5.2 miles
1,357 ft
-712 ft
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The Backbone Trail is a long distance trail extending 67.79 miles[1] (109.10 km) across the length of the Santa Monica Mountains in the U.S. state of California. Its western terminus is Point Mugu State Park and its eastern terminus is Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades. The trail is open to hikers throughout its length; dogs, mountain bicyclists and horseback riders are allowed on portions of the trail as posted. Mountain bikes are not permitted in the state park wilderness area in Pt. Mugu State Park.

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  • Altitude change
    645 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,375 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,406 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,375 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,020 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3.5 miles
  • Distance down
    1.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,720 ft
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on Nov 18, 2014
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Backbone Trail Trail Reports

Nov 18, 2014 @ 8:20pm
Nov 18, 2014
A large gate has been installed by a homeowner at the western-end of the Etz Meloy fire road, meaning that there is no access to the next segment...
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Jul 19, 2014 @ 7:47pm
Jul 19, 2014
Backbone Trail, Thousand Oaks

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