Sandstone Peak – Mishe Mokwa Trail
The Mishe Mokwa – Backbone Trail Loop with side trips to Sandstone Peak and Tri-Peaks. Awesome views and many cool landmarks, natural and man made.
Not quite to the top yet. Photo 1 faces the Conejo Valley. Photo 2 looks up at the rocky peak.
I pulled myself up for the view from the highest point in the Santa Monica Mountains range. Looking toward the ocean.
Two more shots from Sandstone Peak, to the left and the the right.
I backtracked back to the main trail. The rock formations in this area are amazing. The photo on the right shows Tri-Peaks, I believe.
Right before the trail crosses a stream and begins a steep climb, it comes to a shady spot with a picnic table and this giant boulder known as Split Rock.
Walking through Split Rock
On the way up I passed Echo Cliffs and the crazy looking 40-foot boulder Balanced Rock which sits abovethe cliffs. If you look closely you can see some climbers descending Echo Cliffs.