5 miles
1,357 ft
-712 ft
Avg time

Backbone Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Encinal Canyon
    My City, California
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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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More Stats for Backbone Trail mountain bike trail
  • 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,720 ft
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on Nov 16, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Backbone Trail Trail Reports

Nov 16, 2017 @ 6:57am
Nov 16, 2017
Sep 30, 2017 @ 1:31pm
Sep 30, 2017
CORBA and the Santa Monica Mountains have built a trail to go around the gate the home owner built. There is a turn off to the left about 300...
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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Dec 22, 2017 @ 1:51pm
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Jul 19, 2014 @ 7:47pm
Jul 19, 2014
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