Ray Miller Backbone Trail

MODERATE 101 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
10 days ago

13 days ago

Great hike with a nice cool breeze off the ocean.

20 days ago

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23 days ago

Great hike. I didn't go all the way because I wanted to make it back to my car before my parking ticket expired. But great spots to over look the ocean.

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28 days ago

1 month ago

Kiana is so right about the need for insect repellent and long pants. Lots of people on the narrow trail (hiked Saturday).

1 month ago

nice hike! love the beach views all the way. recommendations: long pants due to overgrowth and bug spray for all the mosquitos that are in the parking area.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months 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!

2 months ago

2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

2 months ago

the best.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Great views, beautiful flowers and a great workout!

3 months ago

Love it. This is a gem.