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Satwiwa Loop Trail to Old Boney, Fossil and Upper Sycamore Loop

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Point Mugu State Park

Satwiwa Loop Trail to Old Boney, Fossil and Upper Sycamore Loop is a 7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Newbury Park, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips.

Length 7.0 mi Elevation gain 1,755 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Reviews (97)
Photos (1120)
Recordings (89)
Completed (217)
joe murray
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Cindysue Compton
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Hiking

I definitely recommend this trail. A nice workout with shade throughout the hike.

Olivia Woohoo
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HikingNo shade

I did the loop clockwise - it was pretty steep getting to the peak then a rather tough-on-the-knees descent. If I were to do it again I’d probably go clockwise for a more gradual ascent and less downhill on the way back. The creek bed was dry which is to be expected this time of year. Beautiful views from the top of the mountain. Not a ton of people

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Marcelle heimdal
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Hiking

This trail came out to be 9 miles according to our GPS. Going clockwise, after the waterfall there's an elevation gain of about 850' in within a .75 mile section. I recommend going the .3 miles to the Danielson monument where there is a lot of shade and good bird watching. After that you continue up a bit before finally leveling out for a short stretch. This area has a great view to the ocean, and some really nice cool breezes. There's also really beautiful rock formations to see. The area is recovering well from the fire and even in mid-July there were wildflowers. Then it's downhill with some fairly steep sections. Overall the elevation loss is around 1300' over about 1.5 miles. The trail is covered with loose rock/gravel in some sections making it a little technical, but the view here is outstanding, and you can see fossils along the trail. From the bottom of this section you can either get onto Sycamore Canyon Trail - the paved portion (if you're looking for an easier way back), or you can stick to the original plan and take the Upper Sycamore Canyon Trail which is fairly flat and and has some good bird watching along the way. You do hit another couple small hills but it's a beautiful area and one of the shadiest parts of the loop. By now all that's left is the walk back up the hill to the Loop Trail. The last thing you're going to want is another hill but compared to some of the hills you you encountered earlier this one is a piece of cake. Bring a lot of water, a good hat, and plenty of snacks.

Dr. David Holl
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Hiking

As a 45-year-old it kicked my butt, but I enjoyed it.

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anthony Langston
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it was tough in some spots. I'm glad I did it clockwise. about halfway I met another hiker and she had came from sycamore cyn rd counter clockwise and it was a long step section going down. would of been steeper and longer than any section I had to climb. btw it ended up being 7.7 miles to main parking lot.

shannon fox
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Hiking

This is a great trail to do in the morning. I would not recommend going up in the late afternoon as there is little shade along the route. Going up the Northeast side and coming down the Southwest is easier. If you want a greater challenge go up the Southwest side as it's twice the incline as the North. There are some beautiful picture spot where you can see both Channel Islands and Camarillo.

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Trevor Rollins
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Carter Bell
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Hiking

Definitely a burner. Bring extra water if its hot out. Overall very fun and lots of solid sights on the way.

Corey DeLacure
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HikingOver grown
Brian Godlewski
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This trail is rated hard and I have to agree. Only for experienced hikers in good physical condition. I had my doubts at first, as the "shared" part of the trail was relatively easy, but once it turns up the hillside (unmarked junction, just a signpost with missing sign, Fossil Trail I think) it becomes very steep for a long way. I made the loop counterclockwise. Great views of the valley from the top. Another review stated views of the ocean? I'm assuming that person did not follow this exact trail as it doesn't face the ocean at all. As far as the trail itself, nothing particularity interesting. Most of the lower portion is currently overgrown with weeds and tall grass. If you want a heck of a workout though, this trail is for you.

Denise Cawley
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Hiking
First to Review

Great views of ocean half way up the trail

Scott Hannah
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Ramona J
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Tyler Etchell
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Amy Martin
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Brad Barton
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Jinfeng Zhuge
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Chris Dregne
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Minerba Madrigal
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Juan Jose Sanchez
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Panit B.
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Treyton Tafolla
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Alyssa Bracken
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Hilly Paige
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Daniel Thom
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Susan L.
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Vanessa Weinrich
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Devyn Leah
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Russell Johnson
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