Satwiwa Loop and Old Boney Trail

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Satwiwa Loop and Old Boney Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily 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.

Distance: 4.3 miles Elevation Gain: 777 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

fee

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

Trail was in pretty good shape. There were some piles of rusted wire and a wheel a few other things that need cleaning up. They were washouts which are typical. Stopped by the windmill needs resurrecting.

We saw Rabbits Ducks Hummingbird Rollie Poly Beetle Crow. Good hike, no shade.

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no shade
4 months ago

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over grown
4 months ago

Great hike, good shade.

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no shade
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

nice challenging trail for beginners. made it to where the waterfall was supposed to be but unfortunately it was dried out, but that's nature for you!

hiking
8 months ago

no motor vehicles of any kind are allowed, just a forwarding to those with any electric bikes or boards

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over grown
8 months ago

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bugs
over grown
11 months ago

Poison oak everywhere near the falls. The trail was very overgrown but a nice workout. 3 stars mainly for the fact that the poison oak was unavoidable due to the overgrowth. My legs have been feeling it for over a week.

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over grown
11 months ago

Some sections were really overgrown but overall this was a nice hike. The app did not take us to the actual parking lot so we tacked on an additional mile walking in. The waterfall was nice bit be careful for the poison oak which is plentiful near the stream and waterfall. This is not the most kid friendly hike due to the overgrowth and poison oak.

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Tue May 28 2019

Went to waterfall. Next time I will: explore the area to see if there are Falls downstream from the crossing, instead of just upstream.

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Sat May 04 2019

Very fun with little kids!

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Sun Mar 17 2019

Beautiful easy trail. Lots of flowers.

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Fri Mar 01 2019

One of my favorites. Easy and quite ;)

Sun Feb 17 2019

Beautiful, very green. waterfall running large. Two stream crossings, but passable. Two nice restrooms along way. Trail survived recent rains quite well.

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muddy
Sun Feb 10 2019

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Tue Jan 29 2019

Had a great time hiking this trail—super easy, great for trail running. There’s some water flowing and everything is so green after the recent rains!

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Tue Nov 27 2018

Hiked this years and years ago, and it was spectacular. Caution the snakes sunning on the pathway!

Wed Oct 31 2018

Beautiful

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Sun Apr 29 2018

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.

walking
Mon Apr 02 2018

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.

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Wed Nov 22 2017

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 Kiddos

Wed Jul 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.

Sun Jun 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.

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Mon Apr 24 2017

Sat Apr 15 2017

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

Sun Apr 09 2017

So pretty and relaxing!

walking
Tue Mar 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.

walking
Fri Mar 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.

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