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Santa Monica Mountains, Santa Monica

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Mountain · Hidden Gem · National Park
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The Santa Monica Mountains is a coastal mountain range in Southern California, next to the Pacific Ocean. It is part of the Transverse Ranges. Because of its proximity to densely populated regions, it is one of the most visited natural areas in California. Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is located in this mountain range.

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  • We had a great time hiking in Topanga State Park. Go early in the morning as it gets really hot later in the day. 
    We had a great time hiking in Topanga State Park. Go early in the morning as it gets really hot later in the day.  more »
  • This was a definite once in a lifetime experience of such amazing beauty. It's amazing to see such a diverse landscape within the same state. 
    This was a definite once in a lifetime experience of such amazing beauty. It's amazing to see such a diverse landscape within the same state.  more »
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  • Beautiful place to hike, and enjoy a picnic at sunset! Dog-friendly. - Olesya Photography ( Los Angeles family photographer)
  • One of the best places to take your dogs and go on a peaceful early morning hike. I usually do the Sandstone Peak hike and then take my boys down past Neptune's to Birthday Beach for a swim.

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