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Will Rogers State Park to Ray Miller Via Backbone Trail

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Will Rogers State Park to Ray Miller Via Backbone Trail is a 62.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Redondo Beach, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 62.9 mi Elevation gain 12,362 ft Route type Point to Point

Backpacking

Camping

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No shade

No dogs

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M Sinel
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From back bone at top of Will Rogers down steep grooved Canyon Loop through Nazi camp up to road make rt to Amalfi

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Colleen Haiden
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Hiking

It is 67.79 miles not 62 - I did this hike in 7 sections mostly out and back so technically I did it twice. LOL. It is beautiful but difficult. It may not seem steep compared to the bigger mountains East of LA but the trail will drop you into a canyon and back to the top again once or twice in a 10 mile section. One 15 mile section had the same elevation gain as doing Mnt Wilson. Be careful during the summer months because some sections have no shade and get very hot. Only a few places to get water refills and not all the trails are easily marked. Someone died over the summer on one of the trails leading off the backbone. The views are gorgeous especially in the early morning hours as the sun rises over the ocean. Can’t wait to do it again, maybe as an overnighted.

Shailen Bhatia
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Carlos Fernandez
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HikingOver grown
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Mai Kang
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HikingNo shade
Sasha Grossman
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Hiking

Beautiful and varied scenary. Painful descend with many rocks at one point. Great time doing the backbone series with girls who hike LA! ☺️❤️

Dan Ward
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Don B.
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Bren Ginsber
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Todd McKenna
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dylan plante
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Todd McKenna
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AllTrails User
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Hiking
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Jane Lee
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Jim Cox
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Pete Franco
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Hiking
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Kenny Vila
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Backpacking
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Hiking Leigh
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Hiking Leigh
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