Backbone Trail

HARD 13 reviews
#7 of 14 trails in

Backbone Trail is a 23.6 mile moderately 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.

23.6 miles 5331 feet Point to Point



mountain biking

nature trips



wild flowers

17 days ago

Great Hike! Challenging but the view is rewarding!

25 days ago

1 month ago

Great trail. We parked at Kanan Dume and Newton Canyon. Because of all of the recent rain, the greenery was a wonderful surprise and the flowing creeks and waterfalls were a rare sight for a state plagued with a drought for so many years. Trail is pretty straightforward and be warned, there are some descent ascents here. That said, I plan on going back. We also saw a big waterfall (by SoCal standards) that was not directly on this trail, so we plan on going back to try and find a way to it.

6 months ago

Very challenging hike but worth it!

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11 months ago

Was an amazing hike , beautiful day , liked how it went from fairly moderate to challenging , great cardio workout. Reached the peak and the ocean view was breathtaking...

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4 years ago

mountain biking
5 years ago

did this trail twice started at willrogers park and its a tough trail various changes in elevation and single tracks its a tough trail not for beginers.
go early before hickers.