Ray Miller Backbone Trail

MODERATE 88 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

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17 days 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.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

1 month ago

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

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hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous Views, refreshing ocean breezes & wildflowers. what more can you hope for.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice view !!

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2 months ago

One of the best!

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome views of the ocean, the PCH as well as a great mountain view in the distance. From the top you get a great overlook of the PCH and can see Point Mugu rock from a great distance.

hiking
2 months ago

Oh my goodness, this was spectacular! Hills are abloom!