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Backbone Trail: Tapia to Kanan-Dume

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Malibu Creek State Park

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

Length 11.6 mi Elevation gain 2,936 ft Route type Point to Point

Backpacking

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Running

Beach

Views

Wild flowers

No dogs

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

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Completed (160)
Sabrina E
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Dori Shea
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Aaron Justis
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Great trail for training/getting in shape. 3.8mi, straight up!

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A nice hike today. Beautiful views of islands, rocks, canyons, streams and the trial end. There were a few brief moments of inconvenient winds but overall nice.

Violet M.
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It was an okay hike. Views of the canyon are meh compared to the canyons in northern AZ. Views of the ocean are beautiful though. There’s Little to no shade so bring a hat and sun screen. Some parts are Shelly so bring a good pair of shoes/boots with good ankle protection. Parking fee required and parking was easy.

Christoff Michael K.
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Beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean

Glenn Hirsch
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Hiked the first four miles westward on a hot August morning; (90 degrees at 10 a.m.). Beautiful views, well worth the nearly constant uphill climb. Started at 6:45 a.m. with one else in the parking lot. By the time I got back at 10:30 there were four other cars. I only saw 4 people on the trail the whole time I was on it. First part of trail partially shaded in spots, higher elevations had little or no shade. For me, southern Californian transplanted to Minnesota, this is the quintessential socal hiking trail experience close to LA.

Laura Tembreull
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Great views and very nice wide trail!

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Yoshiyuki Ishigaki
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2019/02/24

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David T
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Awesome views, the vegetation is getting better after the fires here. It's getting back to normal :) Looking for fellow hikers that wants to get together. Add me on snap @youisbeautifull

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Billy Lor
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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." ❤️

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

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Beautiful scenery

Jacob Helali
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Aaron Justis
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Tyler Wadleigh
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Sharon Mo
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Adam Reynolds
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Tim Bigelow
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Steve Richards
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rachel appel
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Sabrina E
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Mike Masak
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Gerry Butler
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C B
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Paul Esposito
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Jay Bergman
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David Monroe
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