Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Malibu, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is one of the most beautiful hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains. 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 where kids can dash between the sheer walls, stunning giant sandstone formations, and breathtaking views from the top of Sandstone Peak and Inspiration point. Highly recommended.
We did the loop to the peek. It was marvelous! We went the day after it rained, so there was mud on parts of the trail where the sun hasn't hit yet. It took us a while because we had to tackle the quick (sinking) mud.
I cannot believe this was so close to LA; it truly didn't feel like we were in the city. Definitely beautiful and a great way to step away from bustling, cemented, and polluted city.
The most challenging part was getting from the parking to the start of the trail. After that, there were rolling hills, but totally doable.
Will come back again! I went to Utah to see the balancing rock.. who knew there was one here all along
Beautiful trail with some of the best mountain and ocean views in Malibu!
Beautiful views of the ocean and Ventura County. Loved all the trees and plant life along the trail.