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Mishe Mokwa Trail

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Length

2.7 Miles 4.4 Kilometers


Elevation

618' 188 m

Ascent

-275' -84 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

2,713' 827 m

High

2,201' 671 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 90 days ago
Muddy: Muddy sections and running water throughout trail. History

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Hike along hillsides and through canyons in the Santa Monica Mountains.

John McKinney

Overview

Features: River/Creek — Spring — Views [Add/Remove]

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This trail starts at the end of a fire road that makes up the first portion of the Sandstone Peak Loop. When the fire road comes to an end 3/10 of a mile from the trailhead and parking area the Mishe Mokwa Trail begins.

The trail gains elevation as it winds around the hillsides of Boney Mountain. Along the way you'll have the chance to catch some views of Triunfo Pass, the historic Chumash trail. The Mishe Mokwa Trail eventually levels off before descending to Carlisle Canyon. At this point there are good views of Balanced Rock.

Moving along the trail will take you further into the canyon to Split Rock, which is home to a picnic area, creek and spring. Leaving Split rock you'll rise out of the canyon and at the highest point you'll see a pyramid-shaped rock called Egyptian Rock straight ahead. Following the trail along it will eventually come to an end soon as it runs into the Backbone Trail, roughly 1.3 miles from the Split Rock Site.

Thanks to John McKinney, The Trailmaster, for sharing this trail description. To learn more about trails in California, check out his guides at The Trailmaster Store.

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Mar 25, 2018
Samantha Pedregon
Beautiful views throughout trail, but lots of muddy/water sections on path 2.7mi — 2h 30m

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