Tag: Backbone Trail

Yerba Buena Trail (Backbone Trail)

Yerba Buena Trail (Backbone Trail) Location: Western Santa Monica Mountains near the Circle X Ranch.  From the east, take Pacific Coast Highway northwest from I-10 for 24.4 miles to Encinal Canyon Road.    Turn right and follow Encinal Canyon Road for 5 miles, past Charmlee Wilderness Park, and continue onto Lechusa Road.  Go 0.1 miles…

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Mesa Peak from Corral Canyon

Mesa Peak from Corral Canyon Location: Santa Monica Mountains, near Malibu.  From the Pacific Coast Highway, take Corral Canyon (2.3 miles west of Malibu Canyon Road, 0.7 miles east of Latigo Canyon Road) north for 5 miles to its end.  Park at the Backbone trailhead. Agency: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Distance: 6.4 miles…

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Will Rogers State Historic Park

Location: 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Pacific Palisades.  Take I-10 to its end, where it becomes northbound Pacific Coast Highway.  Go 2.1 miles to Chautauqua Blvd. and turn right.  Go 0.9 miles and turn right on Sunset.  Go 0.6 miles and turn left on to Will Rogers State Park Road.  Drive a mile to…

Will Rogers State Historic Park

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Saddle Peak

Saddle Peak Location: Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu.  From Mulholland Highway, take Stunt Road south for 2.9 miles (the miles are marked).  There is a small turnout near marker 2.9 and a larger one at 3.0.  The trail begins at marker 2.9.  From Santa Monica, take Pacific Coast Highway 9.5 miles to Las Flores Canyon.…

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Backbone Trail: Newton Canyon

Featured in the Nobody Hikes in L.A. Guidebook! Text and photography copyright 2010 by David W. Lockeretz, all rights reserved. Information and opinions provided are kept current to the best of the author’s ability. All readers hike at their own risk, and should be aware of the possible dangers of hiking, walking and other outdoor…

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Sandstone Peak

Note: This area was damaged in the 2018 Woolsey fire. Though the trails have been opened, conditions may be different from those described in this post. Sandstone Peak Location: Western Santa Monica Mountains, between Malibu and Oxnard.  From Santa Monica, take Pacific Coast Highway 30 miles to Yerba Buena Road.   Yerba Buena Road is…

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