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Caitlin Blauvelt
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HikingNo shade

Beautiful!!

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Jorge Castillo
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HikingNo shadeRockyScramble

One of the best hikes in SoCal. It was not overcrowded and the grotto was nice!

Mariana Ferraro
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HikingOver grownRocky

What an awesome trail experience. Get there early and park in the lowest lot. Some shaded areas to rest in the trial. We did this at 11 am and it was so hot coming back i could barely stand it. Go early and take lots of water. The trail is fairly easy. Mostly downhill on the way down until you reach the grotto. The hike down to the grotto is steep and rocky and slippery. We did it with a 5 and 6 year old and they made it in and out ok. So fun to play in the grotto there’s a bit of water left and it wasn’t too crowded. The trek back was intense uphill. Sunscreen and water and hat for sure ! Bring a pair of water shoes.

Mike Lyons
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Hiking

Great trail. It was an out and back. 3 miles from the top lot. The grotto at the end of the hike is worth the trip. Bring water.

Bob Green
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Hiking

Just did this on an overcast Sunday. Late June. Beautiful flowers and foliage deep in the canyon 1/2 way through or so. No ocean view but still a great hike. Be aware that the reviews mentioned a lot of ground bees - this was overstated in our view - at least this weekend.

Alexis Gutierrez
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HikingOver grownRocky

Love this hike. Took my dog and she really gained a lot of confidence climbing up and down rocks. Had to carry her sometimes so wouldn’t recommend taking your dog if you can’t carry them or have a good harness.

Grace Hummingbird
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HikingNo shadeOver grownRockyScramble

brings lots of water. super fun hike overall. no shade, bunch of trails overgrown but pretty. did this on a cloudy sprinkly day and it was awesome to see the clouds run in and out. also did another 1 mile up to tri peak and it was totally worth it :)

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C Sara
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HikingNo shade
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Paul Ortega
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HikingNo shade

Great trail it was my first time coming here, simple trail and easy to not get lost in. I recommend starting early since there is not much shade to hide from the sun. A little bit of rock climbing to get down to the cave but it’s so worth it ! Will becoming here again

Tatiana Lobos
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HikingNo shade

Pretty nice trail! Piece of cake going down, but coming up you will definitely feel the burn! I recommend going extra early to avoid the heat AND CROWD.

Irene Melchor
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Hiking

This trail is sooooo beautiful!

Lena Art
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HikingBugsNo shadeRocky

Incredible hike, it has it all: peaks with views, uphills and downhills, desert like portion of a hike, oasis with greenery and trees. When I arrived in the morning the fog was so thick I wanted to go back, glad I didn’t. It cleared up when I got to Sandstone peak and I was rewarded with a beautiful view of fog formation over the valley. No shade, can get really hot. Wear proper hiking boots. Restroom is only at Sandstone trail, no restroom at Mishe Mokwa trailhead.

Cass Carlopio
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Hiking

This is one of my favorite hikes in the Santa Monica mountains. Gorgeous views, nice loop. It’s warm in the middle of the day so bring water. We did the hike for the second time in the last month yesterday, and didn’t experience the same swarm of bees we did last time. We were limited in time and managed to do the whole loop in under two hours but we were moving fast. Leave at least 3 hours so you can really appreciate the scenery.

Brianna L.
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HikingOver grownRockyScramble

Great hike. Took us 45 min to get to the grotto, and then 40 min to get back to trail entrance. When getting to the trailhead parking, I recommend parking at the “3rd” parking lot, it will save you an extra 5-7 min walk with an incline. It’s all pretty much downhill on trail but on the way back it’s all uphill. The trail is pretty straight forward, just a little bit overgrown at some parts. Once you get to the end of the trail you pretty much have to jump around rocks to get down to the cave. It had good amount of water and it was not heavily trafficked at all, at least at the time we went which was 3pm. This is one of my favorite hikes it has great scenic views on the drive and during the hike. Just keep a lookout for your motion sickness peeps, there are a lot of sharp in and out curves driving in the mountains.

Alexander Vonhungen
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Hiking

This is my favorite hike in the LA area and I try to do it at least once or twice a year. It really took a hit from the Woolsey fire but the flowers and vegetation finally feel like they are back.

Nick Norvilas
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HikingOver grown

Starting to get a little overgrown with mustard plant but an enjoyable hike up. The downside of this trail is that it loops you back to the parking lot via Yerba Buena Rd. I prefer the Grotto hike to this one but great canyon views all around.

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Alexandra Lee
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HikingBugsNo shade

Lots of (non-aggressive) bees & bugs throughout this trail - bring bug spray. Bring min. 2L water as there is minimal shade. Overall, beautiful trail.

Jiemei Geng
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HikingNo shadeOver grownRockyScramble
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