Backbone Ridge Trail is a 17.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lakehead, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and off road driving and is best used from May until November.
off road driving
My partner and I stumbled onto this trail while looking for the Sugarloaf Creek trailhead. We have done some off-roading with our Jeep Wrangler but we're anticipating a hiking day, not an off-roading trip. However, the ride was so much fun and the views of Mt. Shasta, etc, were so awesome that we just decided to keep driving.
This is an easy-to-moderate off-roading trail. We did this with a basic 2-door Jeep Wrangler (not lifted yet, no winch) without 4-wheel drive (broken transfer case linkage - hey, I said we weren't planning on off-roading today!) and while there were a few tense moments where the road had some water wear, we were fine. Excellent drive!