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Address: Santa Monica, CA

Part of the National Recreation Area.

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We frequent the Santa Monica Mountains and it's always a treat for hiking trails, lookout points and being a part of Nature! There are many roads to explore - Decker Canyon Rd... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Cathie P
Westlake Village, California
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Westlake Village, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We frequent the Santa Monica Mountains and it's always a treat for hiking trails, lookout points and being a part of Nature! There are many roads to explore - Decker Canyon Rd. which takes you thru hills & valleys from Westlake Village to the Pacific Ocean. Kanan Road winds thru the hills from Agoura Hills to Malibu & Zuma Beach.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've always thought the Santa Monica Mountains were kinda blah....Solstice Canyon being totally trashed w/graffiti, trash, and random parties going on w/loud music around the ruins....although it does offer nice ocean views, it just felt like any other "city hike." Boy was I WRONG though. The Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak is absolutely GORGEOUS! The road to get to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice for hiking and still pretty accesible and close to L.A. and Santa Monica!! I really enjoyed the trails and some of the views of both the Pacific Ocean and sometimes Downtown L.A. when hiking here!

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've only hiked up to the top once and although the day was super hot the view from the top is worth it. It's beautiful and breezy. Take a lot of water to drink and maybe rinse off a bit once you reach the top, and a picnic lunch, something to sit on, bug spray, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat........ More 

Thank L B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Calabasas and did a hike to the canyon. Never hiked any canyon before, so this was the premiere. Me and my friends really liked it. Also it is very nice to drive through the canyon by car from Calabasas to Malibu. Right after you enter Malibu, there is an amazing spot with great view. Also you can stop... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Sandstone Peak trail is 3 miles round trip hike . The trip climbs steeply but very nice view on the higher point of Santa Monica Mountains.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We had a nice hike at the Malibu Creek State Park which is part of Santa Monica mountains. Was nice to see the location for the TV show MASH site in Malibu Creek State Park

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Santa Monica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Wonderful shops and restaurants but not for the slight of pocket. Expensive part of L.A. so you don't find cheap shopping, but there is great stuff... everything from clothing to housewares to restaurants.

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Sherman, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

we took a guided tour thru the mountains that ended with a hike around the SM mountains and it was amazing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I made it through the Santa Monica Mountains quite by accident. I was on my way to a hotel for a business trip and decided to "explore". What I found in these mountains is a majestic wonderland, and quite a hidden secret. Gorgeous majestic mountains with ocean views in the distance. I just had to stop, take a deep breath,... More 

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