One of the most beautiful drives through the Santa Monica Mountains starts right next to Pepperdine on Malibu Canyon Rd, which cuts through Malibu Creek State Park. Expect tight curves and canyon vistas. Malibu Canyon Rd eventually bisects Mulholland Hwy (beyond which it’s called Las Virgenes Rd) and joins with the 101 (Ventura Fwy) near Agoura Hills.