Ray Miller Backbone Trail

MODERATE 92 reviews
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Ray Miller Backbone Trail is a 5.4 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.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1161 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Hiked another couple miles (to the left when the trail forks) to a bit past the water towers. Great hike during the summer with amazing views!

10 days ago

12 days ago

Love this trail. Have hiked it several times. Today was the most overgrown I have ever seen it. Still in really good condition. Still has some pretty yellow flowers. Can't beat the views.

hiking
17 days ago

good hike with a nice view! some people might prefer to wear some pants along the trail since there is decent knee high over growth that can get irritating

hiking
21 days ago

Be careful of corrosion. I slid off the trail. luckily, there is a lot of brush.

21 days ago

25 days ago

the best.

25 days ago

28 days ago

Great views, beautiful flowers and a great workout!

1 month ago

Love it. This is a gem.

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hiking
1 month ago

It was a nice hike.We wanted to start from La Jolla Trail (east side) but it had a sign it was closed. So we went from Ray Miller Trail (counter clockwide) of the loop. Wild flowers were blooming everywhere. It was not a clear sky day, but the mist air(marine layer) was coming in and gave such an exceptional view to the area. When we continued on Backbone Overlook - Fire Road trail to Cycamore Canyon Vista Backbone Trail start point, there were many mountain bikers.

The most beautiful Trail I've ever hiked due to California's Superbloom of wildflowers. I would have given it five stars if it was a loop. Stunning.

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Nice views however the mustard seed plants have overtaken 5/19/17. Need a machete to pass thru.

2 months ago

Beautiful trail by the ocean, we went in time to see all the wildflowers in bloom.