Edison Road/ Zuma Ridge/ Backbone Trail

Malibu, California 90263

Edison Road/ Zuma Ridge/ Backbone Trail

Edison Road/ Zuma Ridge/ Backbone Trail Professional Review and Guide

"It’s baffling that so few people ride Edison Road to Zuma Ridge. Perhaps the reason is that the trailhead is concealed on the side of Kanan Dume Road and closed with a fence that, ironically, has a sign welcoming users. Lift your bike over the fence and do this route, because it is one of the wildest, most aerobically challenging rides in the Santa Monica Mountains. Its lack of trail traffic and remote location ensure you a good chance of seeing rare wildlife such as bobcats and horned toads."

Edison Road/ Zuma Ridge/ Backbone Trail Reviews

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6/4/2011
Despite overcast weather, my ride was great. With or without sun, this is a beautiful set of trails. Physically challenging, but the payoff is worth it with great single track riding. For a longer review, check here http://offthecouchla.blogspot.com/2011/06/backbone-trail-malibu.html
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Trail Information

Malibu
Nearby City
11.2
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Technical Difficulty
Difficult
Physical Difficulty
3.5 hours
Duration
1,200 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,400 feet
Top Elevation
USGS Point Dume
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Aug 2018