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Charmlee Wilderness Park

2577 Encinal Canyon Road

Charmlee Wilderness Park is located over 532 acres within the best of the Santa Monica Mountains Coastal Slope Environment. The park includes picnic areas and over eight miles of hiking trails, native plant displays, and a nature center.  


  • Bike Trail
  • Nature Center
  • Parking
  • Picnic Areas
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Trails
  • Water


Paulette Salg

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
Still close enough to the ocean that it's not too hot to hike in during the summer. Several hiking trails are available. Picnic tables are located near the entrance along with running water. Saw only hikers and horses on my hike today. Small parking fee. This the time of year for rabbits, lizards, snakes, and some birds.

nikos liddy

Friday, June 22, 2018
probably one of the more beautiful and easy hikes I've gone on in the Santa Monica mountains. and they allow dogs just please clean up after yourself to keep this amazing place pristine for every e else to come and enjoy.

Ismar E.

Friday, May 11, 2018
Beautiful views and tons of intimate trails. Spring is the best time to see lushious greenery and some wildflowers. Hikes are short so it's great for all ages and the entire family. Ocean views are beautiful. Bring lots of water in the summer

Jack Dvir

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018
There's plenty of parking split up into two lots. You can pay $4 within the park or park for free on Encinal Canyon and walk about a quarter-mile to the parking lot. The trails were well signed, although there are not mileage indicators on the signs. The bathrooms were relatively clean and the views were spectacular once you cross the meadow. This is a easy to moderate hike suitable for families with small children. You can even use a jogger if you're not afraid of a moderate incline

Hasya Jansen

Thursday, June 14, 2018
This park is so pretty. A variety off plants, rocks, ocean view. It's magical.

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