Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak

MODERATE 358 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1607 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

hiking
1 hour ago

Gorgeous hike. Highly suggest if you can only do one in the area. Variety to the trail - so many spectacular views along the mountain sides, some walks though tree lined paths, others more open areas at the high point, glances at the ocean in the distance. Slightly questionable following the loop as there are a few branches and not all labeled. Would suggest bringing up the map on your phone before starting if you care to stick to this and confirm you're not lost. Not too too crowded. Could see lots of rock climbers in the distance along the trails.

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13 days ago

I'm a beginner and this trail definitely gave me a workout; especially at the end trail going down because a lot of loose rocks.
If you're clumsy like myself, a walking stick may help to better stabilize yourself in certain areas.

14 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Love this place. The trail is pretty well maintained.

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20 days ago

I did the peak, and had planned to do the Mishe in reverse. But the hike was rocky more than traily and slow going for me. Lightly travelled for a Sunday, the hike was gorgeous. Lots of great views, some trail runners. Maybe the heavy rains made the trail rocky. I'll return with better boots and do the loop.

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29 days ago

Had a great hike with friends and my dog! Diverse terrain, amazing views, this is one to return to!

29 days ago

Amazing view

29 days ago