Old Boney Loop

Thousand Oaks, California

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This hike takes you through the heart of the Boney Mountain State Wilderness, which encompasses nearly all the Point Mugu State Park lands east of the Big Sycamore Canyon Trail. As in wilderness areas under federal management (those in the Angeles National Forest and elsewhere), policy here prohibits travel by any mechanical conveyance—even bicycles. Old roads exist from the ranching days, but they are not maintained or improved anymore, except to allow for the passage of hikers and horses. Boney Mountain, which is the top part of a mass of volcanic rock that solidified roughly 15 million years ago and was later uplifted to its present dominant position, overshadows the area. You’ll pass beneath its craggy heights while hiking the Old Boney Trail during the latter part of this trip. You enter the state park the back way, from Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa park. From the trailhead, head southeast on an unpaved service road to the paved Big Sycamore Canyon Trail, 0.2 mile away.
Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County

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Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County

by Jerry Schad (Wilderness Press)

This hike takes you through the heart of the Boney Mountain State Wilderness, which encompasses nearly all the Point Mugu State Park lands east of the Big Sycamore Canyon Trail. As in wilderness areas under federal management (those in the Angeles National Forest and elsewhere), policy here prohibits travel by any mechanical conveyance—even bicycles. Old roads exist from the ranching days, but they are not maintained or improved anymore, except to allow for the passage of hikers and horses.

Boney Mountain, which is the top part of a mass of volcanic rock that solidified roughly 15 million years ago and was later uplifted to its present dominant position, overshadows the area. You’ll pass beneath its craggy heights while hiking the Old Boney Trail during the latter part of this trip.

You enter the state park the back way, from Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa park. From the trailhead, head southeast on an unpaved service road to the paved Big Sycamore Canyon Trail, 0.2 mile away.

© 2010 Jerry Schad /Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Thousand Oaks
Distance: 10.3
Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: PMSP
Local Maps: USGS 7.5-min Newbury Park, Triunfo Pass
Driving Directions: Directions to Old Boney Loop

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