Castro Motorway Professional Review and Guide
"The Backbone Trail route through Malibu Creek State Park has been finished for quite some time and has proved very popular. Both a primary and alternate route lead through the state park. The high “primary” route follows a dramatic ridgetop toward Castro Crest while the “alternate” route meanders along with Malibu Creek through the heart of the state park. This day hike connects the two branches of the Backbone Trail and provides a grand tour of Malibu Creek State Park. Fine ocean and island views are offered along the first half of the hike and a chance to explore geologically and ecologically unique Malibu Creek Canyon on the second half."
--John McKinney, Los Angeles County: A Day Hiker's Guide (The Trailmaster).
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