Backbone Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Los Angeles County, California. It is within Malibu Creek State Park, Topanga State Park, and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. It is 6.3 miles long and begins at 2,375 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 12.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,632 feet. Along the trail there are parkings.
Backbone Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"On a cool, clear day, the easternmost section of the Backbone Trail—Trippet Ranch to Will Rogers State Historic Park—yields dazzling and ever-changing perspectives of the meeting of mountains and sea. A lesser benefit of this one-way trip is that you get to walk downhill most of the time."
--Jerry Schad , Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County (Wilderness Press).
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