Photo © Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Facebook Page: “Enjoying the colors of a SoCal sunset at Rancho Sierra Vista.”
Hidden in plain sight from Los Angeles, the Santa Monica Mountains offer easy access to surprisingly wild places. Experience the famous beaches of Malibu or explore more than 500 miles of trails. The park abounds with historical and cultural sites, from old movie ranches to Native American centers.
WILD Cities has taken notice of the exceptional work conducted here to understand the movement of mountain lions within a larger urban environment. Those studies could inform policies in many areas around the world, and help Angelenos share the landscape with amazing wildlife.