TRIPS & EVENTS

Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak

Hiking/Walk
DATE: Apr 01, 2017
END DATE: Apr 01, 2017

Trip/Event Location: Malibu CA

Trip Leader(s)


Menard
Long Beach, CA United States,

believeinosx
Tarzana , CA United States

Meeting Time: 9:20 AM

Max # People: 30

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level:

Moderate to Strenuous

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Region: California/Hawaii

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Summary

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: 9:30AM
Near:  Malibu 90265
Length: 7 miles – 4 hours
Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous
Elevation gain:  1300 feet
Exposure:  Sun/Shade
Configuration:  Loop

Description:  This is one of the most beautiful hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains and considered one of the best hikes in Southern California.  Highlights include the spectacular Echo Cliffs where rock climbers ascend shear cliffs, a house sized boulder delicately balanced on a small rock beneath, a giant split rock, stunning giant sandstone formations, and breathtaking views from the top of Sandstone Peak and Inspiration point.  Sandstone Peak is the tallest in the Santa Monica Mountains at 3111 feet.

Menard is leading this hike for both the Gay Outdoors and the Great Outdoors members.  Note: women may be participating.

Trailhead/Directions:  Address:  14041 Yerba Buena RD, Malibu, CA  

From 101 Fwy/Westlake BL to trailhead is about 35 minutes.  Please plan your commute accordingly

1.     Follow US-101 N to CA-23 South/S Westlake Blvd in Thousand Oaks.  (Exit 40 from US-101 N).  Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Westlake Blvd (CA-23 S)
2.     Continue to follow CA-23 S for 7.2 miles
3.     Slight right turn onto Mulholland Hwy.  Go for .4 miles          4.     Turn right at Little Sycamore Canyon Rd 1.9 mi.    Do not turn left onto Decker Rd!! 
5.     Little Sycamore Canyon Rd becomes Yerba Buena Rd, continue for 2.7 mi.

As you are traveling on Yerba Buena Rd, you will pass a parking area that has a parking lot on each side of the road.  This is the trailhead to the Mishe Mokwa trail. Keep going to the next parking lot on the right which is the Sandstone Peak/Backbone Trail parking lot. This is the parking lot where we will start our hike. If you reach the Circle X Ranger station you have gone to far. 

From PCH North, Hwy 1:  Northbound on Hwy 1, turn right on Yerba Buena and go about 6 miles.  Parking lot is on the left.

If you have a navigation system, here are the coordinates:

+34° 6' 41.82", -118° 55' 35.34"  or map to 14041 Yerba Buena RD, Malibu, CA  

What to Bring: Good hiking boots/shoes.  A hiking/trekking pole may be useful for the occasional step ascent/descent on the trail, but not necessary.  Pack a lunch, snacks and bring plenty of water.  Bring a hat/cap and sunscreen.  Rain cancels but threat of rain does not.

Optional Brunch afterwards at The Stonehaus - a Tuscan-style boutique coffee and wine shop, also serving salads, pastries and sandwiches.  Address: 32039 Agoura RD, Westlake Village, CA

http://the-stonehaus.com

Trip Leader(s)

Menard

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Long Beach, CA


United States
believeinosx

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Tarzana , CA


United States

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lahibb

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Venice Beach, CA


United States
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lahibb Posted Mar 2, 2017 at 6:36 PM

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