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Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

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Address: 401 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Phone Number: 805-370-2301
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Activities: Hiking, Camping, Horseback riding, Birdwatching
Description: The world’s largest urban national park, extending more than 45...
The world’s largest urban national park, extending more than 45 miles from the Hollywood Bow to Ventura, features a rich variety of plants and wildlife.
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Hike your worries away!

This is another amazing place to go if you are craving the outdoors of Ventura County. Go Hiking or Biking and take in all the beauty of this place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is another amazing place to go if you are craving the outdoors of Ventura County. Go Hiking or Biking and take in all the beauty of this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Although it is super hot and dry, the views are beautiful and the park is really well laid out, clean and nice to walk in. Really fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The Santa Monica National mountains have easy to kick your rear hikes available. Mountain peaks, meadows, wildlife and ocean views. Choose a trail that fits your fitness level, bring water and wear good hiking shoes. You'll be amazed these trais are in our backyard. Juse Do It!

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Malibu, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Able to go and walk till the sun goes down is a view hard to describe, to listen to the birds and wonder how many people thousand of years ago walked around here

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

My husband and I are just learning to hike. We love to be outside yet still close to the city so we can get where we need to and back. Many people bike or have their horses on the trails too.

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Newbury Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Right out your back door!! It absolutely huge and challenging if your a beginner or expert you can find a fun trail to do.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a great area to : hike, bike, walk, run, or simply take your time enjoying nature. So many different trails to explore with various levels of terrain. A lot of the area, obviously, is open space. But there are several spots that are shaded, including near a waterfall, where you and the family can stop and enjoy lunch... More 

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Thousand Oaks, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Great easy hiking, went with my grand children. You can walk, bike even horse back. You can even hike from the trail head on Lynn Road @ Wendy to Sycamore beach. It is up and over the mountain. Need to plan the trip and have someone pick you up on the beach side. Email the park service for info

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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

First time to the SM Mountains, been meaning to go for a LONG time. Beautiful and super bright green on this beautiful early February day. Went in through the Ranco Sierra Vista/Satwiwa entrance. Great little hike to the waterfall (trickle this time of year but hey - its water!). Hiked up the falls into the the hillside and "got lost"... More 

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Yorkville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I love nature and our national park services, so while in LA we took the a day trip to the mountains. The kids got to explore and be junior rangers. Such a beautiful area to see!

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Address: Address: 401 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Phone Number: 805-370-2301
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Thousand Oaks

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