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Backbone Trail (Wood Canyon Vista Trail)

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.6 (18)

A fun singletrack with flowy technical sections and a few jumps. A great climb too.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

Singletrack

930' 284 m

High

202' 62 m

Low

728' 222 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

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This is a heavily trafficked trail by both bikers and hikers. Use a bell and common courtesy.

Description

The Backbone Trail is a popular way to get up to Overlook Fire Road. It's much easier than Hell Hill, but a bit more difficult than Guadalasca Trail due to slightly more incline and significantly more rock in the lower section. The descent is great fun, with flowy sections at the top, rocky sections at the bottom and a few jumps sprinkled in for taste.

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Matt Hawk

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  4.6 from 18 votes

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  4.6 from 18 votes
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#47

in California

#589

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Backbone Trail downhill (Sycamore Canyon).
Jul 19, 2019 near Camarillo, CA
Backbone DH Overlook offers gorgeous wildflowers and greenery.
Mar 15, 2017 near Camarillo, CA
View of Santa Monica Mountains.
Aug 5, 2020 near Camarillo, CA
Backbone Trail sunsets are the best!
Mar 9, 2017 near Camarillo, CA
That little ribbon of green and lush awaits.
Mar 15, 2017 near Camarillo, CA

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Nov 7, 2020
Brandon Traut
Oct 11, 2020
Angel Flores
Nov 26, 2019
Alex Ignath
Really nice singletrack. Blind corners, uphill traffic, watch your speed. It can get going fast.
Apr 6, 2018
Matt Hawk
15mi — 2h 00m
Nov 18, 2017
Matt Hawk
26mi — 3h 00m
Apr 23, 2017
Alvin Rudolph IV
Highly technical trail. Needs some trimming 1.9mi
Jan 29, 2017
Paul Chinn
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