Rancho Sierra Vista/ Satwiwa

Framed by trees is an 'ap, a wooden Chumash structure in front of Boney Mountain in the distance
Two threads of local history intertwine to establish the identity of Rancho Sierra Vista/ Satwiwa. Ranch structures and introduced grasses represent over a century of ranching, while native plants reflect an environment that Chumash Indians lived in for thousands of years.

The gentle slopes yield trails that picnickers, hikers, bikers, and equestrians enjoy during every season. Big Sycamore Canyon Trail descends from Satwiwa to the Pacific Ocean along a historic Chumash trade route.

The Satwiwa Loop Trail is designated for hikers only, and meanders through an area considered sacred by the Chumash. Keep an eye out for deer and coyote in the coastal sage scrub, hawks and falcons soaring overhead, and sweeping views of Boney Mountain and Sycamore Canyon. Follow all trail guidelines by only biking or horseback riding on designated trails.

The May 2013 Springs Fire burned much of Point Mugu State Park and portions of Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa. Whether recreating on foot, bike or horseback, be on the lookout for signs of plants, soil, and animals recovering from the effects of this wildfire.

Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center
Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa features the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center (open on weekends from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM). Native Americans, representing Native cultures from throughout the United States, lead workshops, presentations, and art shows throughout the year. Call for information on accessible parking: 805-370-2301.

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Trail Map and Site Brochure

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
    • *Not allowed on Satwiwa Loop Trail and Boney Mountain Wilderness Area
  • Mountain biking
    • *Not allowed on Satwiwa Loop Trail and Boney Mountain Wilderness Area
  • Picnicking
  • Trail running
  • Bird watching
  • Dog walking
Directions
Main entrance cross street is Via Goleta and Lynn Road, Newbury Park, CA, 91320
GPS Coordinates for Entrance (Via Goleta & Lynn Road): N 34.1569 W ­118.9733
GPS Coordinates for Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center: N 34.1504 W ­118.9613
Main Entrance: Ventura Fwy (101) to Lynn Rd exit. South on Lynn Rd 5.25 miles to Via Goleta. Park entrance is on the left.
Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center: Walk 0.3 mile up gravel road from the main entrance parking area to brown wooden building.
Accessible Parking for the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center: Ventura Fwy (101) to Lynn Rd exit. South on Lynn Rd 4.5 miles to Reino Rd. Left on Reino Rd veering right at the "Y". Park entrance will be on your left through white rail fence. Parking at the end of the road. Note: There is one (1) accessible parking spot at this location. Additional parking is available at the Main Entrance Parking Lot.
Wendy Trailhead: Ventura Fwy (101) to Wendy Dr. exit. South on Wendy Dr to dirt pullout at intersection with Potrero Rd.

Good to Know
Parking Yes Free. The main parking lot is open from 8:00 AM to sunset. You may still visit if the gate is closed (parking is available in front of the gate). Parking is available any time at the Wendy Trailhead.
Restrooms Yes Restrooms located by main parking lot and by the Satwiwa Culture Center.
Water Yes Water fountains located by the restrooms in the main parking lot and by the Satwiwa Culture Center.
Pets Yes Pets are allowed on leash and under control. Please pick up after your pet. Pets must remain on trail. Pets are not allowed on backcountry trails in Point Mugu State Park.
Accessibility Yes Main parking lot is paved. ADA parking lot available in main parking lot and one ADA parking space available by the Satwiwa Culture Center.
Cell Service Yes/No Cell service is available at main parking lots but unreliable in the canyons.
Biker to the right on small road surrounded by grassland with mountains in the background
Rancho Sierra Vista has various trail options for hiking, biking, and horseback riding!
Boney Mountain under the star-studded night sky and the Milky Way
Visit Rancho Sierra Vista and Satwiwa and gaze at our beautiful night sky.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

26876 Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302

Phone:

(805) 370-2301

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