Ray Miller Trail / Backbone Trail is a hiking trail in Ventura County, California. It is within Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and Point Mugu State Park. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 32 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,479 feet. Near the trailhead there are parking and restrooms.
Ray Miller Trail / Backbone Trail Professional Review and Guide
"If you can only run two trails in Southern California, one should be the Ray Miller Trail and the other should be the Ray Miller Trail in the opposite direction. This extraordinary course has well-maintained trails, spectacular ocean and mountain views, and a variety of challenging terrain. The paved parking lot is right at the trailhead with water, picnic tables, and restrooms— welcome sights following the run."
--Stan Swartz, Jim Wolff & Samir Shahin, 50 Trail Runs in Southern California (The Mountaineers Books).
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