Tranverse Ranges are mountains in Southern California (and a portion of Central Coast) with east-west trending.
From Point Mugu north of Santa Monica to Griffith Park east of
this city, The Santa Monica Mountains are a part of only
east-west belt of mountains in North America. Comprised of
rocks nearly 200 million years old, the mountains were
formed in many series of ruptures between the Pacific
Plate and the North American Plate. The tallest peaks are close to 3100'
46 miles in length and around 10 miles wide, Santa Monica Mountains are the only mountain range in the world that divides a city into. Landmarks such as the Santa Monica pier and the Hollywood sign are located within this mountain range.