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Santa Monica Mountains, Santa Monica

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Mountain · Hidden Gem · National Park
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The Santa Monica Mountains is a coastal mountain range in Southern California, next to the Pacific Ocean. It is part of the Transverse Ranges. Because of its proximity to densely populated regions, it is one of the most visited natural areas in California. The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area encompasses this mountain range.
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  • Interesting drive back into the history of the west. See where the old movies were filmed, see some expensive homes, go for a few short hikes. 
    Interesting drive back into the history of the west. See where the old movies were filmed, see some expensive homes, go for a few short hikes.  more »
  • We had a great time hiking in Topanga State Park. Go early in the morning as it gets really hot later in the day. 
    We had a great time hiking in Topanga State Park. Go early in the morning as it gets really hot later in the day.  more »
  • This was a definite once in a lifetime experience of such amazing beauty. It's amazing to see such a diverse landscape within the same state. 
    This was a definite once in a lifetime experience of such amazing beauty. It's amazing to see such a diverse landscape within the same state.  more »
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  • Beautiful place to hike, and enjoy a picnic at sunset! Dog-friendly. - Olesya Photography ( Los Angeles family photographer)
  • One of the best places to take your dogs and go on a peaceful early morning hike. I usually do the Sandstone Peak hike and then take my boys down past Neptune's to Birthday Beach for a swim.
  • Pure eye candy to drive through on their own. Nothing beats being surrounded by the green mountains with the Pacific peeking at you in the distance.
  • I really enjoy hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains, The Backbone trail has great views! #iloveitontop
  • Love mountain biking in the Santa Monica mountains!epic rides!

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