dogs on leash

wild flowers

nature trips



trail running

mountain biking

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.

I really enjoyed this hike. Great views and beautiful wild flowers. I recommend taking the fire road up and the Musch trail down to get the best views.

It was an awesome hike. We had a one year old but still did the solstice canyon trail and the trw trail as well. Amazing views once you reach the rising terrace . It's quite a uphill but totally worth it. and the waterfall was beautiful on the way to the top.

Just finished this hike and it's so beautiful. "moderate" is a good description for difficulty level. I would definitely would recommend or go back to visit. Nice walk w/ some incline and I only hiked to the waterfall so I'm looking forward to hiking even further next time!

Gorgeous views, easy but satisfying hike.