Hondo Canyon: Backbone Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Hondo Canyon: Backbone Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Topanga, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

7.8 miles 1967 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
2 months ago

Great workout
Hot at mid day
Lots of shaded hiking
Strenuous for the less experienced hiker
Mixture of meadows, forest and scrub.
No water
Great view at the top
Cool rock formations
Poorly marked trail head
Well marked trail once found
Parking on side of road no cost
No park amenities

5 months ago

Great hike. Bit hot as it's very uphill for a lot of it. More like 8.3miles round trip from old Topanga road.

hiking
6 months ago

The hike is great. We hiked all the way to Stunt Road took us 4 hours. Easy to find

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
4 years ago

it can get your shoes muddy after rain, nice breeze it can give a little kick

hiking
4 years ago

hiking
4 years ago

We did this hike today - it was mostly cloudy. There are some rock formations that are pretty cool, and it's a good workout. We saw a rabbit, several squirrels, and some birds.