SUBSCRIBE | NEWSLETTERS | MAPS | VIDEOS | BLOGS | MARKETPLACE | CONTESTS
TRY BACKPACKER FREE!
SUBSCRIBE NOW and get
2 Free Issues and 3 Free Gifts!
Full Name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Email: (required)
If I like it and decide to continue, I'll pay just $12.00, and receive a full one-year subscription (9 issues in all), a 73% savings off the newsstand price! If for any reason I decide not to continue, I'll write "cancel" on the invoice and owe nothing.
Your subscription includes 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Or click here to pay now and get 2 extra issues
Offer valid in US only.
CLICK HERE TO LAUNCH FULL SCREEN MAP

Sandstone Peak Loop

CA

Star Star Star Star Star

Distance: 11.7 miles


  • Split Rock
  • Echo Cliffs
  • Peak and Register Box
  • Volcanic Peaks and Chaparral

This is a pleasant hike of about 6 miles, easily done in two or three hours but worth a half day of exploring and enjoying the views. Be prepared for a lot of ups and downs as the trail circles around the country north of the peak. There is a lot of shade along the trail, and some unusual plants grow here. The weird volcanic peaks and rock outcrops are another unusual feature of this area. The view from Sandstone Peak (the high point of the Santa Monica Mountains) is first rate. Directions:From Santa Monica, take the Pacific Coast Highway to Yerba Buena Road, about 1 mile past the Ventura County line. The turnoff is by a popular local eatery and seafood market, Neptune's Net. Go north on Yerba Buena (carefully, since it is narrow and curvy) for nearly 6.5 miles to the parking lot, on your left. A sign marks the turn into the lot, but it is somewhat hard to see. (At 5.4 miles is the Circle X Ranch Park headquarters and car campground.)

Post a comment

ADD A COMMENT

Your rating:
Your Name:

Comment:




Go
View all Gear
Find a retailer
Get 2 FREE Trial Issues and 3 FREE GIFTS
Survival Skills 101 • Eat Better
The Best Trails in America
YES! Please send me my FREE trial issues of Backpacker
and my 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Full Name:
City:
Address 1:
Zip Code:
State:
Address 2:
Email (required):
Free trial offer valid for US subscribers only. Canadian subscriptions | International subscriptions