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Backbone Trail: Encinal Canyon

 4.3 (40)

10.2 Miles 16.4 Kilometers


100%

Singletrack

1,177' 359 m

Ascent

-1,177' -359 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

2,387' 727 m

High

1,385' 422 m

Low

Shared By Sam Brotherton

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A fun, fast, beginner/intermediate, out-and-back ride on singletrack with great views.

Sam Brotherton

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

This is a really fun trail for beginners and experienced riders alike!

Description

Start at the parking lot on Encinal Canyon Road and follow the singletrack up about four miles of not very steep switchbacks to Mulholland Fire Road. This ride turns around here, but at this point, you could take a left and ride as far as you want on fire road; you can ride all the way to the ocean if you have the stamina!

The singletrack descent back to Encinal Canyon Road is super fun - it's extremely smooth and non-technical, and most of the corners are heavily bermed. Have fun!

That being said, be careful and please don't go all out on the corners - the trail sees pretty heavy traffic in both directions and the sight lines are not long given how fast the trail is.

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Jun 30, 2018
Richard W
Jun 9, 2018
Frank Enkelmann
Apr 14, 2018
Michael Sauvage
Apr 12, 2018
Shane Sawicky
The last portion was closed due to trail maintenance... good ride both ways... nice ascent with lots of switchbacks. Crashed on the way down, lol 9.8mi
Mar 27, 2018
Carlos Morazan
Mar 18, 2018
Mark Cole
Super fun mellow uphill. Great quality dirt. About as fun as you can get on an out and back doubletrack. 9mi
Mar 17, 2018
Anthony Gonzalez
Feb 18, 2018
Joanna Ruiz

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  4.3 from 40 votes

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  4.3 from 40 votes
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in California

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13,802 Since Apr 21, 2013
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Absolutely loved this ride. Made it about 4.6 miles up in under and hour and the ride down was great! Not too steep at any one time. You should have rider bells though. Single track 90% of the time. May 2, 2016

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