dogs on leash

wild flowers

nature trips



mountain biking

trail running

kid friendly


horseback riding



The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area or SMMNRA, is a United States National Recreation Area containing many individual parks and open space preserves, located primarily in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California. The SMMNRA is located within the greater Los Angeles region, with two thirds of the parklands in northwest Los Angeles County, and the remaining third including a Simi Hills extension in southeastern Ventura County, California.

Pretty views. Lots of water. Very muddy right now from all the rain. Lots of hills and steep cliffs from small landslides so not easy for kids under 5. Not stroller friendly but a good walk.

There is few way to loop this trail ;)

Cool historic posts and beautiful views.

Just checked it out yesterday after the rains. The water falls were beautiful! One thing, is there isn't any markings to the trail to the second waterfall. It is about. 3 miles before the backbone trail meets Zuma Ridge mtwy. It's a small path between the bushes near where the creek meets the trail. Have fun?

Beautiful views

We came in to this hike via Santa Ynez trailhead (Palisades via Vereda de la Montura), not Musch Trail. It was nice! Lots of streams to cross. Beautiful views. Steady incline. Eagle Rock was wonderful. Really enjoyed this hike.

lovely after the rain!