The Santa Monica Mountains Safe Trails Association was founded by a group of long-time residence of communities around these mountains with a shared passion for hiking. Locals and visitors from all over United States and the world get to experience and enjoy over 500 miles of intertwined hiking trails and public parklands within the Santa Monica Mountains. The founders of SMMSTA are determined to work with public agencies, “search and rescue” teams, concerned citizens, and homeowner’s associations to identify safety risks and remedies for visitors and hikers to the surrounding public park lands and adjacent residential communities.