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Santa Monica Mountains

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Address: Santa Monica, CA
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Activities: Hiking, Biking
Description: Part of the National Recreation Area.

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Well it's not the Alps

However, there are some beautiful places to see. Soo a little more research, about driving is advisable. A drive through the Malibu mountains is great, the area encompasses 10's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

However, there are some beautiful places to see. Soo a little more research, about driving is advisable. A drive through the Malibu mountains is great, the area encompasses 10's of thousands of acres, plan your trip, make the drive.

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

If you like Farmers Markets, you will LOVE this place on Wednesdays. Blocks and blocks of fresh fruits and veggies. Verty friendly vendors. Many samples.

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phoenix, Arizona, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Took a drive North on the Pacific Coast Highway from Santa Monica. Went North on Topanga Canyon Road, to 101 W, to Malibu Canyon Dr S, which takes you back to the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Headed a little further north on the PCH and stopped at Paradise Cove for a great lunch. The Paradis Cove Cafe is right... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Santa Monica Mountains are a natural jewel located near the Greater Los Angeles Metro Area. Approximately 60,000 acres of open space are available for public recreation. Keep an eye out for rattlesnakes in April. The mountains are their natural habitat.

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Joshua Tree, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Lots of trails and hiking and small town visits. Can be alot of traffic on weekends, but during week best time to visit, and lots of trails for hiking, nice visit to the small art town of Topanga

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We hiked on Sunday afternoon with our two teenagers. This is a popular, family friendly hike to a waterfall. There was only a trickle of water today due to the drought but worth the time. The trail head is off Winding Way road just off PCH. There is a small free parking lot or street parking along PCH. It is... More 

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We drove through the mountains in Santa Monica a few times and it was always a treat. Stop and take some pictures or just find somewhere to hangout in the mountains over looking Santa Monica and the ocean. The mountains are visible from most places in Santa Monica

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I have been using the series of trails for years. There are all types of terrain for a variety of interests and fitness levels. The views from certain sections are great with views of the Pacific. It is possible to hit the same or different paths and see new items every time. However , a couple of important points. For... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The SM Mountains are great, they are wide open and not too overrun. We bring the dogs all the time and they love it. Go see the missile launch place..

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Mentor, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a very scenic drive. We travelled West and ended with a ride thru Pepperdine campus. It is beautiful.

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Address: Address: Santa Monica, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica

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