Backbone Trail: Tapia to Kanan-Dume

MODERATE 28 reviews
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Backbone Trail: Tapia to Kanan-Dume is a 11.6 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Monte Nido, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
11.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,936 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

beach

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Shuttle/point to point hike on Backbone Trail - section 3. From Tapia trailhead on Malibu Canyon Rd to Kanan trailhead on Kanan Dume Rd.

trail running
5 months ago

One day trailed running and hiked! Completed the Backbone Trail: Tapia to Kanan-Dume, in 4 1/2hrs, over 11.6 miles in/out, a total of 23.2 miles, at 2,936ft. Rated: Moderate/Hard. Nice overcast (February 2018). Good to build your endurance!

The trail is primary used for hiking, mountain biking, and trail running and it is accessible year-around. In addition, be mindful of mountain bikers and dogs need to be on a leash. It was an amazing workout! My legs were on fire: burning nonstop. Also, if you’re planning on parking on Malibu Creek Road, the cost for parking all day is $8.00.

On that note, if you're looking to get into shape, lose weight, or tone up. I recommend, incorporated some kind of physical activities. That was a lovely hiked and trailed running. "Mind over matter." ❤️

7 months ago

Takes you to the top of mountains over looking the road down below

hiking
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Beautiful scenery

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