Explore the most popular trails near Monte Nido with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



Monte Nido, California Map

Views of the ranch, nice wide dirt path easy starter hike. Summer rattlesnakes are our out in full force as of mid June.

6 months ago

Great hike for good views and a decent work out. Went up to the picnic table about 2.5 miles in. Have to come back and take the Backbone Trail even further! Good incline not strenuous.

Wide, well maintained trail. Very green with great views from top. A tad muddy since we just got some rain this weekend. A nice starter hike.

One day trailed running and hiked! Completed the Backbone Trail: Tapia to Kanan-Dume, in 4 1/2hrs, over 11.6 miles in/out, a total of 23.2 miles, at 2,936ft. Rated: Moderate/Hard. Nice overcast (February 2018). Good to build your endurance!

The trail is primary used for hiking, mountain biking, and trail running and it is accessible year-around. In addition, be mindful of mountain bikers and dogs need to be on a leash. It was an amazing workout! My legs were on fire: burning nonstop. Also, if you’re planning on parking on Malibu Creek Road, the cost for parking all day is $8.00.

On that note, if you're looking to get into shape, lose weight, or tone up. I recommend, incorporated some kind of physical activities. That was a lovely hiked and trailed running. "Mind over matter." ❤️

Not dog friendly. Spoke to the ranger and huge No Dogs sign.

Nice easy hike with some great views at the top.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Takes you to the top of mountains over looking the road down below

Great starter hike. Did this with a group of cub scouts and they were all able to do it. Some of the smaller kids had trouble with the up hill but still made it. The view is great at the top!

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Beautiful scenery

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