Satwiwa Loop and Old Boney Trail

EASY 103 reviews

Satwiwa Loop and Old Boney Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Newbury Park, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

4.3 miles
777 feet

kid friendly



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers



no dogs

Views of Boney Mountain, waterfall, deep canyon walls This hike includes breathtaking views of Old Boney Mountain as you leave Satwiwa cultural center area and a pleasant hike down into the steep Sycamore Canyon. The waterfall at the hikes half way point is this highlight. The waterfall is almost 100 foot high and consists of a number of cascades that tumble over shear rock when water flow is high enough. This is a rather spectacular and secluded area. There is a big flat topped boulder that you can sit on to have lunch and watch the waterfall. Watch out for the poison oak near the waterfall as the area is covered with it! $12 Parking Fee

3 months ago

The sweeping coastal plains are magnificent and the landscape is perfectly suited to equestrian activities. There are plenty of trails for hiking, biking, walking and riding. The way this area has been preserved makes you think about what the California coast used to look like. Truly beautiful.

The trail for the hike has plenty of signs along the way and it is well-travelled - lots of families. The “waterfall” wasn’t more than a trickle today, so I would suggest visiting after a rain to see the waterfall in action. Plenty of frogs and tadpoles for the kids along the creek.

The area is in recovery after the 2013 fire, so don’t expect a lot of old, dense growth. It’s all fairly new growth that is green, but needs another 5 years to fill out.

If you’re looking for a nice coastal hike, check it out.

4 months ago

So in love with this spot!!! The best sunset view, seriously! & the waterfall is perfection b/c you can sit right below it. It’s beautiful. Perfect trail for scenery AND exercise.

8 months ago

It was 95 today and dry as a bone. It appeared to be one giant fire hazard also the Chumash center only open on weekends. It was so hot we only did to the Chumash center and back. 2 adults and 2

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Hiked to the non existent waterfall today. It was NOT an easy hike. A few sections were easy but most of the hike traversed somewhat steep inclines. Bring more than one water bottle. You'll probably need at least two water bottles for the round trip.

Nonetheless, the hike provides views of beautiful rolling hills and forested ravines.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

I quickly came to realize the importance of being able to read a map because I turned a 3 mile easy hike into an 8 mile moderate to difficult hike. However, it was well worth it! As you can tell from my photos, there was plenty to see.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

nice trail but maybe for a little older kids. 5 and up would make it easier than 3 and 4s.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

So pretty and relaxing!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

This was an absolutely beautiful place. So green. It was totally fine for my 6 and 9 year olds to complete. However, we only made it half way to the falls with our 1 and 3 year olds.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Really pretty, everything is green and beautiful. When you reach the creek don't be mistaken! It's not the waterfalls, keep going and eventually you'll be lead straight to the falls.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Beautiful hike, waterfall was big, recent rain

Monday, January 30, 2017

Really enjoyed this hike. Especially good at sunset ! Will come back to hike to falls.

Monday, October 24, 2016

I hiked this trail today for the first time in several years. This was the first time I've ever been here when there was no water coming down the falls! It was still a good hike but probably should be rated moderate instead of easy.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Some nice views. Waterfall is no more as of this past weekend. Definitely bring a hat. This hike is 3.6 miles...or about a mile over what is a listed according to my track.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Enjoyable hike over a variety of terrain. Little shade. Reliable waterfall even in drought.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Enjoyable hike in mostly open terrain. Found water at the falls even when stream beds were dry.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Beautiful views! Great trail for beginners

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Not much water at the falls but it was a nice easy walk.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Beautiful ❤️

Saturday, November 28, 2015

it was a good time. some trails were marked closed but there were enough to open to make it worth while. parking is 12 bucks which sucker but the breath taking views make up for it. the campgrounds are dog friendly but not the trails because they are all marked as no dogs allowed.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Good hike, and not bad for the family. No water at the falls due to the drought, but there are some decent views along the way. Not very challenging.

mountain biking
Wednesday, April 01, 2015

I love Sycamore Canyon. I am looking for more women who like mountain biking to start a group ride for women. Contact me at if you want to meet and ride together.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

I've done this trail a few times now and although the waterfall was dried up the first few times, it's still a great beginners trail. However I went right after that good rain we just had and the waterfall is back and flowing! Waterfall was beautiful and nice and clean. Definitely going to wait for rain next time I catch this trail.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Went 10/18/14 hike was nice and generally easy for anyone since. However there is some not much but some damage from the fire 2 years ago. Also due to the drought the waterfall is nothing more then a few algae filled pools. But nonetheless a nice hike with good views.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

nice trail but the trail does not look like the picture posted. the scenery is dry.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Nice trails, there are a lot of side trails and different difficulties. Beautiful views. I recently went in November, I think it would be a little better in the spring.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Nice views hills slopes up and down cool senic views bring water for ur conpanions

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Great trail! Love the views!

12 days ago

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