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From Canopied Forest to Ocean Vista

As the world’s largest urban national park, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area spans over 154,000 acres and boasts over 30 trails perfect for hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, campers, and more. If you’re in the mood for a rejuvenating and inspirational hike, we recommend Los Liones Trail at Topanga State Park, located just 10 minutes from our Oceana Beach Club hotel. The entrance isn’t too remarkable, but after a short distance, the trail blossoms into lush greenery and shade. After about 1.3 miles you’ll come to East Topanga Fire Road, where the views of Santa Monica Bay are breathtaking. Continue on for a bit of a challenge as Fire Road rises up a steep incline into the State Park. You’ll soon be treated to awe-inspiring panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the distant sight of the San Bernardino Mountains. We recommend that you sit for a few minutes to meditate before heading back to the Oceana for a cocktail followed by a luxurious bath and dinner at Tower 8.

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