The Santa Monica Mountains are running parallel to the coast and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Santa Monica Mountains are peaks which have a height of up to 3000 feet. It offers one of the best hiking experiences in California. If you look into the number of trails, you would realize that there are over 500 miles of it. You can go hiking, camping or even mountain biking.
Planning your visit:
If you’re planning to visit Santa Monica and you can get the option of multiple trails their are multiple entrances to the park.
The park is typically open from sunrise to sunset. The timing would change according to the season.
From time to time, there are a wide variety of events which are conducted at the park. So, when you’re in Los Angeles, these mountains are a must visit.
History of the site:
While the Santa Monica Mountains are almost prehistoric, when you look into the movement to start conserving the area, it started in the 1950s. However, the recreational area was only created in 1978. In 1980, the area it was expanded and came to be known as Santa Monica Mountains National Park.
Some of the activities which you can indulge in these mountains are
If you’re looking at the ecosystem of Santa Monica Mountains, it consists of hundreds of different types of plant species. In addition to that, you can find hundreds of types of animal species as well.
The mountain range itself is spread across 46 miles.
The Santa Monica Mountains is surrounded by urban landscape and that is why it was necessary to conserve this part of the land in order to ensure that the animals and the fragile ecosystem in which they live in, is sustained.