West Ridge of Saddle Peak

Malibu, California 90264

West Ridge of Saddle Peak

West Ridge of Saddle Peak Professional Review and Guide

"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
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3.5
Distance
350 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
NPS
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-min Malibu Beach
Local Maps