 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Parker Mesa via Los Liones Trail

Parker Mesa via Los Liones Trail

Distance: 7.3 mi

Time: 4 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1292 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Bulldog Road and Castro Crest

Bulldog Road and Castro Crest

Distance: 7.6 mi

Time: 4 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1250 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Lower Malibu Creek Loop

Lower Malibu Creek Loop

Distance: 8 mi

Time: 3.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 224 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Las Virgenes Canyon

Las Virgenes Canyon

Distance: 8.6 mi

Time: 4 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1851 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Satwiwa to Tri-Peaks

Satwiwa to Tri-Peaks

Distance: 9.9 mi

Time: 5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 2500 ft

Difficulty: Strenuous

Cheeseboro and Palo Comado Canyons

Cheeseboro and Palo Comado Canyons

Distance: 10.5 mi

Time: 6 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1000 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

Old Boney Trail

Old Boney Trail

Distance: 11.4 mi

Time: 4.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 1100 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

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