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Santa Monica Mountains

Santa Monica, CA
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Ranked #2 of 45 attractions in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, National Parks
Activities: Biking, Hiking
Description: Part of the National Recreation Area.
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Los Angeles, California
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140 reviews 140 reviews
37 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I love hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains. I grew up in Santa Monica and was a runner so I have seen a lot of them. If you are a tourist, the best place to start is Will Rodgers State Park. They have trials that are clearly laid out and provide beautiful vantage points. There is also a bathroom and... More

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Mankato, Minnesota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We hiked in the Franklin Canyon Park, which is part of the Santa Monica Mountains. The weather was beautiful the day we were there, so we never got too hot. It's a fun day trip.

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Wildwood, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were able to take a ride on Mulholland Drive and made several stops to enjoy the views. It was wonderful to be able to take in all the beauty.

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New York City, New York
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171 attraction reviews
1,327 helpful votes 1,327 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Santa Monica Mountains have easy trails as well as more difficult ones. When you are there the views are plentiful. The breeze comes off the water and it is supposed to be the best air around La.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Good clean beach with lots of other people around It is safe but bring your own chairs and an umbrella Nearby refreshment and bathrooms

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was born in Santa Monica and used to drive through these mountains all the time. Before the freeway was built, there was just Sepulveda Blvd that went through to the San Fernando Valley, and it was a lovely drive. One place you don't want to miss when in the Santa Monica area.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If your'e in town and wanting a lively hike to burn off all the delicious meals you are eating while in town, then the Santa Monica Mountains is the place for you! There are gentle hikes and challenging hikes and the views are unparalleled. I would say go with friends, in the unlikely case that you get lost on a... More

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

A great place for a short or long hike. Easily accessible from the city. And you are in another world walking amongst the hills. Great views over the ocean, downtown and suburbs. Highly recommended to get away from it all!

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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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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