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Sandstone Peak Trailhead - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

12869 Yerba Buena Rd, Malibu, CA 90265, USA

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About Sandstone Peak Trailhead

Sandstone Peak is the tallest point in the Santa Monica Mountains. The summit can be reached via a 6.25-mile loop with 1,075 feet of elevation gain that offers expansive views of the range. Just ahead on the trail, enters a riparian forest and crosses a stream to arrive at Split Rock Picnic Area. After hiking nearly two miles, this is a good spot for a break. The picnic area offers plenty of shade, which is otherwise elusive on this hike.


Attractions Near Sandstone Peak Trailhead

Sandstone Peak
Sandstone Peak1.09km from Sandstone Peak Trailhead

This Peak is the highest point in the Santa Monica Mountains at an elevation of 3,111 feet. Views from the trail stretch from the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands and inland to the Conejo/Simi Valleys. The summit can be reached via a 6.25-mile loop with 1,075 feet of elevation gain that offers expansive views of the range. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and attracts so many adveurte lovers.

Boney Peak
Boney Peak1.36km from Sandstone Peak Trailhead

A majestic peak of the sandstone Boney Mountain formation, in Circle X Ranch Park of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. you can have views of the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands, and Mount Baldy. Plus Camarillo, Oxnard and Ventura city, Newbury park and some parts of Simi Valley.

Tri-Peaks
Tri-Peaks2.48km from Sandstone Peak Trailhead

Tri Peaks is, one of the highest points in the Santa Monica Mountains with an elevation of 3009. There are a number of caves and crevasses between them, many large enough to enter and explore. There are also spectacular views into the valleys and canyons to the west. The trail is a short spur off the Mishe Mokwa where is meets the Back bone trail. Tri-peaks is an area well worth visiting to see the caves and other rock formation.

Leo Carrillo State Park
Leo Carrillo State Park5.49km from Sandstone Peak Trailhead

Leo Carrillo State Park is a state park in Los Angeles County. It has 1.5 miles of beach for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, surf fishing and beachcombing. The beach also has tidepools, coastal caves and reefs for exploring. Giant sycamores shade the main campgrounds. The park also features back-country hiking. The 2,513-acre park was established in 1953.

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa
Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa6.56km from Sandstone Peak Trailhead

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa is a culturally significant place. This land served as a successful community for not only the Chumash culture, but also the plants and animals that live here. Students will explore Chumash culture and their reliance on native plants and animals.

Big Sycamore Canyon
Big Sycamore Canyon7.16km from Sandstone Peak Trailhead

Sycamore Canyon is situated in the northernmost region of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area below the 3,000 feet peaks of the Boney Mountain State Wilderness Area. The canyon in the park is one of the riparian woodlands along the California coast. It contains a number of California sycamore trees. Big Sycamore Canyon Trail is a popular trail. The sycamore-lined canyon is close to numerous trailheads, including the Backbone Trail.

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Historically inhabited by the Chumash people, with their presence dating back 10,000-12,000 years. Known for their rock paintings and for their great basketry, the Chumash were hunter-gatherers, fishermen, and also traders with the Mojave, Yokuts, and Tongva Indians.

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