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.
Sunny, blue-sky views and a sun-baked landscape
Plants change to reveal Fall colors
My favorite time to visit after a rain brings cloud-blanketed vistas
Vibrant greens contrast against the blue sky