Located at the southern end of the community of Newbury Park, this site reflects the heritage of both Native Americans and local ranching. The Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center is open on weekends from 9am to 5pm. Native American workshops and programs occur throughout the year. Rolling grasslands, oak woodlands, and chaparral can all be seen on the same hike here. The iconic and dramatic view of Boney Mountain can be seen if you choose to travel 8 miles to the ocean along the historic Sycamore Canyon Trail.

Overall a great experience. I did this route as a trail runner, but the run quickly became a hike. The way up is easily marked and does get a bit rocky in some areas. Views for the top are fantastic and a perfect place to stop for lunch. Beware the second half!! The trail coming down from the peak is tough to follow. I had to refer to this app multiple times to see if I was on the correct route. A few times, I was not. Go slow, be mindful of your direction, and you’ll be fine. Full loop, plus a few accidental detours set me at 11.8 miles. Running when I could, this took about 3 hours

WARNING- We did the whole trail listed here - I would caution against it - after reaching the max elevation the trail down the loop is Unmaintained has many misleading paths and very dangerous - this section is very hard.

Be prepared to up and climb down rock faces

View from top is spectacular and uphill ascent challenging

Full loop will take 5 hours

One of a number of favorites

Great Hike to work up a sweat and get your blood pumping. I would rate this a moderate hike up to the Monument.

Awesome place to take ur dog, and a workout at the same time very easy, don’t forget to go through the underpass it will add another mile to ur walk and ur best friend the 4 legged kind

beautiful trail "backbone"

I hiked this trail a few days ago. The views from the top are phenomenal! The first 3.5 miles is heavily trafficked and well maintained. Once you pass Danielson’s Monument, the trail is no longer maintained by the park service but is easily followed this time of year. There are some scrambling spots and wide crevices where the trail has washed out. We climbed along the face of one of the peaks, which was pretty sketchy but a lot of fun (we took the back side of the peak on the way down). We didn’t go all the way to the third peak and we ended up clocking almost 11 miles out and back from the Potrero parking lot.

3 months ago

very good overlook.

7 months ago

Hiked on Tuesday 8/1/2017 at 5pm and ended around 630pm with a total of around 4 miles... it was hot and very little shade...
Very little traffic , i hiked alone and I saw only two people . Lots of lizards and quails! Lots of bushes and burned trees. It's a recovering area from a fire. The difficulty is about 3/10 with one area pretty steep. Its a boring trail but good for the area. The area near the waterfall has overground bushes that cover the trail. The waterfall at this time of the year is nonexistent. It's was disappointing actually. The best part was essentially the overview area of the hills. Overall, I wouldn't recommend it unless you want to get some exercise.

Pros: little to no traffic, exercise , parking
Cons: boring, no shade, no waterfall
Rating: 2/10
Notes: no dogs on waterfall trail, no bikes on waterfall trail, no hike alone, trails splits to other areas

Lovely hike! The waterfall is a little weak right now but you can still climb the rocks and get close to the pools. The brush on the way to the waterfall in the ravine is not well cleared though. Beautiful views of Boney Mountain and Newbury Park. Plenty of additional trails to extend the hike if desired.

The back side of Boney is NO JOKE! I went off trail 4 times scrabbling over the large rock areas. It's early in the season so maybe the trail is better cleared later on. This app was a life saver to get me back on course, but be prepared to use your butt as a sled in parts.

Awesome trail!

Awesome hike. Lots of butterflies when I passed through.

Pretty quick & easy with a small rocky waterfall. I think the description is a bit off considering it is in Newbury Park. I don't really get the WV reference. Great hike when you don't have much time and just want to coast for the most part.

11 months ago

I've been hitting the various trails of area this past week this being my third after Paradise Falls and Tapo canyon so far and this was probably my favorite due to the diversity of terrain! It criss crosses w/ Boney Mountain trail which trailhead starts a mile down the road! The green valleys the craggy mountains the cascading waterfalls at end of this trail this time of year 3/17 were a treat!
Coming back I looped around the verdant valley to visit the small interpretative center w/ a local vegetation garden!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Very Nice Hike. Waterfall is flowing good
& very pretty.
If you stick to the outlined trail it is not an Easy hike. It should be rated Moderate cause there are more uphill terrain. Most of our group enjoyed it but a few took the flat trail next to this one. On the hills some awesome views of the whole area. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Great trail for the family, but you CANNOT bring your dog all the way in! if you want to go to the waterfall, leave the dog home. Because this trail starts in a National Park, your dog is welcome but the waterfall is in a State Wildlife Reserve and dogs are not allowed. The officers told us it was a $250 fine +court costs.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Pretty views. Lots of water. Very muddy right now from all the rain. Lots of hills and steep cliffs from small landslides so not easy for kids under 5. Not stroller friendly but a good walk.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

lovely after the rain!

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

This trail should be downgraded to easy. The trail to the waterfalls is on a well marked path. I was a little disappointed when I arrived to the falls because the drought has reduced it to small puddles. I did enjoy the hike and there are others trails that branch of that I would like to explore. Good hike to come with kids and pets.

