Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak

MODERATE 288 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.

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3 days ago

Great hike! Very dog friendly. Stunning views. It just gets very warm during the spring/summer days. Start early!

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4 days ago

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5 days ago

Just finished this hike and it's so beautiful. "moderate" is a good description for difficulty level. I would definitely would recommend or go back to visit. Nice walk w/ some incline and I only hiked to the waterfall so I'm looking forward to hiking even further next time!

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9 days ago

Great day hike trail, especially if you do the counterclockwise loop, which takes you about 4 miles up at about 2-3 degree incline. Stopped at Inspiration Point for lunch then off to summit Mt Allen. The descent was about 1.8 miles with very rocky and ruddy trails. Highly advised you have good boots with ankle support and hiking poles.

Fairly crowded on weekends, so get there early. Lots of canopy for shade, Split Rock is a great place to stop, refuel and rest.

I'd rate this trail as moderate+.

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10 days ago

10 days ago

This hike is beyond beautiful. Rated as moderate but being 64 I found some areas very hard. I completed the loop but for me once in my life time. I will do some of this hike again but there are parts of the loop that I found very scary and I don't scare easy.

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12 days ago

Crowded on weekends

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14 days ago

Moderate due to some big steps, might need hands to climb a little. Well balanced hike

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17 days ago

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17 days ago

Great hike, a few mildly steep climbs here and there but plenty of beautiful shady paths lines with wildflowers and shady trees. At one point on the hike you can even see rock climbers scale the bony back mountains :)

18 days ago

It was pretty cold due to the elevation so bring warm clothing. The hike is pretty steep and aggressive so be prepared. We only hiked to the peak and back. Views were amazing. Get there early it starts to ge packed by 9ish. Can't wait to go back and do the whole loop.

hiking
18 days ago

Great trail and wonderful views throughout the 6 mile loop - the trails have a spectacular range of landscape, from more marsh to high peaks. Also, very dog friendly = huge plus. Parking lot was full on a Saturday, but you can find road parking at the base of the lot.

18 days ago

Trail is beautiful. The trailhead is relatively far from PCH Hwy.

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19 days ago