Backbone Trail: Tapia to Kanan-Dume

MODERATE 23 reviews
#10 of 14 trails in

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 is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
11.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2936 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

beach

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
11 days 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." ❤️

3 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful scenery

hiking
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trail running
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hiking
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trail running
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trail running
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