Hondo Canyon: Backbone Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Topanga, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Hot at mid day
Lots of shaded hiking
Strenuous for the less experienced hiker
Mixture of meadows, forest and scrub.
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
Great hike. Bit hot as it's very uphill for a lot of it. More like 8.3miles round trip from old Topanga road.
The hike is great. We hiked all the way to Stunt Road took us 4 hours. Easy to find
it can get your shoes muddy after rain, nice breeze it can give a little kick
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.