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Hike Sandstone Peak & Boney Mountain

Distance: 9 miles rt

Elevation Gain: 2500'

Difficulty: Intermediate/Moderate

Time: 5-6 hours

This is a beautiful hike with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Channel Islands, valley and mountains. The terrain is mostly on trail, but has some class 2 scrambling to some of the summits. We'll do a loop, starting on the shorter and steeper trail to Sandstone Peak. We'll then head towards the summits of Boney Peak, Inspiration Point, Exchange Peak and Tri-Peaks for off-trail exploration and rock scrambling.

For more info on trail: SEE TRAIL MAP

BRING

• Hiking boots with good traction

• long pants

• 2-3 liters water

• lunch and snacks

• hat, sunblock and glasses

• gloves


DIRECTIONS

From Santa Monica/Malibu:

Take the Pacific Coast Highway north 20 minutes past Malibu and 2 miles past Leo Carrillo Beach Park to Yerba Buena Road. Follow this for about 4.5 miles or until you are about 1 mile East of Circle X Ranch in Malibu. Park at the turnoff near Triunfo Pass.

From San Fernando Valley:

Take I-101 west to Westlake Village. Exit at CA-23S/Westlake Blvd and head south into Santa Monica Mountains about 5 miles. Turn right onto Mulholland Highway and proceed west about 3 miles. Turn right onto Little Sycamore Canyon, which becomes Yerba Buena Road. Proceed on Yerba Buena Road for 4.5 miles to the trailhead or about 1 mile before the Circle X Ranch Ranger Station.

No permits are required to park.


CARPOOL

Highly recommended. In your RSVP, post if you can offer carpool or need a ride + what area you are coming from. Carpoolers - please be kind to your drivers and help w/ gas funds. 

*Pasadena Carpool*: leave by 8am (park on street, meet at corner parking lot of Health Care Partners). Address: 401 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105


We should be done by 4pm.

Afterwards, join us for yummy tempura and katsu don at Hannosuke, Mitsuwa Market! CASH ONLY.

MENU / Location: 3760 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066


~Look forward to seeing you there! :)


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  • Josi C

    Thanks for the pictures, Bill!

    January 19, 2014

    • Bill S.

      No problem! Glad you learned how to use your panorama mode :-P

      1 · January 19, 2014

    • LA

      Yes..really nice pictures and plenty of 'em, too! :) Thanks, Bill!

      January 20, 2014

  • Paul W

    It was a beautiful day and the hike just right. I enjoyed the company of everyone. The fact everyone showed up offsite to join for dinner after the hike, despite the difficult logistics to get there, says volume.

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Bill S.

    Beautiful hike, would do it again!

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Bill S.

    We are at the lagoon looking for parking, where are you guys at?

    January 18, 2014

    • Bill S.

      We are at the shell gas station at cross creek road and pch

      January 18, 2014

    • Yuet Y.

      We are heading to the noodle shop

      January 18, 2014

  • Bill S.

    I'm coming from the Diamond Bar area. I can drive as well, if anyone wants to carpool.

    1 · January 13, 2014

    • Jae

      i would like a ride = ) coming from tarzana.

      January 16, 2014

    • Bill S.

      Do you still need a ride? Looks like you are very close to the trail head.

      January 18, 2014

  • Sam H.

    For car pool

    January 18, 2014

  • Sam H.

    I am here

    January 18, 2014

  • Yuet Y.

    I'm here at Health Care Partner parking lot

    January 18, 2014

    • Bill S.

      I have arrived too.

      January 18, 2014

  • Ryan O.

    I'm sorry Lia, bad allergies. Woke up not feeling well with sore throat.

    January 18, 2014

  • LA

    Hey guys, I don't believe there is a restroom at the trailhead. Been a while since I have gone to this trailhead so not sure if they added one recently. Please, uh, plan accordingly :)

    January 18, 2014

  • ed

    I'll be heading up from the south bay if anyone needs a ride. I have room for 3 people.

    1 · January 14, 2014

    • ed

      Yes, I can swing by and pick both of you up. Email me: [masked]

      January 15, 2014

    • Jessy

      Hi Ed, I'm in Torrance. If I can make it, do you still have room for carpool? I'm on the wait list.

      January 18, 2014

  • Sing

    LA any chance we could convince you to revisit hannosuke? Since I don't go to West LA that often our car might be heading there for lunch.

    3 · January 15, 2014

    • Ryan O.

      Curious, should I be concerned of the evil eye at Hannosuke? Maybe I should bring an extra pair of clean shoes to change before entering the restaurant? I wouldn't have been worried with the evil eyes at the Ladyface Alehouse though, that would have just been a bar fight and I think we got us someone who would win in a bar fight.

      January 15, 2014

    • Sing

      For those who want to be inside https://www.youtube.co...­

      January 16, 2014

  • Feli

    I would like to carpool too. Is there space available for Pasadena carpool?

    January 14, 2014

    • Feli

      Thanks, Lia! See you there :)

      January 15, 2014

    • Bill S.

      I'll be there too :)

      January 16, 2014

  • Ryan O.

    What's the weather and temp gonna be like? I'm glad we're not in the Polar Vortex.

    1 · January 14, 2014

    • LA

      Hi Ryan, temp will be in lower-mid 70's, mostly sunny. perfect, or what? Are you joining us @ Pas carpool?

      January 15, 2014

    • Ryan O.

      Perfect weather indeed. I've joined a carpool with our good friends in Alhambra and we'll be meeting you in Malibu. I haven't hiked in such a long time. I'm glad there will be a nurse with us in case I need CPR after a cardiac arrest. Jk

      2 · January 15, 2014

  • Moses L.

    Darn. Relatives in town.

    January 14, 2014

    • LA

      Okay, next time!

      January 15, 2014

  • Yuet Y.

    La, thanks for adding me! So excited haven't been to Malibu yet! If possible I would like to carpool.

    January 12, 2014

    • LA

      Hey Paul, please meet us at the Pasadena carpool spot (401 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105) by 8am. Thank you for offering to drive:) We may need you as an addt'l driver, but let's see how things go.

      January 15, 2014

    • LA

      Btw, we will take the SFV route.. love twists and turns! :)

      January 15, 2014

  • Josi C

    anyone able to give me a ride? I still live in Hollywood ;)

    January 12, 2014

  • kevin

    La, How come is unable to add 1+, I would be bring one friend.

    December 31, 2013

    • LA

      Hi Kevin, you should be able to add up to 2 guests to your rsvp. Anyway, I'll note that you're bringing a friend! See you later!

      January 1, 2014

  • Josi C

    it's been a while since I hiked, hope to make it!

    December 30, 2013

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