Open Space

Open Space in the Santa Monica Mountains by Thomas Dore, California Department of State Parks

Open Space in the Santa Monica Mountains, photo courtesy of Thomas Dore, California State Parks

Hike the Backbone Trail and find out what makes this area so wonderful. Did you know that 70% of the Santa Monica Mountains is publicly owned space? All that natural beauty is available to you.

Being in nature is beneficial to us in many ways – it can improve health and relieve stress. Get out there and experience the serenity of blue skies, ancient trees, local wildlife, and a multitude of native flowers.


Go for a Hike


What to Do


Where to Go