Backbone Trail

HARD 22 reviews
#7 of 17 trails in

Backbone Trail is a 22.1 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

22.1 miles
4,491 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips



wild flowers

5 months ago

Inclines are not too difficult but trails are long! Beautiful views to your east and west as you ascend.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Great Hike! Challenging but the view is rewarding!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Very challenging hike but worth it!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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...

mountain biking
Friday, February 24, 2012

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.

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