Castro Motorway

Malibu Creek State Park, California

Elevation Gain528ft
Trailhead Elevation2,009ft
Elevation Min/Max2009/2445ft
Elevation Start/End2009/2009ft

Castro Motorway

Castro Motorway is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Los Angeles County, California. It is within Malibu Creek State Park and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 2,009 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 528 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking. This trail connects with the following: Bulldog Motorway.

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Los Angeles County: A Day Hiker's Guide (The Trailmaster)
John McKinney
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"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." Read more

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Dec 2018