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Zuma Ridge Trail

Intermediate

Trail

6.0 mile 9.7 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,111' 644 m
Descent: -787' -240 m
High: 2,407' 734 m
Low: 423' 129 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Nick Knipe

A long fire road climb with both breathtaking scenery and breathtaking cardio.

Nick Knipe

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Description

Busch Drive dead ends into this well-known fire road, from where it is pretty difficult to get lost. Zuma Ridge consists of a long, steady climb that peaks at a long-standing ranch called "Buzzards Roost." It then descends to Encinal Canyon Road.

You have essentially four options when navigating this trek: (1) There and back again; (2) hang a right onto Zuma-Edison fire road about 2 miles in, which can loop around to Kanan Rd.; (3) hang a left on the Backbone Trail: Zuma Ridge to Encincal, which begins after the summit; or (4) hang a right on the Backbone Trail: Kanan to Zuma Ridge Fireroad, which begins just after the other Backbone trailhead.

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Zuma Ridge.
Mar 10, 2015 near Malibu, CA

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