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Satwiwa Loop Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.6 mile 2.7 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 284' 87 m
Descent: -282' -86 m
High: 1,089' 332 m
Low: 819' 250 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by John McKinney

A short loop through the Rancho Sierra Vista area.

John McKinney

Features Birding · Lake · Wildlife

Description

The Satwiwa Loop Trail begins and ends at the Native American Indian Culture Center.

To start the loop, follow the more narrow trail to the southeast, while being sure to avoid the wider Big Sycamore Canyon Trail. After nearly 4/10 of a mile, the trail will continue straight and merge with Danielson Road (Old Boney Trail) for a couple hundred feet before making the first left turn to continue on as its own trail.

The Satwiwa Loop Trail then runs along the eastern edge of the Rancho Sierra Vista area before reaching its highest elevation and then switchbacking down to a trail junction. The trail leading straight ahead links up with the Wendy Trail. Avoid taking this path and turn left to follow the Satwiwa Loop Trail as it heads back to the trailhead.

On this last portion of the loop, you'll pass by a pond frequented by local birds and wildlife, as well as a Chumash village exhibit. Soon after passing the exhibit, you'll arrive at the Native American Indian Culture Center to complete the loop.

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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May 15, 2018
Mary Jacinto
Dec 26, 2017
Carissa McQueen
Friendly trail with nice ascents for training my injured leg and feet. Not sure how long but I think about an hour. 2.6mi

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Peering through the canyon from the junction of Danielson Road (Old Boney Trail) and Hidden Valley Overlook Trail.
Jul 27, 2017 near Casa Co…, CA
Rolling hills surrounding Ranco Sierra Vista/Satwiwa.
Jul 27, 2017 near Casa Co…, CA
Windmill
Dec 21, 2018 near Casa Co…, CA

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