Just 25 miles from the glamour of downtown Los Angeles, this park sits within the beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains. Southern California is known for its great horseback riding and Read more...
Just 25 miles from the glamour of downtown Los Angeles, this park sits within the beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains. Southern California is known for its great horseback riding and mountain biking, both of which are popular here. Anglers, too, will appreciate the healthy stocked fishing at nearby Century Lake. But for a more laid back and relaxing time by the water, hit up gorgeous Rock Pool. The small, aquifer-fed pool sits inside a picturesque gorge, surrounded by Sycamores that provide great shade
For hikers, the area’s 8,000 acres is criss crossed with hiking trails. A trip down the Backbone Trail will delight with gorgeous views from vantage points like Castro Crest and more. A day (or weekend) tip at this Golden State gem, and you'll realize just why scenes from Planet of the Apes was filmed here: no green screen is a substitute for this Creek State Park’s natural backdrops.
History buffs will appreciate one of the park's most significant structures, the Sepulveda Adobe. Constructed in 1863, it was once part of an early Spanish land grant. Nowadays, the historic structure is open to the public to see, being fully restored in 2003.
Camping at this park is a year-round affair. The park’s sole campground boasts over 60 sites, with many offering full RV hookups, fire rings, picnic tables, flush toilets, access to drinking water, and other amenities. Take note: the on-site showers are “coin operated” so make sure hobble together a few quarters beforehand.
We'd recommend a trek to this LA Country staple anytime of the year. But, especially during the summer months, slather yourself in sunscreen and double-check you have plenty of drinking water before hiking the canyons.