Satwiwa Loop Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Malibu, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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
Directions from Newbury Park, CA: Take US 101 / Ventura Freeway to Lynn Road and head south. Lynn Road travels to the entrance. Several trailhead parking areas provide access to trails.
Took some friends out to see the wildflowers. They weren't disappointed. Didn't see any Shooting Stars but there were a lot of Catalina Mariposa Lilies that I hadn't seen on previous trips..
Beautiful hike with many dog friendly trail options! Super green and blooming flowers everywhere right now!
Perfect trail for a quick hike after work!
Get out to Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa as the wildflowers are really coming out. Nice patches of Califormia Poppy with a few Parrys Phacelia mixed in. A good place to see the poppies is along the Old Boney Trail and Hidden Valley Trail parallel to the Satwiwa Loop Trail.
Parking can be very stressed and on this particular day people weren't clearing out between 10 - 11. It was a nice cool day after the previous weekend had rain. Still a great hike. Everything is green and wildflowers are out especially in the old burn areas. It's early for wildflowers so they could get even better.
Nice area for a hike. The parking lot was full but we didn't encounter a crush of people on the Satwiwa Loop. Then we did a leg heading back to the cultural center on the Big Sycamore Canyon Trail and we found everyone. Didn't visit the cultural center but that looks like a good stop especially for families. Picnic tables outside the cultural center so you can include a picnic. You'll have to pack in your picnic from the parking lot but it isn't far.
Nice simple trail that goes through lots of open land and some partially covered hillsides. Views are OK.
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We saw tons of poison oak. Keep your eyes open and avoid it. I'm very allergic to it and was able to keep it away.
We hiked here yesterday. The trails are well marked and there are lots of options. There is little to no shade so bring your sunscreen. Also there didn't seem to be any water on the trails due to the drought, so make sure you bring your own.
We saw lots of other hikers, horses, and mountain bikers.
We'll be going back soon to hike one of the other trails there.