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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. Parking hours: 8am-sunset

Hiked this years and years ago, and it was spectacular. Caution the snakes sunning on the pathway!

7 months ago

The sweeping coastal plains are magnificent and the landscape is perfectly suited to equestrian activities. There are plenty of trails for hiking, biking, walking and riding. The way this area has been preserved makes you think about what the California coast used to look like. Truly beautiful.

The trail for the hike has plenty of signs along the way and it is well-travelled - lots of families. The “waterfall” wasn’t more than a trickle today, so I would suggest visiting after a rain to see the waterfall in action. Plenty of frogs and tadpoles for the kids along the creek.

The area is in recovery after the 2013 fire, so don’t expect a lot of old, dense growth. It’s all fairly new growth that is green, but needs another 5 years to fill out.

If you’re looking for a nice coastal hike, check it out.

Nice and smooth loop

8 months ago

This place is great for mountain biking or horseback riding. For hiking which is what I do I found this place to be quite boring. Except for the wild flowers there is nothing interesting about this hike. As far as hiking is concerned I give this place 2 out of 5 stars.

So in love with this spot!!! The best sunset view, seriously! & the waterfall is perfection b/c you can sit right below it. It’s beautiful. Perfect trail for scenery AND exercise.

Many dog friendly options. Some trails had little incline. Very nice and quiet easy hike.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

It was 95 today and dry as a bone. It appeared to be one giant fire hazard also the Chumash center only open on weekends. It was so hot we only did to the Chumash center and back. 2 adults and 2

Hiked to the non existent waterfall today. It was NOT an easy hike. A few sections were easy but most of the hike traversed somewhat steep inclines. Bring more than one water bottle. You'll probably need at least two water bottles for the round trip.

Nonetheless, the hike provides views of beautiful rolling hills and forested ravines.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

I quickly came to realize the importance of being able to read a map because I turned a 3 mile easy hike into an 8 mile moderate to difficult hike. However, it was well worth it! As you can tell from my photos, there was plenty to see.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

nice trail but maybe for a little older kids. 5 and up would make it easier than 3 and 4s.

So pretty and relaxing!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

This was an absolutely beautiful place. So green. It was totally fine for my 6 and 9 year olds to complete. However, we only made it half way to the falls with our 1 and 3 year olds.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Took some friends out to see the wildflowers. They weren't disappointed. Didn't see any Shooting Stars but there were a lot of Catalina Mariposa Lilies that I hadn't seen on previous trips..

on Satwiwa Loop Trail

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Beautiful hike with many dog friendly trail options! Super green and blooming flowers everywhere right now!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Really pretty, everything is green and beautiful. When you reach the creek don't be mistaken! It's not the waterfalls, keep going and eventually you'll be lead straight to the falls.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Perfect trail for a quick hike after work!

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Get out to Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa as the wildflowers are really coming out. Nice patches of Califormia Poppy with a few Parrys Phacelia mixed in. A good place to see the poppies is along the Old Boney Trail and Hidden Valley Trail parallel to the Satwiwa Loop Trail.

Beautiful hike, waterfall was big, recent rain

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Parking can be very stressed and on this particular day people weren't clearing out between 10 - 11. It was a nice cool day after the previous weekend had rain. Still a great hike. Everything is green and wildflowers are out especially in the old burn areas. It's early for wildflowers so they could get even better.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Really enjoyed this hike. Especially good at sunset ! Will come back to hike to falls.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Nice area for a hike. The parking lot was full but we didn't encounter a crush of people on the Satwiwa Loop. Then we did a leg heading back to the cultural center on the Big Sycamore Canyon Trail and we found everyone. Didn't visit the cultural center but that looks like a good stop especially for families. Picnic tables outside the cultural center so you can include a picnic. You'll have to pack in your picnic from the parking lot but it isn't far.

I hiked this trail today for the first time in several years. This was the first time I've ever been here when there was no water coming down the falls! It was still a good hike but probably should be rated moderate instead of easy.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Some nice views. Waterfall is no more as of this past weekend. Definitely bring a hat. This hike is 3.6 miles...or about a mile over what is a listed according to my track.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Enjoyable hike over a variety of terrain. Little shade. Reliable waterfall even in drought.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Enjoyable hike in mostly open terrain. Found water at the falls even when stream beds were dry.

Beautiful views! Great trail for beginners

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Not much water at the falls but it was a nice easy walk.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Beautiful ❤️

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