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True Nature Hike

Plenty of parking available when pulling into lot. There are trail maps and other information... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2018
Atlanta, Georgia
Do it in pieces, hike it in parts, or one long jaunt!

Do it in pieces, hike it in parts, or one long jaunt. There is the Appalachia Trail and the Pacific... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Camarillo, California
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Spectacular scenery over three ridges in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Malibu, CA
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Plenty of parking available when pulling into lot. There are trail maps and other information explaining what to expect. Hike does change elevation quickly. The path does split several places, but usually ends up in the same, direction. Hike is not hard, but steep at...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank olivergumbrill
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Do it in pieces, hike it in parts, or one long jaunt. There is the Appalachia Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. Los Angeles has the Backbone Trail. Most os us do it in parts, dividing it into day hikes. The ambitious take it all...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Parking lot at trailhead next to tunnel 1 on Kanan road. On the right going south bound. Went for about a mile and a half and then turned around since it’s not a looped trail. A lot of good elevation changes. Not too hard for...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank dsnyqunfrn
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This trail can be hot and there is very limited shade...bring adequate water and sunblock The drive to the trail is a twisty/windy road, it was a great drive. There is a 3 or 6 mile option to hike. Start at 2,030 elevation and climb...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ann C
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is not an easy trail to hike, and there were a few times that I didn't think I could get to the top. However, I did! It was so worth it, too! You can see the Pacific, on a clear day, and it is...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Angela H
Reviewed 16 March 2017

A nice hike through a canyon with mild shifting grades, trees for intermittent shade and 2 different areas to park. Can be crowded on weekends and due to location in the canyon varying temperatures that can switch over a period of a few hours. One...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank kcslatts
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Moderate hike in the beginning might not be suitable for young kids, then easy hike if you continue to Tripeaks or even to Sycamore canyon trail head. good hiking boots highly recommended since lot of rocks on the trail head. From parking lot to the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Yan b
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Several side trails and fire roads. Some of the trail systems are better than others. Some side trails are open to bikes some are not. The ocean front trails are great with great views up to ventura and down south to malibu. If you are...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank kylebistline
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I do not recommend this Trail 4 mountain bikes. A good portion of it is not even open for bikes and you are risking getting a ticket from the Ranger. In addition, you will find yourself carrying your bike uphill for miles and making numerous...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Sam S
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My friends and I mountain bike the Backbone Trail a couple of times a week and it is a true gem. The trails go for over 60 miles through the hills. During the right time of the year you can see wildflowers, hawks, deer and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank zjmikke
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27 December 2017|
Response from dsnyqunfrn | Reviewed this property |
Not at the one before Tunnel 1 going southbound :)