Backbone Trail to Mishe Mokwa 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.

Length22.1 miElevation gain4,491 ftRoute typePoint to point
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Adventure Seeker
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Diana Sevillano
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A good workout and walk. A few areas with shading with a nice breeze to cool down from heat. It is not an easy walk, and recommend taking plenty of water, and light snacks to stay hydrated. Come prepare for this hike, and remember to breath through the hike, as breath gives you strength. During hot days, wear a hat, and lots of sunscreen. After 9:00 am it starts getting hot, so being prepare for the heat is important. Beautiful scenic areas, and lots of trees. Careful with rocks, wear hiking shoes or boots to avoid slipping.

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Kim Carter
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Dominick Riches
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So beautiful

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

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Sabrena Puentes
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Great Hike! Challenging but the view is rewarding!

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Brianne W
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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.

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Dennis McGuire
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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...

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Cristian Arriaza
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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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Lisa Bloom
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Tracie MacGregor
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Sherry Chi
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Simon Herrmann
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Justin Cuccia
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Alexis Sklar
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Jose Vazquez
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Phillip Sutliff
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Rosebud Coop
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Robert Yates
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Dawn Montecillo
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Tanya McKean
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Gabrielle Bien-Aime
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Alex Sidorenko
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Hiking Leigh
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Alison Simon
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Paul Agnew
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Mike Viruet
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Nick Campbell
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Tom Zamecnik
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