4 Seasons of Sandstone Peak

4 Seasons of Sandstone Peak

Sandstone Peak is probably the most beautiful hike in Southern California. This highest peak of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area soars 3,111 feet to the sky. A moderate-strenuous 3 mile round trip hike take you to the top and back. The result? Breathtaking views of The Pacific Ocean, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Padres National Forest, Simi Hills, Conejo & San Fernando Valley's, Angeles National Forest, Rancho Palos Verdes, The Oxnard Plain and The Channel Islands. The views from the top change with the changing of seasons.

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Summer

Sunny, blue-sky views and a sun-baked landscape

Sandstone Peak Summer

Fall

Plants change to reveal Fall colors

Sandstone Peak Fall

Winter

My favorite time to visit after a rain brings cloud-blanketed vistas

Sandstone Peak Winter

Spring

Vibrant greens contrast against the blue sky

Sandstone Peak Spring