5 miles
Distance
1,393 ft
Climb
-746 ft
Descent
00:42:00
Avg time
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Backbone Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Encinal Canyon
    Westlake Village, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Global Ranking
    #20002 in Mountain Biking

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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More Stats for Backbone Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    647 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,373 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,407 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,375 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,022 ft
  • Grade
    2.36%
  • Grade max
    -63.384%
  • Grade min
    42.926%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    474 ft
  • Avg time
    00:42:00
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Status:
on Oct 4, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to backbone-trail-5370 trailhead (34.085380, -118.862780)
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Backbone Trail Trail Reports

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Oct 4, 2018 @ 6:50am
Oct 4, 2018
Aug 26, 2018 @ 9:26am
Aug 26, 2018
Apr 7, 2018 @ 12:47pm
Apr 7, 2018
trails in great shape - the hike a bike is actually passable downhill and almost rideable uphill
Feb 5, 2018 @ 12:14pm
Feb 5, 2018
lots of marbles
Nov 16, 2017 @ 6:57am
Nov 16, 2017
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Nov 1, 2018 @ 11:33pm
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Backbone Trail, Los Angeles
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Backbone Trail, Los Angeles
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Nov 1, 2018 @ 11:25pm
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Backbone Trail, Los Angeles
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Dec 22, 2017 @ 1:51pm
Dec 22, 2017
Backbone Trail, Simi Valley

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Backbone Trail to Encinal Canyon Rd.
18:09 | 22 | Oct 27, 2018 , Westlake Village
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