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Zuma Ridge Trail

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


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6.0

Miles

9.7

KM

Doubletrack

2,407' 734 m

High

423' 129 m

Low

2,111' 644 m

Up

787' 240 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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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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Shared By:

Nick Knipe

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Zuma Ridge.
Mar 10, 2015 near Malibu, CA

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