Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles

Plane Views Over California

The Santa Monica Mountains run west to east from Ventura County to Glendale for about 40 miles, separating the Los Angeles basin and the San Fernando Valley.

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Santa Monica Mountains (S11A0061)
The San Diego Freeway crosses the Santa Monica Mountains, connecting with the Ventura Highway in this view from the east.

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Dividing Los Angeles (S11A0959)
The Santa Monica Mountains separate the San Fernando Valley to the left and the Los Angeles Basin to the right. Stone Canyon Reservoir is located near the bottom center, and the Hollywood Reservoir is located near the top center with Hollywood to its right.

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Burbank, Glendale and Hollywood (S11A0961)
Burbank (left), Glendale (center) and Hollywood (right) surround the east end of the Santa Monica Mountains, viewed from the west.

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Check out the view from the ground:

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