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31 mi 50 km of trail 5 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 1 Trail Intermediate Trails 11 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

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Recommended Routes in Zuma and Trancas Canyons - 5

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Favorite The Backbone trail at Etz Meloy
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
Favorite Clearing a steep rock step on the Backbone Trail
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
Favorite No Photos
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
Favorite Clearing a steep rock step on the Backbone Trail
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
Favorite Zuma Ridge.
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

Trails in Zuma and Trancas Canyons - 8

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6.3 mi 10.2 km #1Backbone Trail: Kanan to Corral Canyon
Intermediate/Difficult
Malibu, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Malibu, CA 12 
2.5 mi 4.1 km #2Backbone Trail: Newton Canyon Trailhead to Zuma Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Malibu, CA
Intermediate
Malibu, CA
5.1 mi 8.2 km #3Backbone Trail: Encincal Canyon Rd to Etz Meloy Bypass
Intermediate
Thousand Oaks, CA
Intermediate
Thousand Oaks, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #4Backbone Trail: Zuma Ridge Trail to Encinal Canyon Rd.
Difficult
Thousand Oaks, CA
Difficult
Thousand Oaks, CA
6.0 mi 9.7 km #5Zuma Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Malibu, CA
Intermediate
Malibu, CA
0.8 mi 1.2 km #6Zuma Canyon Connector Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Malibu, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Malibu, CA
2.8 mi 4.5 km #7Kanan - Edison Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Malibu, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Malibu, CA
5.0 mi 8.1 km #8Zuma Edison Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Malibu, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Malibu, CA

Photos of Zuma and Trancas Canyons - 3

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The backbone trail - Kanan to Castro Peak
Jun 16, 2017 near Westlak…, CA
Zuma Ridge.
Mar 10, 2015 near Malibu, CA
View from the clearing after the tunnel climb.
Jan 22, 2014 near Westlak…, CA