Backbone Trail

HARD 13 reviews

Backbone Trail is a 66.6 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Malibu, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
66.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
15118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

horseback riding

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

washed out

no shade

no dogs

This trail hasn't been entirely linked up yet (there are still two segments of the trail that have yet to be finished), and most people who hike it break it up into sections. The most western section travels up to the summit of Sandstone Peak (3,111') the highest mountain in the Santa Monica Mtns.

hiking
8 days ago

27 days ago

backpacking
1 month ago

The Backbone Trail is an awesome escape to have so close to the city.

The video below shows our overnight journey from Will Rogers to Musch Camp in Topanga Canyon.

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=lgp7MiFPbV0

1 month ago

hiking
Monday, March 21, 2016

hiking
Monday, February 22, 2016

Monday, June 08, 2015

Very jagged trail with a downward steep. Very very good trail with sweat and much backbone into it.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Love the scenery- if you look close enough and skies are clear, you can see the ocean! Moderate hike.

geocaching
Friday, May 22, 2015

Awesome ... Hiked over multiple days through NPS organized hike. Super awesome!

hiking
Saturday, May 31, 2014

hiking
Friday, May 02, 2014

hiking
Monday, December 31, 2012

hiking
Saturday, November 24, 2012