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Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

National Geographic Trails Illustrated Maps

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National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area details the largest urban park in the United States from Point Mugu to Will Rogers State Beach. Created in partnership with local land management agencies, this expertly researched map highlights key areas of interest including Runyon, Franklin, Mission, and Tuna canyons; Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space; Zuma Trancas Canyons; Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway, Rustic Canyon, and Temescal Canyon parks; Paramount Ranch; and Topanga, Malibu Creek, Point Mugu, and Leo Carrillo state parks.

This map features detailed topography with shaded relief, elevations, accurate road network, and clearly defined, color-coded boundaries for parks, public lands, and preserves. With miles of mapped trails including the popular Backbone Trail, this map can guide you off the beaten path and back again whether you're traveling by foot, bike, or horse. The Mulholland Scenic Corridor is noted for those wishing to take in the scenery by car. Recreation features are clearly marked, including campgrounds, trailheads, picnic areas, visitor centers, and scenic viewpoints. Information about the Santa Monica Mountains ecosystem, recreation activities, safety tips, and a handy activity guide are included as well.

Other features found on this map include: Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Camarillo, Culver City, Encino Reservoir, Franklin Canyon Reservoir, Malibu, Point Dume, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Mountains, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Sepulveda Dam, Stone Canyon Reservoir, Thousand Oaks.