Facts: * 154,000 acres of land * Largest Urban National Park in the world * 2 Waterfalls; Escondido and Paradise falls * 33 Hike trails that range from easy to hard
Wild Life: * More than 450 vertebrae species * More than 290 Bobcats have been ear tagged * Other animals you can find are: rattlesnakes, squirrels, herons, butterflies, and lizards and deer
Plants: * there are around 220 different plants * There are plants foreign to Santa Monica overtaking native plans * Some plants you can find are; Sand Verbeno, red maids, Fairy Lanterns, Brickelbush, California Morning Glory, Winecup Clarkla and many others
Mountain Biking: * Santa Monica has many trails with diverse terrains, you can from ridge tops to canyon floors * Rides can be challenging and exhausting * There are many rewarding ocean views on the trails
Dangers: *Fires put mountains in danger, fire prevention is a year round activity for Santa Monica Mountains *Mountain Recreation and Conservation Authority also known as MRCA works with the fire department to keep our mountains safe *MRCA manages more than 60, 00o acres that belong to Santa Monica Mountains
Santa Monica Mountains
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