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.
dogs on leash
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.
Great hike! Very dog friendly. Stunning views. It just gets very warm during the spring/summer days. Start early!
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!
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+.
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.
Crowded on weekends
Moderate due to some big steps, might need hands to climb a little. Well balanced hike
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 :)
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.
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.
Trail is beautiful. The trailhead is relatively far from PCH Hwy.