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Sandstone Peak via Ranch Overlook Trail to Old Boney Trail to Backbone Trail

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Rancho Sierra Vista Satwiwa

Sandstone Peak via Ranch Overlook Trail to Old Boney Trail to Backbone Trail is a 12.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Newbury Park, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length12.4 miElevation gain3556 ftRoute typeOut & Back
HikingNature tripsRunningViewsWildflowersWildlifeNo dogs
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Kicked my butt

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James Carfagno
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Hiked on May 25, 2020, stopped before reaching Tri Peaks. As noted, this Is a difficult hike, at least in the portion from where the Backbone trail splits away from Fossil until Tri Peaks. It very steep in places (4th class scrambling where you have to grab on to limbs and rocks to keep climbing). Also, poison oak is common and often difficult to entirely avoid, given how narrow and steep the trail is in places. It's an interesting, fun adventure with some great views and places to eat lunch in privacy atop the rock outcroppings, but come prepared with long pants/sleeves and be ready to deal with the poison oak.

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Diego Jesus Sogorb Martinez
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This hike is not as easy as one would think because at times it disappears and it’s easy to get lost if you don’t have gps. Problem is that the trail disappears when going through big rocks, and it’s overgrown, so it requires improvised rock climbing, roots grabbing and let yourself falling dusty drops. It’s beautiful though, since the flora is very varied and you walk at the top of the ridge for a large part. I enjoyed the views, the flowers and there’s even a little creek at the beginning. It’s challenging though, and it should be made clear that the hike is patchy and at times a scramble.

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Greg Harkins
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Starts easy, begins to pitch up and switch back once you hit Sycamore Canyon. Trail breaks off from Old Boney Trail and is overgrown and narrow to top of Hill 1918, from there the trail follow a ridge but is really just a massive vertical scramble right up the ridge to the top where the High Cabin Trail comes in from the east. There are about 3 or 4 major sections of up and over to deal with. We're talking root-grabbing, branch ducking, long way down, look out for snakes on every ledge kind of good times. Since it is on sandstone it is pretty easy to get traction on the rocks, some of the slots can be tricky. OBTW, I would not want to attempt a descent on this section. I went back the High Cabin trail. Route around Tri-peak is sketchy as well, overgrown and difficult in spots. Once you get south of Tri-peak its easy hiking to Sandstone (Allen) Peak. Long hike with some difficult pitches but definitely worth the views! High Cabin Trail has a major washout right through the middle but is still preferable over descending the ridgeline.

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RODNEY BATT
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David Garza
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Dan Ye
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Jeremy Stinett
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Cindysue Compton
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J Alvarez
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V S
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Tyler Etchell
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Dave Garza
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Steve Torres
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brandon park
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Jake Staley
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Taggart Diehl
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Jake Staley
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Kylie Ferrare
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Justin Atamian
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Arthur Gist
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Jennifer Rau
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Rosalie K
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