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

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very nice. the mountains are very nice and interesting to look at and drive up and down were ever you can

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Succasunna, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

very nice. the mountains are very nice and interesting to look at and drive up and down were ever you can

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Most scenic mountain range offer majestic views from afar, but these offer them from within. Situated between the coast and ocean and the San Fernando and several adjacent inland valleys from its peaks and cliffs majestic views can be enjoyed from hundreds of locations from Hollywood through almost Oxnard. On the coast side their are views of the white beaches,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The Santa Monica Westridge Trailhead, that is in the north side of the hills of Brentwood is an easy location to get to off San Vicente Blvd. and Burlingame Avenue. You wind your way of through some beautiful homes in the Brentwood area and end up in the Mandeville Canyon. During the week it is not crowded at all like... More 

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jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Love it here. Stayed for 4 nights in an airbnb home and managed to squeeze in a hike on Piuma Trail. Wish I could stay longer and explore more of the area.

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Bristol, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We didn't do any hiking but just driving thru the mountains from Calabasses to Malibu was amazing. The canyons were so beautiful. We actually drove back thru the mountains so we could see it agai

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Large area for easy to difficult hiking experiences with numerous view spots thrown in. Vegetation is So. Cal so this is arid country, not a Yosemite. Know where you're going beforehand and plan ahead - you'll have a nice hiking experience...

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The hiking trails in the Santa Monica Mountains range from easy to hard, from short strolls to endurance hikes. You have to keep an eye out for rattlesnakes, but I hiked here for twenty years and have never been bitten. The land is lovely, oaks and eucalyptus, sage and manzanitas. Wildlife viewing is great: coyotes, foxes, raccoons, Bobcats. In the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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

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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