Backbone Trail: Tapia to Kanan-Dume

MODERATE 37 reviews
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Backbone Trail: Tapia to Kanan-Dume is a 11.6 mile lightly 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.

Distance: 11.6 miles Elevation Gain: 2,936 feet Route Type: Point to Point

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mountain biking

nature trips

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.

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1 month ago

Beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean

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1 month ago

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.

Great views and very nice wide trail!

2019/02/24

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7 months ago

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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Monday, February 12, 2018

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." ❤️

Thursday, November 16, 2017

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

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Thursday, June 08, 2017

Beautiful scenery

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