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Recommended Routes in Santa Monica Mountains NRA - 13

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Favorite The Backbone trail at Etz Meloy
Intermediate Intermediate

Backbone Trail: Encinal Canyon

10.2 mi 16.4 km 1,177' Up 358.71 m Up 1,177' Down 358.72 m Down

Thousan…, CA
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Favorite 2/18/17 - Riding after the heavy rains led to probably 50+ water crossings in 4 miles of climbing.
Intermediate Intermediate

Sullivan Canyon - Westridge Singletrack Loop

11.5 mi 18.6 km 1,540' Up 469.32 m Up 1,518' Down 462.78 m Down

Santa M…, CA
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Favorite Mild climbing
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Point Mugu Loop

15.4 mi 24.7 km 2,070' Up 631.02 m Up 2,070' Down 630.96 m Down

Camarillo, CA
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Favorite About to go down the switches
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

New Millennium Trail + Las Virgenes Downhill

17.2 mi 27.7 km 2,558' Up 779.81 m Up 2,568' Down 782.63 m Down

Agoura, CA
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Favorite Modelo Trail Cheeseboro Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Cheeseboro Loop

13.0 mi 20.9 km 1,514' Up 461.46 m Up 1,514' Down 461.44 m Down

Agoura, CA
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Favorite Cheney Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Topanga Creek Outpost Loop

10.7 mi 17.3 km 1,382' Up 421.1 m Up 1,382' Down 421.23 m Down

Topanga, CA
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Favorite Corral Canyon rock formations
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Crags-Bulldog-Mesa Peak

14.6 mi 23.5 km 2,667' Up 812.85 m Up 2,657' Down 809.83 m Down

Malibu…, CA
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Favorite 2/18/17 - Riding after the heavy rains led to probably 50+ water crossings in 4 miles of climbing.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Sullivan Canyon to Sullivan Ridge Loop

8.9 mi 14.3 km 1,440' Up 438.97 m Up 1,438' Down 438.45 m Down

Santa M…, CA
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Favorite Rock outcroppings hidden from view unless you're up on this trail...so get out there!
Intermediate Intermediate

Backbone Trail: Yerba Buena Section

4.7 mi 7.5 km 483' Up 147.17 m Up 443' Down 134.91 m Down

Thousan…, CA
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Favorite Clearing a steep rock step on the Backbone Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Corral Canyon Out and Back

12.3 mi 19.8 km 2,095' Up 638.66 m Up 2,095' Down 638.45 m Down

Malibu, CA
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Favorite No Photos
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Backbone Trail: Zuma Ridge to Encincal

2.4 mi 3.9 km 345' Up 105.29 m Up 685' Down 208.66 m Down

Thousan…, CA
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Favorite Zuma Ridge.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Zuma Loop

13.2 mi 21.2 km 2,760' Up 841.17 m Up 2,757' Down 840.46 m Down

Malibu, CA
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Favorite Clearing a steep rock step on the Backbone Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Backbone Trail - Puerco Canyon Road Loop

26.0 mi 41.9 km 4,251' Up 1295.61 m Up 4,249' Down 1295.16 m Down

Malibu, CA
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Santa Monica Mountains NRA Biking

  • 215 Miles 346 Kilometers of Trail
  • 13 Recommended Routes
  • 13 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 82 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 24 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Santa Monica Mountains NRA - 106

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4.5 mi 7.2 km #1Sullivan Canyon
Intermediate Intermediate
Topanga, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Topanga, CA 32 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #2Suicide
Difficult Difficult
Oak Park, CA
Difficult Difficult
Oak Park, CA 21 
3.1 mi 4.9 km #3Sheep Corral Trail
Difficult Difficult
Oak Park, CA
Difficult Difficult
Oak Park, CA 25 
8.4 mi 13.5 km #4Sycamore Canyon Fire Road
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Camarillo, CA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Camarillo, CA 33 
1.9 mi 3.0 km #5Backbone Trail (Wood Canyon Vista Trail)
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Camarillo, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Camarillo, CA 23 
0.9 mi 1.5 km #6Sin Nombre Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Casa Conejo, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Casa Conejo, CA 18 
0.8 mi 1.2 km #7Cookies
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Topanga, CA
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Topanga, CA
4.0 mi 6.4 km #8Guadalasca Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Camarillo, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Camarillo, CA 18 
6.3 mi 10.2 km #9Backbone Trail: Kanan to Corral Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Malibu, CA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Malibu, CA 17 
3.8 mi 6.0 km #10Canyon Back Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Sherman Oaks, CA
Intermediate Intermediate
Sherman Oaks, CA 17 

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Downhill to the beach!
Dec 25, 2013 near Malibu…, CA
Clearing a steep rock step on the Backbone Trail
Oct 21, 2015 near Agoura…, CA
The sign said "CAUTION Steep Switchbacks". It wasn't kidding.
Dec 14, 2015 near Hidden…, CA
Trying the new GoPro Hero4 Session on the Sullivan Canyon singletrack.
Dec 14, 2015 near Topanga, CA
More fun this direction :) -- watch for blind corners
Dec 23, 2015 near Topanga, CA
Jump into the ocean!!
Dec 23, 2015 near Topanga, CA
The Backbone Trail from the Hub to Will Rogers is great fun!
May 12, 2017 near Topanga, CA
Backbone Trail to Will Rogers State Historic Park
Jan 18, 2021 near Topanga, CA
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