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State historic park in the Santa Monica mountains includes hiking and equestrian trails, picnic grounds, guided tours of the Will Rogers historic ranch house and weekend polo matches.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90272-3941
+1 310-454-8212
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from US$ 115.00
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 31 March 2012

Although I was aware of Will Rogers, I hadn't really appreciated his importance in early 20th century American popular culture until visiting this park which preserves much of his former ranch and belongings. We arrived on a Tuesday morning and it was very quiet. Threatening...More

5  Thank 65Rambler
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 January 2008

Had an interesting private tour of the ranch house as there were no other guests at the time. If you like Will Rogers, this would be fun. If you don't, it, would probably be boring (my husband and I are both great fans.)

3  Thank osusieq
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

We went on a day when they were prepping for a polo match, but still were able to walk the grounds, see the stables, and take a hike that had a beautiful city and ocean view. The house wasn’t open that day, but it is...More

Thank peggille
Reviewed 20 September 2018

A wonderful place close to Sunset Blvd. Great hiking here and the views are stunning. A camera is a must because you see L.A., the ocean, mountains and more from high up. This is a whole day thing so plan for that. Don't confuse this...More

Thank GeorgeVreelandHill
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Will Rogers state park is a little gem hidden above Sunset. Parking is $15 or, if you're lucky, free down a ways from the gate (before the stop sign - pay attention to the signs!) Once in the park, there are hiking trails into various...More

Thank jeanjeni2003
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

My wife booked a holiday weekend dance camp in L.A., so I planned some outdoor activities for myself. An avid trail runner, I was seeking someplace both challenging and scenic. The trails that start from this state park certainly fill the bill for a range...More

Thank Mtrob326
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

It is a very easy hike round trip (about 45 min) and you get an incredible view for not so much work. The trail is a loop so you can go up one way and come down another. If you are coming to LA and...More

Thank isahomberg
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Very close to downtown Santa Monica, the ranch home of Will Rogers makes a fun half day excursion. The ranch house is open by guided tour, and has been left just as it was in the 1930s. The tour includes most rooms of the house,...More

1  Thank travgal0766
Reviewed 8 August 2018

One of the high lights of my trip to CA. The house tour was great. They have polo games on Saturday and Sunday. I wish I would have spent more time here. I would have hiked the Inspiration trail and brought a picnic lunch. You...More

Thank Norma L
Reviewed 6 August 2018

You'll get a good workout if you hike the 1.5 mile loop above the polo field and historic home of Will Rogers. Great views of the Pacific Ocean all the way around to downtown Los Angeles. If you get there early enough in the morning,...More

Thank DeniseWakeman
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Will Rogers State Park is an enjoyable place to spend some quality outdoor time. It is not far from the beach so the weather is normally very enjoyable for a walk in nature.

1  Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 30 January 2018

This is a hidden gem. It was originally Will Rogers' ranch in Los Angeles but is now a State Historical Park. There are quite a few buildings, his ranch house, a polo grounds where they play every weekend in the summer and a several trails....More

2  Thank Nancy F
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Bob B
2 July 2017|
Response from Summervacationeer | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we received this as a gift from our daughters who purchased a one-hour ride via Groupon.
Abby A
22 April 2017|
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Hello! From what we could see, it looked like people were arriving early in the day to stake out their spots. This would lead me to believe that it's "first come, first serve" but I'm not sure...