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233 mi 375 km of trail 16 Featured Rides

Easy Trails 57 Trails Intermediate Trails 50 Trails Hard Trails 4 Trails
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Favorite The Backbone trail at Etz Meloy

Backbone Trail: Encinal Canyon

10.2 mi 16.4 km • Out and Back • 1,177 ft Ascent 358.71 m Ascent

Singletrack Thousand Oaks, CA

( 43 )
Favorite One of only a few switchbacks on the Backbone Trail

Backbone Trail: Will Rogers to Temescal Ridge

14.2 mi 22.8 km • Loop • 1,953 ft Ascent 595.27 m Ascent

Singletrack Santa Monica, CA

( 42 )
Favorite Seven riders descend the infamous water tower switchbacks

New Millennium Trail + Las Virgenes Downhill

17.2 mi 27.7 km • Loop • 2,558 ft Ascent 779.81 m Ascent

Singletrack Agoura, CA

( 29 )
Favorite View near the top.

Dead Cow/Suicide Loop

4.1 mi 6.6 km • Loop • 1,126 ft Ascent 343.27 m Ascent

Singletrack Oak Park, CA

( 18 )
Favorite 2/18/17 - Riding after the heavy rains led to probably 50+ water crossings in 4 miles of climbing.

Sullivan Canyon - Westridge Singletrack Loop

11.6 mi 18.6 km • Loop • 1,634 ft Ascent 498.16 m Ascent

Singletrack Santa Monica, CA

( 27 )
Favorite Cheney Trail

Topanga Creek Outpost Loop

10.7 mi 17.3 km • Loop • 1,382 ft Ascent 421.1 m Ascent

Doubletrack Topanga, CA

( 34 )
Favorite Backbone DH Overlook offers gorgeous wildflowers and greenery.

Point Mugu Loop

15.4 mi 24.7 km • Loop • 2,070 ft Ascent 631.02 m Ascent

Singletrack Camarillo, CA

( 14 )
Favorite Bombs away! (with caution).

Cheeseboro Loop

13.0 mi 20.9 km • Loop • 1,514 ft Ascent 461.46 m Ascent

Singletrack Agoura, CA

( 20 )

Trails in Santa Monica Mountains NRA - 95

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1.7 mi 2.7 km #1 Suicide
Oak Park, CA
1.7 mi 2.7 km Oak Park, CA
Unknown
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4.4 mi 7.0 km #2 Sullivan Canyon
Topanga, CA
4.4 mi 7.0 km Topanga, CA
Minor Issues
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Dry
13 days ago
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0.5 mi 0.8 km #3 U-Capa Trail
Woodland Hills, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km Woodland Hills, CA
Unknown
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0.9 mi 1.5 km #4 Sin Nombre Trail
Casa Conejo, CA
0.9 mi 1.5 km Casa Conejo, CA
Unknown
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14 
1.9 mi 3.0 km #5 Backbone Trail (Wood Canyon Vista Trail)
Camarillo, CA
1.9 mi 3.0 km Camarillo, CA
Unknown
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6.3 mi 10.2 km #6 Backbone Trail: Kanan to Corral Canyon
Malibu, CA
6.3 mi 10.2 km Malibu, CA
Bad / Closed
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Still closed due to "hazardous conditions"
49 days ago
10 
3.1 mi 4.9 km #7 Sheep Corral Trail
Oak Park, CA
3.1 mi 4.9 km Oak Park, CA
Minor Issues
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Overgrown in spots as well as modest ruts
15 days ago
11 
8.4 mi 13.5 km #8 Sycamore Canyon Fire Road
Camarillo, CA
8.4 mi 13.5 km Camarillo, CA
All Clear
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Dry, Some Mud - A couple of small stream crossings along the start of Sycamore Canyon fire road... other than that, all good. Have fun!
82 days ago
20 
4.4 mi 7.1 km #9 Cheeseboro Canyon Trail
Agoura, CA
4.4 mi 7.1 km Agoura, CA
All Clear
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Dry: Slight overgrowth of plants, not too bad. Clear and fun trail, many hikers on a Sunday afternoon be alert around corners.
32 days ago
12 
4.4 mi 7.2 km #10 Betty B. Dearing Trail (Fryman Canyon)
Universal City, CA
4.4 mi 7.2 km Universal City, CA
Minor Issues
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Dry - A lot of the vegitation on the trail is overgrown and blocks quite a bit of the singletrack section.
49 days ago
4.0 mi 6.4 km #11 Guadalasca Trail
Camarillo, CA
4.0 mi 6.4 km Camarillo, CA
Unknown
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2.5 mi 4.1 km #12 Backbone Trail: Newton Canyon Trailhead to Zuma Ridge Trail
Malibu, CA
2.5 mi 4.1 km Malibu, CA
Unknown
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4.8 mi 7.7 km #13 East Topanga Fire Road
Topanga, CA
4.8 mi 7.7 km Topanga, CA
Unknown
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2.2 mi 3.6 km #14 Dead Cow
Oak Park, CA
2.2 mi 3.6 km Oak Park, CA
Unknown
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5.7 mi 9.2 km #15 Sullivan Fire Road
Santa Monica, CA
5.7 mi 9.2 km Santa Monica, CA
Unknown
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4.3 mi 6.9 km #16 Canyon Back Trail
Sherman Oaks, CA
4.3 mi 6.9 km Sherman Oaks, CA
Unknown
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0.5 mi 0.9 km #17 Parker Mesa Overlook
Topanga, CA
0.5 mi 0.9 km Topanga, CA
Unknown
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1.2 mi 1.9 km #18 Serrania Ridge Trail
Woodland Hills, CA
1.2 mi 1.9 km Woodland Hills, CA
Minor Issues
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Dry: Poor visibility due to overgrown vegetation, dangerous for DH biking at this time.
69 days ago
0.5 mi 0.8 km #19 Backbone Trail: Etz Meloy Bypass
Thousand Oaks, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km Thousand Oaks, CA
Unknown
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1.4 mi 2.3 km #20 Yellow Hill Fire Road
Malibu, CA
1.4 mi 2.3 km Malibu, CA
Unknown
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