America's largest state park located entirely with city limits (Los Angeles), this scenic, 11,529-acre park boasts 36 miles of trails winding through grass savannah and aromatic chaparral, ducking beneath shady oaks, climbing to peaks and skirting cliffs with inspirational ocean views.

Most trails link with the Santa Monica Mountains’ contiguous Backbone Trail, which means you can hike north and south from here to other canyons and parks. A quick day hike from park headquarters leads 2.2 miles south to a seasonal waterfall along the Santa Ynez Trail. The Eagle Rock Trail (2 miles) leads to a picnic area surrounded by contoured ridges.