Hike the Santa Monica Mountains Pocket Guide
Hike the Santa Monica Mountains Pocket Guide

Best Day Hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area 

Hiking the Santa Monica Mountains means wildflowers, waterfalls, and splendid scenery that’s been in more movies and TV shows than any other location on earth. What’s not to like about trails in the Santa Monica Mountains? These are The Trailmaster’s “home mountains,” full of warm memories, the kind of memories you’ll have after hikes along Malibu Creek, to Sycamore Canyon and Sandstone Peak.

  • Enjoy breathtaking mountaintop views from Inspiration Point, Parker Mesa Overlook and Sandstone Peak.
  • Choose an easy nature walk, moderate family hike or an all-day adventure hiking the Backbone Trail.
  • Chill-out at waterfalls, meander fields of wildflowers, visit the M*A*S*H site and many more movie and TV locations.