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Rocky Oaks Park is a small but diverse park in the Santa Monica Mountains with easy trails suitable for beginner and young hikers. Trails here are very picturesque but they won’t take you long to do, so do this as part of a larger day trip in the mountains.
Rocky Oaks Park Professional Review and Guide
"Rocky Oaks Park is a small but diverse park in the Santa Monica Mountains with easy trails suitable for beginner and young hikers. Trails here are very picturesque but they won’t take you long to do, so do this as part of a larger day trip in the mountains."
-- Casey Schreiner , Day Hiking Los Angeles (The Mountaineers Books).
More Rocky Oaks Park Professional Reviews and Guides
"Located where Kanan Dume Road and Mulholland Highway intersect in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Highlights: This is a great ride for beginners; you can try something a little more technical than your average fireroad. All the trails are well-marked so it is almost impossible to get lost. This is a great area to ride for an hour and then picnic. Hazards: This is a popular spot for horses and hikers."
--Mark Ross & Brad Fine, Mountain Biking Southern California (Falcon Guides).
"Diminutive Rocky Oaks Park is typical of the many small properties that have been purchased or earmarked for future acquisition by the National Park Service in the continuing effort to flesh out the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The property, a former cattle ranch, was purchased in 1980."
--Jerry Schad , Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County (Wilderness Press).
"Until the late 1970s, Rocky Oaks Park was a working cattle ranch. The grassland (pasture) and pond (for cattle) are remnants of that era. Rocky Oaks, acquired by the National Park Service in 1981, is one of those little places perfect for a picnic or a little leg-stretcher of a hike."
--John McKinney, Los Angeles County: A Day Hiker's Guide (The Trailmaster).
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