Satwiwa Loop Trail

Ventura County, California

Elevation Gain124ft
Trailhead Elevation822ft
Elevation Min/Max821/912ft
Elevation Start/End822/822ft

Satwiwa Loop Trail

Satwiwa Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Ventura County, California. It is within Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 822 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 124 feet. The Chumash Demonstration Village attraction and the Satwiwa Native American Indian Cultural Center information are near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: Old Boney Trail (Danielson Road), Ranch Overlook Trail and Hidden Valley Overlook Trail.

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Southern California (The Mountaineers Books)
Allen Riedel
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"Satwiwa is a wonderful place. For being in such close proximity to city limits, the Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa area feels incredibly wild. Encounters with roadrunners, prairie falcons, hawks, rabbits, deer, and even coyotes are quite common here. You are likely to see more wildlife in this small region than you will in all of the Santa Monicas, or any other mountain region in Southern California for that matter. The area itself is incredibly picturesque. The imposing stoniness of Boney Mountain lords above the rolling grasslands and verdant green hills of Satwiwa. From the parking area, a short walk takes you to the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center, where you can learn about native life in the Santa Monicas and take part in scheduled activities, sans dogs, of course. A Chumash demonstration village sits across the trail from the cultural center. On Saturdays and Sundays a Native American guest host or park ranger is on hand to lead activities and answer questions. Satwiwa means “the bluffs” and was the name of a Chumash community in the area. Along with the Chumash, the Gabrielino/Tongva culture also flourished in the Santa Monica Mountains east of Malibu Canyon."
Best Easy Day Hikes: Conejo Valley (Falcon Guides)
Allen Riedel
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"Take a hike through lovely Satwiwa and Point Mugu State Park to a cascading waterfall."

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Trail Information

Ventura County
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Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa
Local Contacts
USGS Newbury Park
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