65.7 miles
12,797 ft
-12,414 ft
2,984 ft
High Point

This is a full endurance/bike packing route that starts at Will Rogers State Park and ends at Sycamore Canyon.

Detailed Description
Backbone Trail Full W-E is a 66 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Newbury Park California. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 17 trails. This route climbs 12,797 ft with a max elevation of 2,984 ft then descends -12,414 ft.
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Mount Wilson Bicycling Association (mwba.org)
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
  • Bikepacking
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
More Stats for Backbone Trail Full W-E mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    12 hr 10 min
  • Altitude change
    382 ft
  • Altitude min
    36 ft
  • Altitude start
    38 ft
  • Altitude end
    420 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    31 miles
  • Distance down
    30 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Backbone Trail - Wood Canyon Vista Trail
Jun 23, 2024 @ 1:20am
1 day
Just a little overgrown.
Backbone Trail: Corral Canyon to Sycamore
Jun 20, 2024 @ 6:30am
Jun 20, 2024
The first half (Corral Canyon to Latigo has been trimmed so it rides well. But the other half is very overgrown and a tree is blocking the trail.
Backbone - Kanan T1 to Encinal Parking Lot
Jun 17, 2024 @ 5:50pm
Jun 17, 2024
Overgrown vegetation. Trails starts off perfectly groomed, then becomes a bushwhack.
Backbone Trail
May 30, 2024 @ 9:42am
May 30, 2024
Trail is in very good shape. Brush has grown to the point where it encroaches on the trail in many places, so you will brush up against it but it isn't a problem.
Backbone - Yerba Buena to Mishe Mokwa Trailhead Parking Lot
May 30, 2024 @ 9:42am
May 30, 2024
Trail is in very good shape. The few places with wash-outs or rocks are easily ridden.
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  • By Stumpy-Jr & contributors
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