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Sandstone Peak w/ Paul Giuliano {Astronautical Engineering}

  • Sandstone Peak Trailhead 12896 Yerba Buena Road Malibu, CA, 90265 United States (map)

Come join us on one of Malibu’s staple hikes to Sandstone Peak via the Mishe Mokwa Trail! Although this 5.6 mile trail’s foliage suffered from the Woolsley Fire at the end of last year, the views from inspiration point are still awe-inspiring.


  • Day pack

  • At least 2L of water

  • Sunscreen/sunglasses/hat

  • Lunch/Snacks

  • Sturdy shoes (Hiking shoes preferred but tennis shoes are fine as well)
    NOTE: Be prepared for the sun! The fire wiped out most of the shade that used to cover this trail, so most of it is very exposed now.


PEAK: Sandstone Peak


5.6 mile trail with almost 1400 ft of elevation gain.

SCENERY: Canyon views, wildflowers (hopefully), ocean views


PROFESSOR: Paul Giuliano

Professor Paul Giuliano is a Systems Engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, focusing on integration and test of advanced systems and instrument concepts for special applications. He holds an Adjunct Faculty position within the Department of Astronautical Engineering at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, teaching undergraduate programs in Astronautics and Space Technology.

In his spare time, Professor Giuliano volunteers in the community by teaching elementary, middle, and high school level classes in science, technology, engineering, and math as well as consults for the film industry on matters of science and space technology. Prior to joining NASA-JPL, Professor Giuliano was a Lead Systems Engineer within the Advanced Missions and Programs group of the Boeing Satellite Development Center in El Segundo, CA, working new business, technology development, strategy, and special projects for space technology.

Read more about Professor Giuliano’s bio here.


TRIP LEAD: Gordon Gunn

Contact Gordon:

Read Gordon’s bio here.

ADDRESS: 12896 Yerba Buena Rd, Malibu, CA 90265