This site was home to the Chumash, Spanish Rancho El Conejo, and modern ranching and farming operations. For many years, the Santa Monica Mountains sustained the Chumash and Tongva/Gabrielino cultures. Sycamore Canyon, which cuts through Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa and Point Mugu State Park, was part of a Chumash trade route. Satwiwa, which means “the bluffs,” was the name of a nearby Chumash village.
We’ll hike through serene hills, with views of Boney Mountain. Along the way there is a seasonal water fall and some hand-sized fossils. We’ll take a snack break at the Danielson Monument.
The hike is about 8.5 miles with 2,000 feet total ascent and is rated DIFFICULT due to terrain. See my hike rating guide: https://www.hikingwithdean.com/hike-rating-guide/
Directions to Trailhead
Park on Potrero Rd. at the end of Wendy Dr. in Newbury Park