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Point Mugu Loop

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

15.4 mile 24.7 kilometer loop
65% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,070' 631 m
Descent: -2,070' -631 m
High: 1,241' 378 m
Low: 23' 7 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Greg Healy

A loop with the best trails in the area, and some of the greatest trailside views in California.

Greg Healy

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

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Overview

A combination of the best singletrack in the area, starting from Point Mugu State Park off the PCH.

Need to Know

You gotta pay to park.

Description

The Overlook Trail is a doubletrack/fire road off of Sycamore Canyon Fire Road. Start by climbing up that. It's long and pretty mellow with amazing views. Once you get to the intersection, stay straight onto the Guadalasca Trail. This is a short climb and a long, fun descent that is flowy and has some switchbacks. At the end, stay right on the Wood Canyon Fire Road doubletrack for a little ways until you get to Hell Hill, which will be your first right.

Hell Hill is a wide fire road that is very steep. It's only 0.7 miles, so it's manageable. This takes you back up to the same intersection where the Guadalasca Trail began. Stay left onto the Overlook Trail for a second until you see the Backbone Trail on your left. Bombs away. Then you'll be back on the Sycamore Canyon Fire Road.

Stay right and stay on the road until you get back to the parking lot.

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May 15, 2020
Gary Taylor
road thousand oaks area used trail forks. 18.4mi
Mar 1, 2020
Michael Jordan
Jan 23, 2020
Ryan Mark
butchered all switchbacks except one and overshot two completely. back portion was extremely rutted due to rains...come back in the summer lol 15.4mi
Oct 14, 2019
Marco Sulin
Aug 22, 2019
Keaton Hutchison
Aug 10, 2019
Rommel Estrada
Aug 3, 2019
Brandon Hanna
20mi
Jul 25, 2019
Bryan Collard
Trail is dry and dusty and there were a couple spots of high water towards the end but never higher than mid sprocket height. 13.5mi — 2h 30m

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  4.4 from 18 votes

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#81

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#561

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Photos

Backbone Trail downhill (Sycamore Canyon).
Jul 19, 2019 near Camarillo, CA
Summit at Sin Nombre Trail (aka Backbone).
Aug 18, 2016 near Camarillo, CA
A group enjoys their climb in Point Mugu State Park.
Jan 31, 2017 near Camarillo, CA
Backbone DH Overlook offers gorgeous wildflowers and greenery.
Mar 15, 2017 near Camarillo, CA
Valley views.
Feb 25, 2016 near Camarillo, CA
Looking towards Sycamore Canyon Fireroad.
Feb 25, 2016 near Camarillo, CA

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