Saddle Peak via the Backbone Trail

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Saddle Peak via the Backbone Trail is a 8.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Calabasas, California that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and rock climbing.

8.1 miles 2293 feet Out & Back

hiking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Saddle peak is the second highest in the Santa Monica mountains, after Sandstone peak. After a moderately difficult climb, you will reach the peak where you will enjoy great views of the LA basin and its surroundings.

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9 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Moderate grade switchbacking trail through California chaparral. Views over the equestrian/rural Santa Monica Mountains and towards Calabasas until the summit, which looks south over the coast and LA basin. Plenty of wildflowers, birds, lizards, and even a couple kingsnakes. I didn't measure, but it felt longer than 8 miles - more like 10+.

Unmarked dirt parking on both sides of Piuma Road about fifty yards west of the trailhead, which is itself just a few yards west of the driveway to 25569 Piuma Road.

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1 month ago

Love this hike trail

1 month ago

Love this hike trail

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3 months ago

LOVE this hike. If you can make it up to the top the views are spectacular!

hiking
3 months ago

Very muddy in the rain, but beautiful and more like 11 miles.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

A great, challenging hike with beautiful views. It was cool to travel through different ecosystems as you make you make your way to the top. There's a new bench at the top and the view is out of this world.

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9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Great early morning hike. Lots of cobwebs and views. Might even see some rock climbers too. Great scenery with all the various rock formations.

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