Backbone Trail to Sandstone Peak

MODERATE 81 reviews
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Backbone Trail to Sandstone Peak is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Malibu, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1046 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Thousand Oaks, CA: Travel US 101 / Ventura Freeway east to Highway 23 / Westlake Boulevard. Head south on Hwy. 23 to Mulholland Highway. Turn right (west) and proceed to Yerba Buena Road to reach Circle X Ranch. Park at Sandstone Peak Trailhead.

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1 month ago

Great hike, amazing views - totally exposed so wear a hat/UV gear and you'll be good.

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Great trail with spectacular vistas. Could not see the ocean due to fog! Was hot so bring lots of H2O. Incline is not for small kids. Confusing at the top how to get to the summit so veer left.

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4 months ago

The highest point in Los Angeles county. Well worth the hike up. If you really want a great view Continue down the trail to the balancing Rock across the creek.

4 months ago

I went there today and will be back . Like that trail .

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6 months ago

Wild flowers are definitely blooming. Pretty shady relative to some of the other trails around 3PM till sundown.

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