Friday, November 25, 2016

I've been going on this hike ever since I was a little kid, and it never fails to satisfy. It has a beautiful view of the valley and is very scenic. Unlike most trails I've been on this one has a nice breeze throughout the trail so it stays moderately cool. My favorite part is climbing up the side of the waterfall. It's a great place to take pictures and rock climb as well.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Okay, so this trail combination is quite a mixed bag. The beginning is on broad, heavily used trails up to the Danielson's Monument. From there, you pick up the single track Tri-Peaks trail (unmarked) which is hidden behind the burned down ranch house to the left.

This trail is a refreshing change from the area burned out in the May 2013 fire. Lots of shade, through heavy brush and oak groves at lower elevations. It is washed out in places but easily hiked. I would call it moderate difficulty because of the elevation gain and washed out trail. As you ascend, shade becomes more scarce but you remain outside the fire zone. After a couple false summits and beautiful overlooks you arrive at the summit of Boney, where you can scale the boulders and enjoy a 360-degree view of the Conejo Valley, Oxnard Plain, the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific.

Most people turn back and return on the same trail. This guide depicts a loop back to the Old Boney Trail, which looked more interesting. WARNING: this trail is traveled lightly, and is not marked. When you cross rock faces, take care to find the real trail down--it is often obscured and there are a lot of false trails to overlooks. This portion of the trail offers some spectacular views BUT is extremely steep in places, with very poor footing in loose stones and soil. I would rate this section DIFFICULT. Very slow going with a very real risk of falling.

Once you rejoin Old Boney Trail the recommended loop turns left to the Fossil Trail with ascends a portion of Sycamore Canyon before rejoining the trail you started out on. Trail guide says this is a ten mile hike. I suspect it's a bit more. We decided to cut out that loop and turned right on Old Boney, hiking straight back towards Danielson's Monument before hiking back where we started. That turned out to be a 9-mile hike, which took over 5-hours with rest breaks.

Like most hikes in this area, starting early is a big plus, as afternoon heat can be taxing.

Enjoy! Be safe!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Not exactly easy! Lots of climbing but very nice hike.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Tri peaks part of this is VERY TOUGH steep climbs in Ruts, going down requires hands as it is Steep and in ravines grabbing hold of Branches, roots and rocks. Make sure you have Ap or Maps and GPS as its east to lose trail here.... its hard but WELL worth it. see pics in Danielson Monument trail

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Did the loop, using the Tri peaks trail.... it was borderline Rocking climbing and i LOVED it and VERY easy to lose the trail make sure you have the App working. VERY dangerous place to lose the trail

Monday, January 19, 2015

Just tried to do this trail and discovered it was closed. Sign said closed from Jan. 12 thru Feb. 1. Did it after the big rains a couple week ago and there were some pretty big ruts and gouges from run off. It was nice to actually see a little water at the water fall.

Monday, March 10, 2014

this is not so much a destination as it is more a resting point before heading up the hidden trail to Boney Peak. you need to hike over 2 ridges to get here and since the fires its mostly barren burned out until you hit the downward slope into the Danielson monument.
if you want to hit Boney Peak find the trail that goes by the chimney and get it on.
wax on wax off Danielson.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

I have hiked this trail a few times. I just returned from a hike today. I recommend you bring plenty of water since there is no drinking water along the trail like some others have ( Wildwood Park etc. ). If you go in the summer months there is no water from the falls-only a couple of puddles at its base. Spring would be the best if you want to see a WATERFALL.
If you don`t have enough energy I would suggest as soon as you climb that first steep hill instead of going left towards the old windmill take the right going through the flatter grassy trail ( you will encounter some animal feces so watch your step here ) that meets at the base of Danielson fire rd you would take the left ( dont get confused-another trail to your immediate left leads to the Windmill ) on Danielson FR and the climb is a bit more tolerable this way and there is a bench overlooking the canyon-maybe 50 yards from the split. If you look to your right you will see a Water tank and a paved rd that many mountain bikers use that leads to a Campsite ( about 2.5 miles from the watertank-approx )
Most of Danielson FR going to the Falls is downhill so be ready for some climbing back :)
Make sure you look at the signs along the trails because on some you can not bring a dog.
All in all this is a fairly easy hike just remember if you go in the Spring there is a lot of loose rocks onto the trail from the water runoff so be careful where you step.

P.S. If you want drinking water you need to go to the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture center-which would be : Instead of climbing that FIRST Steep Hill take a right and go around and side of the hill.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

This was a very beautiful hike and there were many people to talk with if you don't know which way to go. It took us 3 1/2 hours to do the hike. According to the instructions, when you join with Danielson Road a few hundred yards down the trail, DO NOT make a 180. Just turn left. The 180 makes it confusing. On the way back we decided to go straight down and take the flats through the meadow since we were getting pretty tired and didn't want to climb back up the original path and it was much quicker. There was a bit of a trickle at the falls but not much. Very pretty but not a place to lay around because all that's there are rocks. You can sit on a rock to rest but then turn around and go back. All in all, it was a nice hike and weather was great.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

I really lovedi think this is a great hike in spring when everything is so pretty and green. It's a great hike for those who maybe just started to hike but are in decent shape. If you follow the map it rolp

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