Sandstone Peak (Mt. Allen) Climber's Log

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Nicholas S

Nicholas S - Jun 24, 2020 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2020

Easiest I've done so far  Sucess!

Super easy to summit. Part of the Backbone circuit, you might say. Was a great time despite some fog that rolled in heavily.

Bryan W

Bryan W - Apr 7, 2019 7:09 pm Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2019

Nice Climb

Did the full circuit. Started at the Sandstone TH and made our way to the Mishe Mokwa Trail and around the backside of the mountain. Nice views of Balancing Rock, Split Rock, and some rock climbers. 2 hours from start to the summit, which included a few side trips to explore a little. We didn't find inspiration at Inspiration Point, but nevertheless, there were great views. Afterwards, tagged the summit, stuck around for 15 minutes and dropped down the main trail to the TH. 3 hours to the minute from start to stop. It was sad to see the aftermath of the Santa Monica Hills fire, but the area is already recovering nicely. BTW, all roads to the TH were closed with the exception of Deer Creek Rd. Having to dodge all of the red jersey bikers on such a narrow road was challenging and nerve wracking. Definitely the hairiest part of the hike.


patricklynch88 - Nov 25, 2017 1:02 am Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2017

Sandstone Peak Trail  Sucess!

Sandstone Peak via Sandstone Peak Trailhead. Half day trip. 1,200 ft elevation gain. Party of 5. Very hot for late November (85+ degrees)

T. White

T. White - Nov 6, 2017 2:53 pm Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2007

Two-timer  Sucess!

Both times there were no people that I can recall on the summit or trail. Great for solitude, not so great for ocean views due to fog. One of these days I'll hit it on a clear day, and perhaps tag a few more peaks. Can be h-o-t!


runbyu1 - May 17, 2017 1:25 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2017

Ran Mishe Mockwa to the Summit  Sucess!

Ran the Mishe Mockwa trail and had a great time. Saw 4 different large groups of school kids on the trail which was awesome to see them getting out. I'm sure that crazy drive up was worse than the hike for many of them!


gimpilator - May 5, 2017 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2017

Hellish Traffic  Sucess!

I left Laguna Beach around 10:30am and didn't get to the trailhead until nearly 1:00pm. After Sandstone I bagged 4 other dumpster peaklets including Triunfo Lookout, Ladyface, Saddle Peak, and Calabasas.


orbitor - Mar 22, 2017 7:04 pm Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2014

From Sandstone Trailhead  Sucess!

2nd time up top, this time part of a loop that was supposed to hit all the LPS bumps in this part of the Santa Monica Range. I ended up missing Big Dome after mistaking Pop Top for it.


davidsanger - Aug 9, 2016 12:50 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2016

Consolation Prize  Sucess!

The plan for the day was to take a boat out to the Channel Islands to climb Devils' Peak but we had to turn back due to rough seas.

Sandstone was an alternate climb, a pleasant circuit of a half dozen peaks in an eight-mile loop. Lots of people.

trexkerry - Apr 30, 2016 4:34 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2016

Afternoon trip  Sucess!

After Magu earlier in the day. Nice area, but I bet it gets hot in the summer.


StartingOver - Mar 7, 2016 11:44 am Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2016

Hiked through fog and mist  Sucess!

Hiked via the Mishe Mokwa trail on March 5, 2016. The day was foggy with light mist falling the entire trip. That meant there were no views, but there were some benefits to the weather: It was cool, and the chaparral was green and verdant. There were also numerous gorgeous flowers. At times it felt like I was walking through a rain forest rather than through a rather dry Southern California landscape.

I also tagged Inspiration Point and Exchange Peak. I visited the summit bock of Tri peaks but did not summit as the summit block was too challenging for me.


IronHiker - Jul 23, 2015 3:25 pm Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2013

Sandstone Peak Trail  Sucess!

with Boney, Inspiration Point, and Tri Peaks.

Ultamagnetic - May 24, 2015 8:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2014

Easy day but hot  Sucess!

It's hot up there easy hike


ericnoel - Dec 14, 2014 11:36 pm Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2014

Sandstone  Sucess!

Great job making it up this peak by Elvis. Class 2 for humans but more like class 4 for a puppy. Pleasant day in the mtns.


wordlessnature - Dec 8, 2014 12:14 am Date Climbed: Dec 7, 2014

Via Sandstone Peak TH  Sucess!

Climbed with Tri Peaks, beautiful day!


ScottWhitneyBound - Dec 4, 2014 7:43 pm Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2014

Via Mishe Mokwa Trail Loop  Sucess!

With a group, we went to the Grotto first, then drove to the Sandstone Peak TH. I've summited Sandstone Peak at least once before, but I don't remember exactly when it was.


johnm - Feb 22, 2014 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Feb 22, 2014

Sandstone Peak Trail  Sucess!

Doing the loop and visit a peak or two. Nice clear warm February morning. The turkey vultures like to swoop by the summit of this one.


mcmurdosound - Sep 23, 2013 3:04 am Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2013

boy scouts

were noisy. but the hike was great!


mebo1126 - Sep 22, 2013 11:28 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2013

Beautiful Hike!  Sucess!

Did the 6 mile loop to reach the summit. It was a beautiful hike until I reached the summit with about 200 cub scouts.


dpsiebert - Jan 27, 2013 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Jan 26, 2013

Sandstone Trail  Sucess!

Finally made it to the SM mountains.


Fletch - Dec 26, 2012 2:31 pm Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2009

With the wife  Sucess!

very cool dayhike...

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