Backbone Trail

Topanga State Park, California

Elevation Gain947ft
Trailhead Elevation714ft
Elevation Min/Max708/1130ft
Elevation Start/End714/714ft

Backbone Trail

Backbone Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Los Angeles, California. It is within Will Rogers State Historic Park, Topanga State Park, and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 714 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 947 feet. The trail ends near the Inspiration Point viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: Roger's Road Trail (Backbone Trail), Inspiration Loop Trail and Betty Rogers Trail.

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Mountain Bike! Los Angeles County (Menasha Ridge Press)
Charles Patterson
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"So, you want to ride singletrack, but you’re not willing or don’t have the time to drive to a far away destination? If that’s the case, go to Will Rogers State Historic Park (SHP) and ride the southernmost end of the Backbone Trail. It’s within 10 miles of Santa Monica, Culver City, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, and Encino. With 3,570 feet of total elevation gain, this ride features a startlingly high degree of aerobic difficulty." Read more

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Topanga State Park
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Topanga State Park
USGS Topanga
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Dec 2018