Backbone Trail For Mountain Biking

The 38th most popular mountain bike trail in California.

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Located northwest of LA and Santa Monica, the Backbone Trail is well known as an excellent mountain bike ride. The Backbone Trail stretches from Will Rogers State Park through Topanga State Park and Malibu Creek State Park, and then across the Santa Monica Mountains to Point Mugu State Park. There are 64 miles of this 70 mile route completed.

Overall, Backbone Trail is the 38th most popular mountain bike trail of all 132 mountain biking rides in California. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Backbone Trail including Malibu Creek State Park, Big Sycamore Canyon Loop, Palmdale, Strawberry Peak Loop Trail, Chino Hills State Park, Topanga State Park and Big Bear Mountain Resort.

Backbone Trail in Santa Monica Mountains (CA/US)

Backbone Trail in Santa Monica Mountains (CA/US)

Backbone Trail in Santa Monica Mountains (CA/US)

Backbone Trail in Santa Monica Mountains (CA/US)

Backbone Trail Mountain Biking Map

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Local Contact(s):  TSP (310) 454-8212; California Tourism (916) 444-4429; Malibu Chamber of Commerce, (310) 456-9025; City of Malibu, (310) 456-2489.

Recommended Map:  "Santa Monica Mountains Trail Map" from National Geographic

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Malibu Beach Inn, (310) 456-6444

Luxury Loding:  Bayside Hotel, Santa Monica (310) 396-6000; Hotel Shangri-La, Santa Monica (877) 999-1301; Casa Larronde, (310) 456-9333

GPS:  34.05384, -118.51177

Date Published:  1/4/2016

Date Updated:  11/20/2016

ID:  14015

Backbone Trail Mountain Biking Map

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