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Point Mugu Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (31) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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Map Key

15.4

Miles

24.7

KM

65%

Singletrack

1,241' 378 m

High

23' 7 m

Low

2,070' 631 m

Up

2,070' 631 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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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Shared By:

Greg Healy

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 31 votes

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  4.3 from 31 votes
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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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Jan 18, 2021
Sydney Aveson
15.5mi — 3h 03m
Jan 7, 2021
Chris Makowicki
15mi
Oct 17, 2020
Randy Reyes
Oct 4, 2020
Ned Zolota
Great ride. 1st time here. Thought it might be short and wanted to ride longer but I was beat and glad I didn't go more. Perfect day ride. Can't wait — 2h 11m
Sep 18, 2020
Mike O'Hara
15.3mi — 2h 34m
Sep 13, 2020
Morty Rudegar
Jul 18, 2020
Toschin Aquino
Jun 28, 2020
BTosz Roz
Nice challenging climb with a slightly technical and super duper fun downhill for us no-so-pros. This trail is worth repeating over and over! 15.4mi — 2h 00m