Mugu Peak

Point Mugu State Park, CA


Distance3.2 mi
Elevation gain1,300 ft
Route typeLoop
Duration2 hr
CruxClass 1

Peaks bagged

Mugu Peak(LPC)1,266 ft / Prom. 380 ft

LPC. Lower Peaks Committee


Chumash Trailhead.
The trail gains about 1,300 feet in 1.2 miles.
Entering a meadow.
The trail climbs to the saddle, left of center.
Looking back.
At the saddle. The La Jolla Valley Loop Trail continues left. We stayed right and then headed directly up Mugu Peak's north ridge.
Steep firebreak.
Looking back toward Laguna Peak. It's covered with satellites used to track missile launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Continuing along the ridge. The summit is just ahead.
Mugu Peak summit. Sandstone Peak, the high point of the Santa Monica Mountains, is visible in the distance.
Descending Mugu Peak's east ridge.
Looking back.
The trail splits. Stay right to loop back to the saddle.

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