Ridge Trail

Malibu Creek State Park, California

Elevation Gain812ft
Trailhead Elevation712ft
Elevation Min/Max712/990ft
Elevation Start/End712/712ft

Ridge Trail

Ridge Trail is a hiking trail in Los Angeles County, California. It is within Malibu Creek State Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and King Gillette Ranch. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 712 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is two miles with a total elevation gain of 812 feet. The trail ends near the Inspiration Point viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: Inspiration Loop.

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"One of the most scenic sections of the Backbone Trail cuts across the northwest flank of Saddle Peak, accomplishing in 3.5 indirect miles what a bird in flight could traverse in about 1.5 miles.

Along its winding, scenic course, the trail passes massive sandstone boulders, slices through tangled thickets of chaparral, penetrates secret copses of live oak and bay laurel, and dips to cross a clear-flowing brook in what is appropriately called Dark Canyon."

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Trail Information

Malibu Creek State Park
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Malibu Creek State Park
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Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-min Malibu Beach
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