Santa Monica Mountains, Santa Monica

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  • Decided to hike the Santa Monica mountains on a Sunday afternoon. The trails were not very crowded and offered some excellent views of the Pacific Ocean.  more »
  • Sandstone Peak to the Griffith Park Observatory, the Santa Monica Mountains they provide a backdrop for Los Angeles. Both the Getty Villa and the Getty Museum are situated in the Santa Monica mountain...  more »
  • This approximately 10 km long hiking trail leads from the parking lot at 12886 Buena road up to the sandstone peak, the highest peak in the Santa Monica Mountains. The path is not hard, it has only a certain length and less than three hours you should not schedule. One is rewarded with a splendid panoramic view from the Summit at 1000 metres above sea level, which extends far beyond the Pacific. The vegetation is surprisingly green between the hilltops above, can be also found on hot days shade again and again. On the lower part of the path one comes first on the balanced rock and at split rock past, where also a shaded picnic area. I found flatly splendid the varied and surprisingly far away from everything, when you consider that it is right at LA. If you want to go hiking once only in LA and experience the natural beauty of the mountains, one is with this path rather little-visited but well-signposted ever anything but wrong.
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  • Some great views in the mountains and sometimes the ocean. A number of the trails have sooner serious elevation. Plenty of different areas to home and see. You could spend a day here and just scratch the surface.
  • Seeing these mountains in such an amazing park definitely proves that the best things in life are free.
  • I really enjoy hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains, The Backbone trail has great views! #iloveitontop
  • The best time ever to see nature's beauty.
  • Amazing LA hike. Beautiful views. 6.6 miles. 2.5 hours

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