Big Topanga Loop
ElevationAscent: 3,257' 993 m
Descent: -3,254' -992 m
High: 2,073' 632 m
Low: 94' 29 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (12°)
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“A long loop with monster climbs and equally big ocean views.”— Leslie Kehmeier
This has been hidden from our maps to prevent overlap with existing trails, or because our research has found there is no legal access.
Take Backbone Trail: Will Rogers Trailhead to Musch Camp (the two-track headed up) toward Eagle Springs Rock, an interesting place to stop and check out the views.
At the top, you’ll stay to the right and head around to the Backbone singletrack, a descent that has plenty of fun and flow, a very playful downhill experience. As you make your way back to the trailhead, you'll encounter a mix of fast, open ridgeline sections, short sections in the trees, and unlimited views.
Take care near the J-Drop (Josepho Spur Trail) intersection. The trail skirts an exposed sidehill and crosses a couple of bridges before the lower portion of the descent.
Land Manager: California State Parks - Angeles District