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Santa Monica Mountains

Santa Monica, CA
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Ranked #2 of 44 attractions in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Mountains, National Parks
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Description: Part of the National Recreation Area.
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Heath, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Driving thru the mountains was such a joy for my granddaughter and her friends...they oh's and awed the whole trip up the coast.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We accessed the trails via Will Rogers Park, and walked up to Inspiration Point, where we had a fabulous, 360-degree view of Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Century City, Santa Monica Mountains, and, of course, the Pacific Ocean. Considering how beautiful the scenery is and how many people live in Los Angeles, I was shocked that we only ran into... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Really fun.... technical drive up in the mountains, but wow the view is spectacular. We even saw a storm roll into the mountains, the clouds poured right on top of us while we were hiking the Topanga trail.

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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

For Los Liones Canyon Trail ---Parker Mesa Canyon I drove up north on Paseo Miramar until I hit the dead end. Once at the dead end, turn left and you'll the entrance to the trail. I thought I was getting lost coming here for the first time. I'm sure there's another entrance but this is where my GPS lead me... More

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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
42 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Actually this is a very big mountain includes a lot of trails. So it's a little hard to come up with a general review on the whole site. You could try HikeSpeak to get detail about each trail. Just the pics won't be so updated like TripAdvisor. We took Los Leones Canyon trail in a little cloudy day which I... More

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Okemos, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Spectacular backdrop for LA. Lots of fun driving through them but you got to be careful because the CA drivers are crazy! Take your time. The canyon roads are not for the faint of heart.

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

just wanted to walk the beach, hear the waves and breath in the sea air. beach is very clean not too crowded in January. Perry's on the walkway will set up chairs and cater to you.

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Pelee Island, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

The views are unbelievable, it's like something out of a movie there is nothing to dislike!! The weather was great!

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I loved the hike, but getting here was a bit tricky and it was busy with people, both locals and tourists alike. I recommend going up here on week days and be prepared to get decent directions.

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Santa Monica, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I hike them on a weekly basis and love the weather. They don't have the greenery that places with seasons do, but there are sooo many trails, soo many that are dog friendly, and generally good parking options.

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