Join me in a great hiking adventure on Sandstone Peak Trail to the summit of Santa Monica Mountains. Situated North of Malibu and west of Santa Monica, this coastal mountain range features some of the most scenic drives and views, with Sandstone Peak sitting at an elevation of 3,111 feet above sea level. I will guide you to one of my favorite and the most picturesque hike in Malibu, and a great experience in discovering local secret spots and features. The trail is 45min drive from Santa Monica and to make the most of this travel, we will also stop by Paramount Ranch to enjoy the great Wild West movie set, pass by the Rock Store, and on our way back, we will stop by my local favorite local seafood restaurant and have lunch by the beach. The trail to the summit is beginner-intermediate in difficulty, and about 2-3 hours long, with an overall distance of 6.1 miles. This trail is appropriate for people ages 18 and up in decent physical condition. We will stop, enjoy the views and drink/snack so everybody can keep up and make the most of this experience.
I love the outdoors and have been hiking the mountains around Los Angeles for over 10 years. The proximity to the city and endless options make Santa Monica Mountains the perfect training ground and scenic escape for me. I hike or mountain bike at least once a week, and hope you'll join me on this or other adventures of mine.
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Water or energy drinks
Car or passenger van
Meet in West LA: 9:00 to 930 Depart: 9:30 Arrive at Paramount Ranch: 10:10 Arrive at Trail: 11:00 Summit Sandstone Peak: 12:10 Back to car: 1:20 Lunch at Malibu Seafood: 1:40 Back to Santa Monica: 3:00pm
Hiking clothing, layers preferred
Bring whatever shoes you like hiking in. They don't necessarily need to be hiking shoes; I use training shoes.