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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.

Hiked this 6 mile loop last Saturday and have to say "it kicked my butt ". the trail was marked very clearly which was a great help for first timers on this trail. completed the 6 mile loop in 2hours and 49 mins. Will be back again.

I've done this trail before, but always find it a bit harder than the "moderate" rating it gets, especially if you head off the main trail to Tri Peaks. I've done Mt. Wilson and Mt. Baldy summits and find this little 6 mile loop, just as hard, but much more spetacular...love it !

9 days ago

10 days ago

It was a nice little walk with my wife and daughter to go see the water fall

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11 days ago

My go-to trail if I only have a couple of hours to do ~5 plus miles. Gradual incline. I usually start at the 2nd tier off of UCLA Stunt Ranch. The entrance is hidden but if you look, you'll see it.

Loved this trail. The only reason I give it 4 rather than 5 stars is that the difficulty level was higher than expected if you're used to other moderate trails from this app. This got pretty tough in parts with lots of steep uphill, unstable rocky climbs (at the top), and some sketchy descents with steep rocky gravel. If you're up for a high end of moderate challenge, this is a great trail.

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11 days ago