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Boney Mountain Overlook Trail is a 9.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Newbury Park, California that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length 9.1 mi Elevation gain 2,670 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife No dogs
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Tracie MacGregor
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Jason Feldmar
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Yesenia Rodriguez
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Adrian Rangel
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HikingGreat!

Great trail, pretty easy to follow and since we started before sunrise we were in shade most of the way under the tress. I’m 6’2” and did have to crouch under some trees climbing up but wasn’t too bad! Overall great hike and view made it worth it.

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Eric Burlet
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George Helou
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Highly recommended, different than most hikes you’ve been on I promise

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Treyton Tafolla
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over grown in some parts, but mostly good.

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Sarah Marquet
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Great hike. Long, steep and sometimes difficult to follow but the views are beautiful all the time.

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Blake Collins
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It’s awesome! Absolutely gorgeous and super fun! Fist couple miles are tough but then it chills out pretty mellow such. The last couple miles are not fun as they are on a paved road with zero shade. You gotta dig at the end. Awesome time!

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Jp Guz
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Scott Will
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HikingOver grownRocky

Overgrown, really had to watch your face and eyes against all the branches. Loose rock, narrow, not that enjoyable. Not a very difficult hike physically and not that pleasant visually, other than good views at the top.

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Bill Heilmann
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HikingGreat!

did my training day on this 10-miler fantastic I only had a few weekenders out there I was the only one at top started late today but it was a cool day got up to Danielson in 45 minutes from danielson's about two and a half plus miles I think , that took me about an hour and change round trip I did my PR 247 moving time 305 total time not bad for 63

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Brenda Briones
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HikingOver grownRockyScramble

Started around 7am. Mostly shade all the way up. Trail isn’t tall person friendly .. I’m 5’5” and had to crouch a lot... watch out for tree branches. Pretty much around 3 miles in you’ll be walking through a trench with lots of rocks. Clocked in 9.47 miles. Finished at 11:50am. Clearly no water at waterfall but with this heat I wasn’t expecting any water. Temp when finished was 96. I used 3L in water

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Elly Crowell
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Pretty interesting hike — the top is absolutely worth going through to rest to get to. We hiked to the peak for sunrise, and while watching the sun come up from the top was worth it, we had some wildlife scares. We saw many small scorpions, a snake, tons of mice and quail, a couple rabbits, a fox and a bobcat. Like others have said, a lot of trail is a huge trench you’re walking in or struggling to straddle. There’s some good flat parts to even out the elevation you get in the last couple miles to the peak. Only real bummer is coming up that mile or so at the end of the hike. It was only 8:30a and super hot in the sun doing that. Some decent canopy and tree cover is on the trail though.

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David Feigal
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HikingNo shadeRocky

The first three miles will take you about half way up and a good turn around is the ruins of an old cabin and memorial. Above that it isn't only steeper, but the erosion has left only rocks on the trail making the hike tedious. Didn't make it to the top ... this time. will be back and may try the alternate route around the mountain to the west.

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Chad Barber
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Good hike up Fossil trail and down Old Boney trail. Saw a couple of rattlesnakes right on the trail, so heads up. Hot out there, take more water than you’d expect. Great views today!

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Chris Shule
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Great trail. Did it no problem with trail runners. A little steep at times, but not bad. Some of the ascent is in a trench about a foot wide with with narrow trail on both sides, but easily navigated. The steep parts are tall stepped sections of rock. Again, easy to navigate. Lots of shade, so a decent trail if you don't get out before the heat.

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Leah Schmidt
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Nick Norton
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The view from the top, in all directions from the highest peak in the Santa Monica Mountains, is breathtaking. The trail's got some scrambling, and some shade, and a very short detour to a nice waterfall. The people who say it's a five hour out and back must be in way, way better shape than I am though. Did it today in just under eight hours, and am utterly exhausted, but well worth it.

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Cassandra Hawkins
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